With magnificent ancient and contemporary architecture, beaches, world-famous attractions and vibrant cities, Turkey is a wonderful travel destination—and Carlson Rezidor hotels are there to make you comfortable and welcome on every leg of your journey.
First built as an early Christian church, the Hagia Sophia, served as a Greek Orthodox basilica, a Catholic cathedral and an Ottoman mosque. Visit its final iteration as the Hagia Sophia Museum to admire its exemplary Byzantine architecture.
With 400,000 square feet of exhibition halls, courtyards and buildings, Topkapı is the world’s largest and oldest surviving palace. Don’t miss the Imperial Mint, Archeological Museum, and a tour of the Harem.
Built in 1461, the structure alone warrants a trip to view its maze of vaulted passages, ornate frescoes and marble drinking fountains. Today, the Grand Bazaar draws up to 400,000 daily visitors seeking jewelry, hand-painted ceramics, colorful textiles, and more.
Anitkabir was built to memorialize Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Republic of Turkey's founder and first President. Visit Atatürk’s massive tomb, enjoy the beauty of Peace Park, and visit each of the symbolic towers that represent the Republic's founding ideologies.
Held during the month of September, the Izmir International Exhibition showcases trending products relevant to Turkey's importing and exporting industries. Each year, a new theme is chosen and new technologies are featured.
Mountain trips come and go, but this is your chance to ski and snowboard Mount Erciyes, an extinct volcano. Erciyes Ski Center offers 55 km of powder-filled slopes on the highest point in Central Anatolia. You’ll be captivated by breathtaking views in all directions.
Diyarbakır is surrounded by towering ancient walls made of black basalt. Make sure to walk across the ancient bridge over the Tigris River, and don’t miss a trip to the Archaeological Museum, which houses human history and artifacts dating from the Neolithic period.
Nature lovers from around the world are drawn to this charming town on the Black Sea. Ordu, Turkey offers some amazing sightseeing, from beaches to lush forests. Catch a cable car ride up to Boztepe, Ordu’s neighboring hilltop village, to see it all.
Located in northern Turkey, Samsun is the country’s largest port town. Board a boat on the Black Sea for a cruise to take in the stunning coastline, and be sure to visit one of Turkey’s treasured wood-constructed mosques, Göğceli Mosque, built in 1206.
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