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Top 6 Romantic Places to Visit in Turkey

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Thermal pools at sunset in Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

Blessed with a rich heritage, spellbinding land and seascapes, and fascinating cultural landmarks, we share the top six most romantic places in Turkey for a honeymoon.

Escape to the historical quarters of Istanbul to laze in warm Turkish spa baths and dine on traditional delicacies, encounter mesmerizing rock homes etched into the hills of Cappadocia, and stand atop the snowy peaks of the ancient Mysian Olympus mountain, Uludağ.

Honeymoons and couples’ tours in Turkey are memorable, with the following places offering spectacular sights and glamorous experiences.

  1. 1. Uncover the Passion and History of Istanbul
  2. 2. Delight In the Unique Beauty of Cappadocia
  3. 3. Embrace Natural Wonder In Pamukkale
  4. 4. Discover a Romantic Mountain Adventure In Uludağ
  5. 5. Indulge In the Coastal Charms of Antalya
  6. 6. Experience Untouched Paradise In Bolu
  7. Explore the Most Romantic Places in Turkey for Couples

1. Uncover the Passion and History of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

The Imperial city of Istanbul unfolds from the banks of the Bosphorus Strait. Many empires have seated themselves in this fascinating location and their cultural influences clash beautifully with heritage architecture that stands the test of time, adding a romantic backdrop to your Turkey honeymoon.

A vibrant atmosphere envelops Istanbul’s bohemian districts, born from locals and visitors gathering at trendy bars and restaurants to eat Turkish delicacies and listen to the country’s music.

Tours around Istanbul reveal the depth of history that underpins the city’s modern charms, from the Byzantine facade of the Hagia Sophia to the old boats that glide along the Bosphorus Strait at sunset.

Highlights: Bosphorus Strait • Hagia Sophia • Istanbul’s mosques • Bebek and Ortaköy villages • Private Turkish bath

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

2. Delight In the Unique Beauty of Cappadocia

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Cappadocia, Turkey

The most popular honeymoon destination in Turkey, and rightfully so, is Cappadocia. The region’s rolling hills rise and fall as far as the eye can see, and colorful hot-air balloons gather in the sky like stars catching the light.

Across the landscape, cone-shaped homes dating back centuries remain effortlessly carved into the rocky formations. From the balloons, panoramas are far-reaching, while views from lofty decks are breathtaking, adding to Turkey's reputation as a honeymoon destination.

Couples can explore intriguing underground cities, stay in cave hotels sculpted from the cliffs, and gander at the Göreme Open-Air Museum’s immaculately restored frescoes.

Highlights: Hot-air ballooning • Derinkuyu and Kaymakli Underground cities • Göreme Open-Air Museum • Love, Rose, and Pigeon Valleys • Cave hotel

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

3. Embrace Natural Wonder In Pamukkale

The natural thermal pools at Pamukkale, Turkey

Thermal pools in Pamukkale, Turkey

The beauty of Turkey’s natural wonders culminates at the cotton castle, Pamukkale. As one of the most exciting honeymoon spots in the country, couples flock to the nutrient-rich thermal waters that flow over white travertine terraces cascading the hills, wading in warm pools between tours.

The emerald valley, sapphire pools, and pearl-white terraces are a sight to behold, and the ancient city of Hierapolis is just around the corner from this breathtaking backdrop.

You can revel in a day trip to the heritage site to discover the ingenuity of Ancient Greeks through the lens of temple ruins, impressive stone arches, a grand theater, and significant tombs.

Highlights: Pamukkale travertines • Hierapolis city ruins • Aphrodisias • Hierapolis hot springs • Caravanserais culinary experience

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

4. Discover a Romantic Mountain Adventure In Uludağ

Ski resort in Uludağ, Turkey

Uludağ, Turkey

Make way for Turkey’s great mountain, Uludağ, and reward yourselves with an alpine adventure on the Olympus mountain range.

Snowy resorts nestle against the powdery slopes of Uludağ and you can bask in the warmth of crackling fireplaces before heading out to tackle the mountain. Uludağ is a skier’s paradise, whether new to the sport or an avid veteran. Ski lifts ascend the mighty mountain, dropping eager adventurers on the tops of pearly peaks to bomb down the snow-covered slopes.

Whether you wish to ski with your partner, stroll in the snow, or enjoy your accommodation’s luxurious amenities, Uludağ is a must-visit honeymoon destination.

Highlights: Skiing and snowboarding • Grand Mosque of Bursa • Uludağ National Park • Yeşil Cami • Koza Han silk market

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

5. Indulge In the Coastal Charms of Antalya

Düden Waterfalls on the coast in Antalya, Turkey

Düden Waterfalls in Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey’s claim to coastal fame, invites honeymooners to lounge on lavish beaches, capture images of surging waterfalls, and wander the cobblestone labyrinths of ancient towns.

During a trip to Turkey’s famous resort town, you can also trek the great pilgrimage trails that weave through the Turkish hills, explore Ancient Greek architecture dotting the countryside, and sail the Turquoise Coast.

The pulsating city boasts endless experiences that introduce you to charming coastal culture, wondrous wilderness, and honored history underlying Antalya’s spirited atmosphere.

Highlights: Hadrian’s Gate • Lara Beach • Düden Waterfalls • Kaleiçi • Aspendos

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

6. Experience Untouched Paradise In Bolu

Abant Lake at Golcuk Nature Park in Bolu, Turkey

Abant Lake in Bolu, Turkey

Bolu is a beautiful slice of untouched Turkish paradise on the slopes of the northwestern countryside. The region allows couples to escape the hustle and bustle of Turkey’s major cities and immerse themselves in stunning natural surroundings.

The sweeping azure water of Abant Lake and the lush, forested Abant Mountains are a gorgeous backdrop for couples’ photos and lakeside experiences. You can also tour nearby lavender fields or explore by horse-drawn carriage. In the evenings, tuck into tantalizing seafood dishes as the sun fades beyond the horizon.

Highlights: Abant Lake • Hiking Abant Mountains • Köy Pazarı • Horse-drawn carriage tour • Golcuk Nature Park

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

Explore the Most Romantic Places in Turkey for Couples

Long stretch of beach with mountains in Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

Tours of Turkey are glamorous and gorgeous, regal and riveting, revitalizing and vibrant.

From adventures that let you admire the history and culture to getaways in the snowy hills or along the charming coastline, we share sample itineraries from our Turkey Honeymoon Packages to inspire your travels.

Bask in the breathtaking sights and experiences of Turkey without a worry in the world as you embrace a romantic vacation, with insight from our Honeymoon Travel Guide.

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