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The most beautiful trips in the east of Turkey

The best of trips in Central and Eastern Turkey

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful trips in the east of Turkey
Inserted: 29.03.2022
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Most visitors to Turkey know only its coastal riviera in the south or west of the country, or the capital Istanbul. But the center and east of the country can offer far more exotic trips to beautiful nature and interesting monuments – such as the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia or the former capital of Armenia Ani. Let's take a look at trips that are definitely worth taking in the East and Central Turkey.

1.
Hike in the Red valley

World of rocks from Göreme to Çavuşin

Rating:
| Altitude: 1 050 m / 3 445 ft

The trip starting near the town of Göreme is very beautiful and offers incredible views of the surrounding… continue reading

2.
Visit of Ishak Pasha Sarayi

Fairytale palace near Ararat

Rating:
| Altitude: 1 945 m / 6 381 ft

At the very eastern end of Turkey, only a few kilometers from Iran, lies in the foothills of volcanic… continue reading

3.
Visit of Ani

Town with 1001 churches

Rating:
| Altitude: 1 490 m / 4 888 ft

The ruins of the former mighty capital of Armenian Kingdom Bagratuni lie right on the Turkish-Armenian border… continue reading

4.
A tour of the volcanic field near Karapinar

Around two volcanic lakes

Rating:
| Altitude: 1 095 m / 3 593 ft

The 50,000-strong city of Karapinar attracts visitors only thanks to an interesting volcanic field ten… continue reading

5.
Ahtamar

A trip to the Armenian Church on the island of Ahtamar

Rating:
| Altitude: 1 663 m / 5 456 ft

Ahtamar is a small island on Lake Van with an area of 70 hectares located 3 km from the south coast and 18 km… continue reading

6.
Visit of Göreme

The heart of Cappadocia

Rating:
| Altitude: 1 100 m / 3 609 ft

Göreme belong to the most often visited towns in Cappadocia located in the center of Anatolia. If you think… continue reading

7.
Ascent to Ercyies Dagi

Ascent to the highest mountain in Central Turkey

Rating:
| Altitude: 3 917 m / 12 851 ft

Ercyies Dagi volcano (3,917 m above sea level) is the highest mountain in Central Turkey. It is a real… continue reading

8.
Tour of Sultahani Kervansarayı

The best preserved inn for caravans

Rating:
| Altitude: 947 m / 3 107 ft

Sultanhanı Kervansarayı is considered one of the best-preserved „inns“ for caravans. The light fortifications… continue reading

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