Must Visit Picture-Perfect Small Towns of Turkey Part 1By SU Magazin / 2023-01-18
From east to west, from north to south, Turkey's most beautiful villages, waiting to be discovered in different regions of Turkey, also offer traditional flavors from the past to the present. Some villages stand out with their history, some with their nature and their unique beauties. In this blog, we have compiled some of the most beautiful villages in Turkey for you.
The history of Cumalikizik Village, founded by the Oguz Turks, dates back to the 14th century. Located on the skirts of Uludag, the village has one of the best examples of Ottoman civil architecture. The village houses, where a 700-year-old architectural tradition has lived, have survived to the present day by being preserved in the best possible way. The colorful wooden and mud brick houses and narrow streets of the village, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, make you feel like you have stepped through a time machine.
Another one of the towns recognized by UNESCO is Safranbolu. A stunning traditional Turkish town with over 1000 historical artifacts Safranbolu has a lot to offer to its visitors. Safranbolu is one of the top 20 best-protected cities in the world. Get ready for serious sightseeing of tombs, baths, mosques, historical fountains as well as hundreds of houses and mansions.
If you are in a hurry what are you doing in Datca? That is the motto of the town and sums up life in town perfectly. The Mediterranean seaside town of Datca is known for its beautiful nature and beaches and the blooming of the almond trees around March. The districts of the town, called Old Datca, stand out with their architecture, with old stone houses and their beautifully designed gardens. It is also a dreamy place with its beaches and the other small coves close to the town.
The Aegean village of Sirince, reminiscent of a hidden paradise, is living proof that a life away from the concept of time is possible today. The history of the village, which was founded on a hill close to the Selcuk district of Izmir, dates back to the 5th century. Today, you can see the traces of Ottoman and Greek architecture together in the houses that reveal the architecture of the village. In addition to the natural and architectural beauty of the village, the fact that it is among the wine routes of Turkey increases the importance of Sirince. If you like it, you should try their fruity wines.
Camlihemsin - Rize
With its lush natural landscapes, cool streams, rich vegetation, plateaus, rhododendrons, and much more, the town of Camlihemsin in Rize is one of the most ideal destinations for nature tours and highland life in the Black Sea region. In addition to rafting, canoeing, and ziplining it is possible to encounter stunning views while walking on the scenic trekking paths in Camlihemsin. Decorated with traditional cute little wooden houses and the cloudy landscape of the Kackar Mountains Camlihemsin plateaus are worth visiting.