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  • Winter

    in Türkiye

    December

    Would you like the hot-air balloon show in Cappadocia, watching the leaves turn from red to white in Yedigöller, or the hot thermal spring waters in Yalova? Come winter, Türkiye turns into a cold heaven.

    SEE
    • Lake Sapanca
    • Maşukiye
    • Remains of the historical site of Ani
    • Lake Çıldır
    • Lake Eğirdir
    • Isparta city center
    • Yedigöller
    • Yalova thermal places
    • Cappadocia
    TASTE
    • Pişmaniye (Turkish variation of cotton candy)
    • Roasted goose
    • Kaşar cheese (a type of Gruyère)
    • Catfish
    • Fırın kebap (oven-baked kebab)
    SMELL
    • Linden trees
    • Acacias
    • Traditional wines from the local
    • Öküzgözü and Boğazkere grapes
    • Aged kaşar cheese
    • Roses
    • Rose water
    • Lavender
    TOUCH
    • Fishing rod (you can eat the fish you catch!)
    • Wooden houses
    • Crystal snow
    • Frozen Lake Çıldır
    • Rose gardens
    • Dried lavender
    LISTEN
    • The call of woodpeckers
    • History of Syriac community
    • History of Ani
    • Quacking of ducks
    • The call of the goldfinch
    January

    Come January, this country turns into a colorful wonderland. When entering the new year, you will wake up to Uludağ’s white, Mardin’s yellow, and Çamlıhemşin’ green hues. And during this month, hot Turkish coffee is the best type of coffee to drink.

    SEE
    • Bursa city center
    • Ulu Mosque
    • Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi Tombs
    • Volcanic cones
    • Kayseri Castle
    • Towns of Göreme
    • Ürgüp
    • Avanos
    • Uçhisar in Cappadocia
    • Antalya Old Town
    • The seaside resort town of Kemer
    • Çamlıhemşin
    • Mardin
    TASTE
    • Turkish coffee
    • İskender kebab
    • Candied chestnuts
    • Mantı (Turkish meat-filled ravioli)
    • Pastırma (seasoned, air-dried cured beef)
    • Fresh seafood and traditional mezzes
    • Oranges
    SMELL
    • Mulled wine
    • chestnut
    • Fresh butter
    • Gilaburu (Viburnum opulus) juice
    • Lemon blossoms
    • Jasmine
    TOUCH
    • The History of Ottoman Empire
    • Snow bikes’ steering wheel
    • Volcanic rocks
    • Peak of Mount Erciyes
    • Diversity of sports activities
    LISTEN
    • The DJ's performing during happy hour after skiing
    • Live performances by famous singers
    • Sound of the wind
    • The amazing history of Cappadocia
    • The roaring waters of Düden Waterfalls
    February

    Is there a better place to spend winter’s last month than in Türkiye? You can witness nature’s alluring beauty in Sapanca, relaxing yet chilling waters in İstanbul’s Strait, and the most enchanting adventure on the Eastern Express. There is a lot to do in February.

    SEE
    • Lake Sapanca
    • Erzurum traditional houses
    • Erzurum Castle
    • Lake Abant
    • Gölcük National Park
    TASTE
    • Cağ kebab
    • Kadayıf dolması (shredded filo pastry dessert)
    • Lamb tandoori
    • Tepsi kebap (kebab made in a clay pot)
    SMELL
    • Traditional honey of Erzurum
    • Mulled wine
    • Traditional soups
    TOUCH
    • Oltu stone
    • The peak of Ejder ski track
    • Nature
    • Lotus flowers
    LISTEN
    • Hooting of owls
    • Bird calls