The Best Photo Spots in Turkey

Turkey is a country with the astonishing history, luxury beach resorts, beautiful countryside, and remarkable architecture. It is not surprising, therefore, that this Mediterranean county attracts millions of travelers each year. The bridge between Europe and Asia, Turkey will captivate you with its vibrant cities, striking scenery, historic sites, and unbelievably delicious food. 

Get your bucket list ready – here is the overview of the best photo spots and top things to do in Turkey. 

#1 - Cappadocia


The fairytale volcanic rock formations formed over the ages make a perfect photo spot in Cappadocia. Both landscape and history of Cappadocia are remarkable. You will discover houses, underground cities (thirty-six of them!), and churches in these marvelous caves in Cappadocia, carved in rocks by Hittites, and later Christians, thousands of years ago. Today, some of the caves are turned into hotels, offering a unique lodging experience. What can compare to sleeping in the cave-turned-hotel-room or an underground city?

Furthermore, a must-bucket list experience is a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, a unique opportunity to enjoy miraculous sunrise or sunset.  

#2 - Bosporus Bridge, Istanbul


This is a great spot to visit and take some awesome pictures of the Istanbul’s mosques in sunrise or sunset. Standing on the bridge that connects the East and the West will give you a sense of eternity and fill your soul with the deep feeling of awe.  

#3 - Bosporus Bridge, Istanbul

This magnificent structure with the name that translates into “Holly Wisdom” from Turkish was originally built as an Orthodox Church. Through the centuries it evolved as a Greek Cathedral, Roman Catholic Cathedral, and imperial Ottoman Mosque. Today, Hagia Sophia is a museum in Istanbul that thrills its visitors with its splendid domes, lavish gardens, and majestic mosaics. 


#4 - Pamukkale – The Cotton Castle

Pamukkale (meaning “Cotton Castle” in Turkish) is the mineral-rich thermal pools in western Turkey and one of the most wonderful photo spots in the country. The unreal landscape of these white cascades offers the once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can also see the ruins of the temples, baths, and other monuments of the ancient city of Hierapolis dating from the 2ndcentury B.C. can be seen at the site as well. 

#5 - Ephesus


Exploring the ruins of the Greek City of Ephesus will erase epochs in front of your eyes. Ephesus is Europe’s most complete ancient metropolis. It is located in Aegean Turkey, about 20km from the Mediterranean resort of Kusadasi. The Library of Celsus in Ephesus is one of the city’s most beautiful buildings and a perfect spot to take amazing photos. Other incredible places to visit include the Temple of Hadrian and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

#6 - Blue Mosque, Istanbul


This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Istanbul. This historic site continues to serve as a mosque today, so don’t be surprised if you can’t access some of its parts, due to the prayers. However, you can take a lot of incredible snapshots within its marvelous blue-tiled walls. 

#7 - Bodrum

The mystique ruins of what was known as the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, beautiful beaches, and luxury resorts attract a great number of visitors to Bodrum, Turkey each year. One of the best photo spots in this Aegean city is Bodrum Castle, or Caste of St. Peter, in the heart of the city’s marina. 

This European-Asian country will fascinate you with its ever-present blend of the cultures, mesmerizing history, and breathtaking landscapes. With a bit of luck, you will take a bit of this miraculous country home with you on your beautiful photographs.  

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TravelMads Nordsveen