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SPORTS & ADVENTURE

Turkey is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of natural and awe-inspiring beauty. It’s brimming with outdoor activities and adventures ready to be explored.

Turkey is an ideal destination for long-distance hiking trails, paragliding over the warm waters of the Mediterranean, mountain climbing, and plenty of other activities.

These are the top seven activities to do in Turkey that we recommend on our list of things to do:

Diving in the Reef

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is a hugely popular sport in Turkey allowing swimmers to dive deep and appreciate the colorful corals and sea life in the Mediterranean, or to get lost in the historical wreckage nestled within the Aegean seabed.

Scuba diving is most popular in Kaş, Bodrum, Antalya, and Fethiye. Wreck diving, cave diving, and canyon exploration are all options. 

Paragliding

Located near the Aegean Sea, Ephesus was once considered the most important Greek city and the most important trading center in the Mediterranean region. It is a sacred site for Christians due to its strong association with biblical figures such as Apostle Paul, John the Baptist, and Virgin Mary. It is also a tourist attraction for travelers on Mediterranean cruises. It used to be home to the Temple of Artemis which was included in the Seven Wonders of the World.

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Birdseye Kitesurfing

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding

Turkey is a haven for Kiteboarding activities due to excellent weather conditions and shallow waters. The adrenaline-pumping flight through the sky is a must-do sport. Turkey’s coast along the Aegean is ideal for windsurfing due to the bays and islands.

Gokova Bay in Turkey's Aegean region is a kiteboarding paradise known for its turquoise-colored sea and golden sand. Turkey has many centers for people who want to learn the sport at different skill levels, which can be found on the country's various beaches.

Windsurfing is a popular and thrilling water sport in Turkey; if a customer wants to try it, Turkey is a great place to start. Windsurfing, like kiteboarding, has a plethora of coaches and training facilities. Windsurfing is most popular along the Aegean coast, particularly in Alacati.

Whitewater Rafting

Rafting is one of the most exciting sports in Turkey, thanks to the country's beautiful landscapes and rivers. Rivers range in difficulty from 1 to 6. The best places to go rafting are the Köprülü Canyon in Antalya, the Fırtına River in Rize Province, and the Çoruh River in Artvin. All of which invite rafting enthusiasts to go on a rafting adventure and enjoy the foaming waters.

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Jeep Safari

Jeep safari tours include drives through breathtaking scenery such as canyons, ancient ruins, mountains, valleys, rivers, and streams. Jeep Safaris can be a real adventure depending on the time of year for cruising through different areas, villages, and towns allowing visitors to admire the country from a new perspective.

Skiing 

Skiing, a truly unforgettable experience in the cold mountains, has emerged as another must-do activity for visitors traveling to Turkey. From December to April, mountains are at the heart of every ski trip.

Skiing
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Hot Air Balloons

Purchase a ticket for visitors who want to begin their day in Cappadocia's enchanting, photogenic balloon-dotted landscape. Taking the opportunity to ride a hot air balloon above its epic moon-like landscape is an unforgettable experience. Passengers' pulse will be racing during liftoff, but soon to forget the fear as they take in the 360-degree views of the city and beyond.