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Picture-perfect Postcards from Turkey


Many of you already know that this summer I travelled solo around Turkey for the most amazing 2 months. I discovered bustling cities, quiet small villages, lush green mountains, turquoise seas, golden beaches, ruined ancient cities, Unesco World Heritage Sites and so much more. I was totally blown away by Turkey’s beauty and the wealth of historical and natural attractions. I cannot wait to share all my exciting adventures with you guys but before I do that I would like to share some of my favourite postcard photos I took during my travels in Turkey. This also gives you a sneak peek of my Turkish adventures and future blog posts. Hope you enjoy this photo tour of the southwestern parts of Turkey!

Izmir cityscape

Konak Square, Izmir

Colourful doors and windows of Izmir

Ilica beach

Colourful streets of Alacati

Alacati windmills & town

Alacati beach

Sunset in Kusadasi

Hacı Ferit Cami Mosque, Kusadasi

Atmospheric streets of Kusadasi

Ancient city of Ephesus, Unesco World Heritage Site

Pamukkale travertine terraces & pools, Unesco World Heritage Site

Ancient city of Hierapolis, Unesco World Heritage Site

Sailing in morning haze, Antalya

Turkish mosaic lanterns, Antalya

Ancient city of Aspendos, Unesco World Heritage Site

Cirali beach

Stunning sea & mountain views, Kemer

Moonlight Beach, Kemer

Small town of Kas

Rugged coastline of Kas Dramatic Kaputas beach

Beautiful facades & flowers of Kalkan

Sunset over Ölüdeniz Beach

Ölüdeniz beach

Göcek marina

Icmeler beach

Icmeler beach boulevard

Sunset over Marmaris town

Doors of Marmaris old town

View of Marmaris town from Castle Bar

Marmaris beach

You may like to read more about Turkey:

Guide to Izmir – Turkey’s Third City with a Mediterranean Twist

Izmir: Shopping Like a Local at Kemeralti Bazaar

Top 15 Things to Do and See in Izmir

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Author: Piia | Ticket to Adventures

Captivating travel stories from around the world, near and far, by an experienced traveller and adventurer.

18 thoughts on “Picture-perfect Postcards from Turkey

  1. Your pics are so captivating! I even got a garden inspiration from your post.
    I am planning a trip to Turkey next year. I can do 3 weeks. However, In getting bogged down with the transportation from place to place. Also I would love to spend at least 4, 5 days each in Marmaris, Oludeniz, some in Bodrum. Im already going 5 days each in Ist and Cappadocia. I’m afraid I need to adjust somewhere but I don’t want to sacrifice Istanbul or Cappadocia. Any suggestions? I’ll keep following your articles.


    • Thank you for your lovely words. Turkey is such a beautiful country, I am sure you will love it. Cappadocia is my dream destination, cannot wait to visit. Marmaris is very nice, it is a touristy town but the old town is very pretty and I actually liked Marmaris. Oludeniz is nothing special, it is a tourist trap and I totally disliked it. The Blue Lagoon was a huge disappointment: super crowded, people sunbathing skin on skin, you cannot enjoy beachlife as there is nothing but millions of sunbeds on the beach, and to be honest, it is not that pretty anymore, I think it is completely destroyed. I would skip Oludeniz. But near Oludeniz there are interesting spots to explore. Kayaköy is an interesting ghost town and Babadag mountain is beautiful etc. My favourite towns in Turkey are Alacati and Kas, definitely not to be missed, both so pretty and very laid back. Travelling overland in Turkey is very time consuming, especially on the south coast where a 50 km journey may take 3 hours. I mostly used dolmuses to get from place to place and only took a long distance bus 3 times. Let me know if there is something more I can help with 🙂


  2. Wow! Really beautiful photos. I love the mosaic lanterns and the umbrella lined street…so colorful! The beaches are stunning. I’ve never been to Turkey and you’ve definitely given me a different mental image than what previously came to mind.


  3. Wow, beautiful photography! I really love the photo of Kaputas beach. I always wanted to travel to Turkey! Thanks for sharing.


  4. Absolutely breathtaking photos!


  5. Postcard worthy photos for sure! I’d love to visit Turkey and explore all of its natural and historic wonders. How did you feel travelling solo and was it difficult getting around?


    • Thank you, I absolutely loved these places in Turkey, there is so much beauty and history everywhere. Getting around was very easy, public transportation is very good but not the most efficient, very inexpensive though. Travelling solo was okay, I was very annoyed by local guys harrasing me anywhere anytime, but other than that I felt safe. In general local people are extremely friendly and helpful. I really liked Turkey and cannot wait to return.


  6. I’ve never been to any of these spots! I only had the (absolute) pleasure of spending a week in Istanbul. These places look gorgeous and I’d love to get back some day.


    • There so many amazing spots in Turkey, I really loved it there! This time I did not have the time to visit Istanbul but I have been there once 10 years ago and would love to return, maybe next summer 🙂


  7. These photos look amazing! Make me want to be in Turkey right now!


  8. Beautiful photos of Turkey Piia.


  9. I’ve never visited Turkey, I’m really curious to read about Pamukkale. Thanks for the sneak preview!


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