Turkey Attractions

Turkey is the way to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires, Anatolia invites you to discover its ancient cities.

It’s said that if you’ve never tried a Turkish bath then you’ve never been really clean. The visitor moves through several hot rooms and nally arrives at the massage table for a real going over. Men and women bathe separately, exceptions are made at certain times for tourists. One recommended bathhous is Çemberlitas Hamam. Situated near the Bazaar, this is the oldest hamam in town and was reputedly built by the master architect Sinan.

The Great bazaar attracts many people – far too many if you come at rush hour. It’s a good idea to arrive early in the morning and enjoy a cup of tea in one of the cafés whilst the bazaar comes to life. There are thousands of stalls, selling virtually everything, carpets, gold, cloth, spices. The bazaar is a world of its own and it’s easy, but fun, to get lost in the teeming alleyways.

This is a well organised aquarium with species from all over the world and is a great family attraction as well as a popular tourist sight. It offers approximately 1.500 species, 15.000 land and sea creatures in total. When you are feeling hungry or thirsty you will find a café inside.

The main attraction in Istanbul, where history and fashion meet in a quotidian atmosphere. With musicians you can encounter around every corner and with its colorful streets, Beyoğlu is situated at an area you must definitely see.
Home to the most beautiful specimens of traditional Ottoman architecture and a lush green town in the heart of nature Cumalikizik was originally an Ottoman settlement nestled at the slopes of Mount Uludağ in the province of Bursa about 700 years ago.

Damlataş Cave, shaped by the amazing architecture of nature, is situated in one of the most beautiful cities in Southern Turkey.

One of the most beautiful provinces of Southern Turkey, one that has survived from ancient times, the homeland of Santa Clause.
One of the most enigmatic places of the Mediterranean Region, Karain Cave has survived from prehistoric times.
One of the highest mountains in the Marmara Region open to tourism all the year round and one of Turkey’s most beautiful epitomes of magnificent nature

Among the most terrific getaways, the Princes’ Islands, with a history going back to ancient times, are a classical combination of nature, sea and history.

Located in one of the Eastern Anatolian cities with a rich cultural heritage, Tortum Waterfall is one of the most beautiful natural treasures.

Splendid forest scenery with pine and pistachio trees as well as a magnificent coastline and impressive golf courses and facilities await you for an unforgettable holiday in Belek.

One of the major cities of Lycia and located in the western part of Antalya, Kaş is a natural wonder which impresses visitors with a spectacular geography.

As charming as the meaning of the name indicates, Şirince is a lovely little village comprised of narrow streets with old adjacent houses.
One of the most beautiful cities of the Aegean Region, Göcek, comprised of many islands and bays has been treasured and protected until nowadays.
The Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Byzantium until it grew within time and took its present shape in Istanbul.
Alanya is one of nature’s most generous regions located by in front of the Toros mountains by the Mediterranean Sea and the hub of many civilizations throughout the centuries
FAQs
Why book with Memphis Tours?
We have been in the business since 1955 and pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high quality, personalized tour experiences.
Is there a special rate for private groups booking with Memphis Tours?
Yes, Memphis Tours does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups.
How much will I have to pay as a deposit?
The deposit required will be 25% of the total price of the tour, except during peak travel times around Christmas and New Years, when the deposit will be 50% of the total price.
Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
Memphis Tours does not charge any additional fees or surcharges on any debit or credit card transactions. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
How can I obtain my visa to visit Turkey?
Visitors can easily apply for a tourist visa in just a few steps at www.evisa.gov.tr and start to explore the unique nature of Turkey the minute they arrive in Turkey. Tourists can obtain an electronic visa (e-Visa) via online application provided that they have a minimum 6- months- valid passport by the date of application. Tourists can explore Turkey and its wealth of culture, history and scenic beauty as they like unless their visit exceeds 90 days.
Can I extend the period of my tourist visa beyond its expiration?
Tourists who wish to stay on for a longer period than stated on their visa can apply for a tourist residence permit for a stay of up to 9 months. For further information or to make an application, you should contact the local/Main Police station near your area where you residing during your stay
Can I combine my visit to Turkey with another country?
Tourists visiting Turkey sometimes visit other countries in the Middle East or North Africa in the same trip. Memphis Tours offers tourism services in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Dubai and Oman which you can research on our website.
Is Turkey safe to visit?
Tourists have been visiting Turkey for years and Turkish people have well-earned reputation for warmth and kindness toward visitors. Turkish cities are generally very safe, especially in area where tourists frequent. Turkey is very well secured, Police in every location, there is so many checking points, this is what makes Turkey safe and 100% secured to make sure everybody are safe and comfortable in Turkey.
Is Turkey considered a safe destination in comparison to other countries in the world?
Turkey generally has a very low crime rate. Travelers will be safe in Turkey if they take sensible precautions that would apply to any tourist destination around the world.
Do Turkish speak languages other than Turkish?
English is the most spoken foreign language everywhere in Turkey. You should have no problem meeting people who can speak English and help you get around in all the big cities, shopping malls, restaurants and holiday resorts. Fewer Turkish can speak Italian, Spanish, and German; however, professionals in the tourism sector are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Turkish. They speak enough English and many other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.
Do I have to learn Turkish in order to enjoy my visit to Turkey?
It is always good to learn a few Turkish words to expressing greetings or thanks. If you are planning to visit some places other than popular tourist destinations, it is advisable to learn some Turkish phrases. Generally, Turkish are friendly and are happy to help anyone, especially foreigners and tourists, even if there is a language barrier.
Is it allowed for non-Muslims to enter historical mosques in Turkey?
Non-Muslims are generally welcome to visit mosques in Turkey. Tourists are more than welcome to visit most mosques at anytime expect when they are being used for prayer, on Friday and during the five prayers of the day.
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Turkey?
There aren’t really special clothes to be put on while visiting a mosque in Turkey; however, modest dress would be highly recommended and in some mosques. It`s better for women to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
Are there certain vaccinations to be taken before traveling to Turkey?
There are no obligatory vaccinations that should be taken before being granted with the visa of Turkey.
What is the official currency in Turkey?
The official currency of the Republic of Turkey is Turkish lira. The Turkish Lira is divided into sub-units called kuruş. Paper currency comes in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL money notes and metal currency comes in 5, 10, 25, and 50 kuruş and 1 Lira
Will I be able to exchange Dollars, Euros, or other currencies in Turkey?
U.S. Dollar and Euro are widely accepted by large shopping centers, hotels and restaurants at rates that are relatively close to the official ones. Makes sure you know the current exchange rate of dollars or Euros to Turkish Lira (TL).
Is it a common practice to give tips in Turkey?
Many people in the tourism sector depend on tips, as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary in Turkey. It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
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Tips
  • The currency of Turkey is the Liera. The value of the dinar is effectively fixed at the rate of .19 Li to 1 USD, Credit cards are widely used in Turkey.
  • Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly.
  • Turkish is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
  • Pastırmalı Kuru Fasulye (white kidney bean with pastirma)
  • Haşlama (boiled lamb with vegetables and lemon juice)
  • Kuzu Kapama (spring lamb stewed).
  • Kuzu Güveç (lamb cooked in casserole)
Highlights
  • Visit the beautiful Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi museum.
  • Admire the beautiness of Grand and Spice Bazaar in Istanbul.
  • See the beautiful architecture of the Halicarnassus of Turkey.
  • Istanbul Galata Mawlawi House.
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum.
  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.
  • Rahmi Koc Museum Turkey.
  • Visit Ahmed Mosque ( blue mosque)
  • Take a hot air balloon ride
  • Miniaturk of Turkey.
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