The capital of Istanbul has many treasures to offer travelers. But Turkey itself has many other cities and regions that visitors will find amazing. The areas around Antalya and Bodrum have sun-bleached beaches and clear blue seas, but both places offer much more besides.
Bodrum has diverse historic sites including the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and the Castle of St Peter, built by knights of the Crusades. Antalya meanwhile boasts its old town of Kaleici, Ottoman and Roman architecture, and mountain views. There’s plenty to see on a pocket-friendly walking tour.
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