The ultimate Eastern Turkey itinerary that will help you cover all the must-see sights and best places in the region within two weeks.
Eastern Turkey is a somewhat unknown mystery for travellers. Istanbul’s minarets, Cappadocia’s rock formations and the blue water of the Mediterranean coastline, is the Turkey most people know, with the Far East of the country seeming like a vast no man’s land between continents. However, this is far from true. From the plains of Mesopotamia …
Ani ruins are considered an absolute must-see for anyone venturing out east in Turkey. However, their location, as far east as you can possibly get in Turkey, and on the cusp of the closed border with Armenia, means not too many people make it out there. However, if you do it will sure to be one of your highlights of the region. Here’s my guide to exploring the ruined Armenian city.
A guide to exploring Lake Van, Mt Ararat and Dogubayazit in eastern Turkey.
On my second trip to Turkey I was very excited to finally get to see Mount Nemrut, an incredible archeological site from the first century. Check this post out for how I visited Mt Nemrut as well as a day trip to Urfa and Gobeklitepe.
A guide to exploring the beauitful towns of Mardin and Midyat in Southeastern Turkey.
From Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan, I wanted to cross over to Southeastern Turkey. I crossed the border at Ibrahim Khalil/Habur and here is my guide and report of the crossing.