Winter

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, Turkey 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
Ani Harabeleri
Ani Harabeleri
Çıldır Gölü
Çıldır Gölü
Fishing
Fishing
Kapadokya
Kapadokya
Lavanta
Lavanta
Öküzgözü Çiçeği
Öküzgözü Çiçeği
Pismaniye
Pismaniye
Yedigöller
Yedigöller
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
Düden Şelaesi
Düden Şelaesi
Erciyes Dağı
Erciyes Dağı
İskender
İskender
Limon Yaprağı
Limon Yaprağı
Ulu Camii Bursa
Ulu Camii Bursa
Mardin
Mardin
Mantı
Mantı
Türk Kahvesi
Türk Kahvesi
February

Is there a better place to spend winter’s last month than in Turkey? You can witness nature’s alluring beauty in Sapanca, relaxing yet chilling waters in Istanbul’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
Çorba
Çorba
Çağ Kebap
Çağ Kebap
Gölcük
Gölcük
Lotus
Lotus
Sapanca
Sapanca
Sapanca Kartepe
Sapanca Kartepe
Sıcak Sarap
Sıcak Sarap
Tas Kebap
Tas Kebap