İzmit Clock Tower
Shepherd Mustafa Pasha Complex
Kasr-ı Hümayun Palace
Kırşehir , which is located in the center of Central Anatolia, is an ancient city that dates back to the Hittites period. The dominant natural texture of Central Anatolia continues in the city. For this reason, the city rising in the middle of a very barren land was named Kırşehir.
However, the city also hosts many historical monuments. Kırşehir, which has a very authentic culture, continues many traditions that belong to the Ottoman and Seljuk eras. For this reason, Kırşehir means a little more Ahilik
Ahi Evran Mosque and Tomb
Ahi Evran, which has shaped the spiritual and cultural atmosphere of the Seljuk and the Ottomans, has hosted the developed Ahilik organization. For this reason, Ahi Evran Mosque and Mausoleum should be among the top places to visit in Kirsehir. It is a very simple and beautiful mosque made of cut stone, built in 1482 in the name of Ahi Evran, the founder of the Ahilik organization, which knit the spiritual atmosphere and cultural infrastructure of Kırşehir . The Mausoleum of Ahi Evran, located in the left part of the mosque, is made frequented especially by Muslims.
In terms of mosques, Cacabey Mosque should be included among the places to visit in Kırşehir. Cacabey Mosque, which served on time as a madrasah, was built in 1270s by Kırşehir Emir, Cibril bin Cacabey. The mosque, where a modest interior décor is located after the arched entrance door, which is extremely high and magnificent, has a unique structure in the Anatolian geography with its cone and spherical columns. In this respect, it is unique in the area of Cacabey Mosque.
Mucur Underground City
Kırşehir, which is home to many historical monuments, is also famous for the underground cities that belong to the Roman period and were built by Christians. Mucur underground city, which is among them, attracts attention with its wide tunnels and corridors.
The underground city, which was established in the 3rd century AD, is a large building with 42 rooms and 8 common benches under the ground and a common place of worship. There are also passages and ventilation systems that dominate each other in the underground city.
Kırklareli is located in the Thrace section of the Marmara Region, with its cave, lake, forest and many other cultural structures. Surrounded by Tekirdağ in the south, Edirne in the west and Burgas province of Bulgaria in the north, Kırklareli is a very rich city in terms of places to visit due to this location. Historical districts are still found in districts such as Kırklareli Pınarhisar . It is possible to see both historical and natural beauties in districts such as Kırklareli Vize . You can camp in Kırklareli and enjoy nature by visiting natural areas such as Begendik Village , Kıyıköy Beach, Balkaya Village, İğneada Longozu, Cehennem Waterfalls, Dupnisa Cave, Istranca Mountains . You can explore historical buildings such as Kıyıköy Lighthouse, Vize Castle, Aya Nikola Monastery, Babaeski Bridge .
İğneada is one of the places to escape from Istanbul especially at the weekend with its location close to Istanbul . Longoz forests, which are a unique natural formation within the scope of Kırklareli, are frequently preferred in recent years with their wide beach and calm and beauty of the villages in the region. Especially, Igneada is a unique spot for campers with its camping areas . It is also very suitable for canoeing in needles . Here you can go hiking all day long and capture amazing photo frames in the flooded forests. İğneada, which is in the Demirköy district of Kırklareli, is very close to Istanbul and you can reach this unique forest at the end of the 3-hour journey by renting a car in Istanbul . Istanbul airport car rental if you wish You can easily go by evaluating the options.
Although there are many caves among the places to visit in Kırklareli, Dupnisa Cave, which is the only cave of Thrace opened to tourism, is quite large with two floors and three entrances. The natural spring water coming out of the cave, which is approximately 3 thousand meters long, forms the Rezve Creek. When you enter into the stalactites and natural formations inside the cave, it almost fascinates. Dupnisa Cave, which you must see when you go to Kırklareli, is located in Sarpdere Village in Demirköy district of Kırklareli province. You can reach the end of about 2 and a half hours with the rental car you will rent from Tekirdağ car rental options. According to a rumor, this cave, which was founded 180 million years ago, is one of the places to visit in Kırklareli and we can say that it is the most interesting place in terms of tourism. As you tour the inside of the cave, you will discover new signs, make you more curious and make your trip enjoyable.
Hagia Nikola Monastery
Aya Nikola Monastery was built by carving the rocks from the Byzantine period to the present day. One of the best examples of rock monasteries, Aya Nikola still maintains its presence with its sections devoted to churches and monks. With its location close to Kırklareli Kıyıköy, it is among the places to visit in Kırklareli.
In Kıyıköy, which is one of the holiday destinations close to Istanbul, you can rent a boat and have fun all day long with canoe and bicycles in the river. Thanks to its windy weather, you can make kites with children and have a nice holiday in this charming town. Kıyıköy campgrounds also respond to the need. Kıyıköy camping areas are calm and beautiful. You can camp in Kıyıköy and watch the night milky way.
If Kayseri is the first time to go, if you don’t think of anything other than pastrami-sausage and Erciyes Ski Center when you say Kayseri, let yourself go. We created a travel program that you can easily do on your own, planned from morning to evening, covering the most important places to visit in Kayseri, with pears, cooked pears and my mouth.
Peace of mind; our trip is not from a tour that gives narcos such as paso historical places. Filling forty in a spoon also includes the ravioli, halis mulis, pastrami with pastrami and a lot of spicy sausage, as well as places to see in Kayseri.
We will say that; In these two days, you will see the places that should be seen in the center of Kayseri, taste the things you need to taste, as well as see the house where Mimar Sinan was born and Ağırnas, 40 minutes away from the center, and you will not experience any program stress.
If we talk about Kayseri a bit; Established on a flat area between Erciyes and Ali Dağ, the city has been one of the cradles of civilization throughout history. Traces of human life in the region go back 5000 years ago. Hittite, Roman and Byzantine all passed through this land and became the second important city of Anatolian Seljuk State after Konya.
He was born in Kayseri, the chief architect of Kanuni, Selim II and Murat III periods. In the stone architecture that lived here before the exchange, the master Armenians and Greeks have a significant role in the genius of Mimar Sinan.
KAŞIK-LA You came to Kayseri in the morning by plane and landed at Erkilet Airport. If you do not count the breakfast from the beans (or not) on the plane as breakfast, but take the opportunity that the airport is only 15 minutes away from the city center, make Kaşık-La the first stop to start the day with a Kayseri-style breakfast . This is one of the best dining places in Kayseri, which has opened its branches to Istanbul and Ankara in recent years. No spreading breakfast in average 30 TL per person. We had breakfast, but the thing that Kaşık-La is the most assertive is Kayseri ravioli.
The spreading breakfast includes 3 kinds of cheese (cheddar, white, overalls), butter, tahini molasses, honey, jam, olives, tomato-cucumber, halva, salami, katmer, cake, pie and sausage egg. Everything is fine, but the strange thing is that cream and bacon are going into the extra. After all, when Kayseri arrives, people expect to see the sausage in a separate area and the egg with bacon
Talas, on the outskirts of Mount Ali, the neighbor of Mount Erciyes, is the region where Armenians, Greeks and Turks lived together until the deportation and exchange periods. It is a place like the movie set where the houses of the Armenians, who are masters in stone workmanship, the mosques and the mosques from the church are dense, and many of them are turned into sweet cafes.
If you can bring this region to a time when the weather is nice, you will enjoy it at maximum. Because when the season turns to autumn, Kayseri’s cold is a bit of a pleasure, but if the weather is nice, stop by this cute neighborhood and have a coffee.
Talas is not exactly in the center of Kayseri, but a district of Kayseri, 8 kilometers and 15 minutes away. For this reason, it is a good idea to come here first, when you have not yet moved to the center after the airport, because there is so much to see in the center that you don’t want it to boil in between.
Kastamonu, just like Antalya , is one of the places where the sea and the forest meet in the most magnificent way. Therefore, the most beautiful places to visit in Kastamonu are mostly nature getaways and Küre Mountains is headed. In the Küre Mountains, you feel the majesty of nature so that water is sprinkled in you, and it is not too late. We did not meet, but we heard a lot of bear, pig and fox stories from the villagers. There are also places to visit in the city center, but it is not as impressive as its nature.
We have discussed the region to visit in Kastamonu more easily in order to plan your trip more easily. Küre Mountains and Gideros Bay are definitely 2 places on your list. The rest is up to you.
When should he go to Kastamonu?
In October, Küre Mountains are colorfully decorated and very eye-catching. It is too late to swim, but if you ask us, watching the Black Sea coast is more enjoyable than swimming. In October, the beaches have been emptied and they are left alone with their beauty.
Valla Canyon This is the Valla Canyon in Küre Mountains, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Since it is a dangerous transition, you can only switch with permission, professional guide and special equipment. Otherwise it is forbidden. For this, a certain experience is needed. There is a wooden viewing terrace overlooking the Canyon of Valla. The view from here is wonderful
Horma Canyon, which is the beginning of Ilıca Waterfall, is more enjoyable and less dangerous than Valla Canyon. Because a walking track has been created up to a certain point. When it was completed until the end, it would be connected to Ilıca Waterfall by walking. When you raise your head while walking on the hiking trail, you encounter enormous visuals.
Ilıca Waterfall ; The Ilıca Waterfall, which is the beginning of the Horna Canyon, is one of the rare waterfalls with plenty of space to swim. There are also Pınaroba Facilities in this region, where there is a beautiful camping area and bungalow houses. According to what we heard from Yoklar at Home, it was great to set up a tent on the big land at the exit of the canyon in the summer and enter the ice water of the Ilıca Waterfall in the early morning.
Gideros Bay Cide is the most beautiful corner of the entire Black Sea coast, with its coast stretching for kilometers, magnificent bays such as Gideros, Aydos, Denizkonak, Uğurlu, Çayyaka, Akbayır and İlyasbey. Gideros Bay is also the peak of the beauty of this strip. It is known that the first settlements in Gideros Bay, dating back to the 15th century BC, were founded by the Amazons, a group of women warriors. While coming here, do not return without having to write a yellow headscarf or anchovy pans at the restaurants by the coast, whose headscarf, which is also the home of Cide, has been the subject of the novels of our famous literary artist Rıfat Ilgaz.
Kastamonu Castle, built by the Komnenos in the 12th century AD, is located on one of the highest points of the city, on a rock mass. There are cisterns, dungeons, escape tunnels and a tomb named “Bayraklı Sultan” inside. If you are looking for a panoramic city view, this is the right address.
The streets of Kars seem to have skyrocketed from the sets of a foreign movie. The Russians, who ruled the city after the Ottoman-Russian War in 1877-1878, built beautiful structures from each other over the course of 40 years. You are also exposed to the ugly buildings of crooked urbanization, such as commercials that squeeze lemon into the film. Due to the strategic and military importance of Kars for the Russians, a considerable settlement was established here for 40 years, and important investments were made. Malacans, a Russian minority, were placed here to establish a Russian settlement. We owe the words of Kars and gravyer side by side to the dairy culture that Malakanlar gave to Kars.
The Baltic architecture wind, the Seljuk heritage, the churches from the Armenians and the Ottoman buildings were blended in this city. The buildings built by the Russians for the purposes of opera, school, military, and civil architecture constructed by the Armenians and the Greeks were again functionalized by making some changes in the post-Republic period.
KArss Castle A structure that has remained the most important structure of Kars for centuries. Although its first construction was based on the Seljuks in 1153, the last construction was carried out in 1579 by Lala Mustafa Pasha in the period of the 3rd Murat. The castle, which continues to preserve its outer structure nowadays, is quite worn, but its appearance from outside is a visual feast, especially at night. Click for location .
Stone bridge An arched, basalt stone bridge that connects Kaleiçi District and Sukapı District, built on Lala Mustafa Pasha, as in Kars Castle, in the 16th century during the 3rd Murat period on Kars Stream. When the bridge collapsed in time, it was rebuilt by Karahanoğlu Hacı Ebübekir in 1725.
Ebul Hasan-ı Harakani Tomb Hasan-ı Harakani, who is accepted as the spiritual teacher of Nakşibendi, Mevlana and Yesevi, fell martyr in Kars and his tomb is in Evliya Mosque.
During his life, Hasan-ı Harakani was visited by great thinkers such as Gazneli Mahmut and İbn-i Sina. Naturally, his mausoleum is drawing great attention now. The rumor that the wishes made in the mausoleum took place is also a shareholder.
One should not pass without sharing the following words written at the entrance of Hasan-ı Harakani’s lodge;
“ Whoever comes to this house, give his bread, do not ask his name / religion; because everyone who deserves to carry a soul in the magazine of Allah, is also worthy of eating bread at the table of Abu Hasan
Twelve Apostles Church (Kümbet Mosque) Built in the 10th century by the King of Bagrat, Abas as an Armenian-Georgian church, the building has been converted into a mosque in many times in history. It was used as the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan (Archbishopian) at the time of the Russian occupation. This building, which has become the Hagia Sophia of the East, has been used as a mosque in recent years. However, from time to time, Armenian groups are struggling with many problems such as the demands for rituals and the wrong techniques applied in the restoration
Namık Kemal House Right next to the Topçuoğlu Bath, there is the house where Namık Kemal once lived with his grandfather. Why did Namık Kemal live here because his grandfather was the governor of Kars of his time and this house was also the governor’s mansion. Namık Kemal lived here with his grandfather from the age of 7 to the age of 14 when his father died at a very young age. The mansion, which has been ruined over time, has been transformed into a cultural house where you can watch the lovers of Aşık with the support of UNESCO in 2011. If you can match, we will definitely witness a love meeting in Kars.
Bathhouses There are several historical baths in Kaleiçi that have been destroyed. These are (Topçuoğlu) Mazlumağa, İlbeğioğlu, Muradiye, and Cuma baths. Although none of them have an inscription, it is known that the exact date of construction and who made it, at least, remains from the 3rd Murat period of Mazlumağa Bath.
Kars Museum Kars, which is the first settlement in the Caucasus-Anatolian line, is a place with a very deep-rooted archaeological richness. In order to reveal this richness, a Museum Office was first established in 1959. Kümbet Mosque, also known as the 12 Apostles Church, was functionalized as Kars’ first archaeological museum. But as the finds from archaeological excavations increased in the 1970s, a larger and more modern museum was needed. For this reason, the modern museum on İstasyon Avenue was opened in 1981. Archaeological finds on the first floor of the two-storey museum, ethnographic works on the second floor, and stone works on the garden are exhibited. Admission is free.