As a meeting point between East and West, Turkey is a country rich in beauty and contradictions, making it a tourist destination with unmatched charm.
The architecture of the most important Turkish cities reflects their cosmopolitan spirit. Rent a car with Acarent to have the opportunity to visit the major attractions of this wonderful country with full autonomy.
Istanbul: Cradle of civilizations and crossroads of cultures.
Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the most famous cities in the world, and its importance dates back to ancient times. It was the capital of the Byzantine Empire first, then the Eastern Roman Empire, and finally the Ottoman Empire. In 1985, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city on the Bosphorus is the only one in the world that is divided between two continents (Europe and Asia). The Galata Bridge, which connects the two parts of the metropolis, is a symbol of the multicultural bond among the various aspects that characterize it.
Ancient Bisanzio is dotted with numerous religious buildings, which are true architectural and artistic masterpieces. The symbol of the city and of all Turkey is the Hagia Sophia (Santa Sofia) Basilica. It also reflects the religious blend that the country has experienced. Originally built as a Byzantine church, over the years, it has served as a Catholic church, a mosque, and eventually a museum, where elements from various cultures coexist.
Among the other attractions not to be missed during a trip to Istanbul, we cannot fail to mention the magnificent Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi), the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, the Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi), and the Church of Chora. A unique place in the world is the Cistern of Yerebatan (Yerebatan Cistern), a Roman basilica that Emperor Justinian converted into a water cistern for the city’s water supply.
Getting lost in the colors and scents of the Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) is a must! However, with the rented car from Acarent, you can also seek some tranquility at the Princes’ Islands, a few miles away from Istanbul.
Visit the capital Ankara with a rental car
Even in the capital of Turkey, Ankara, you can feel a multicultural atmosphere. Here, you absolutely must visit the Mausoleum of Anitkabir, the Kocatepe Mosque, the medieval castle, and the Citadel of Ankara. The city also offers the opportunity to visit several interesting museums
With a rental car, which you can enjoy thanks to Acarent, you can admire the stunning landscapes of the Tuz Gölü Salt Lake and the archaeological site of Hattuşa.
The sea in Turkey: Discover Bodrum and Antalya
Bodrum and Antalya are just two of the most popular destinations among travelers who choose Turkey for its beautiful seaside.
In Bodrum, you can perceive Western influence more clearly than in other Turkish locations. A visit to the Castle of St. Peter is a must, which now houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. This destination boasts beautiful beaches with crystal-clear waters and is famous for its lively nightlife.
Antalya is much more than a renowned seaside resort. There are interesting archaeological sites and museums, as well as breathtaking natural sites. Among them, we mention the stunning Düden Waterfalls, which can be reached with the car rental service offered by Acarent.