Sustainable And Eco-Hotels In Turkey

The 8 Most Ethical And Sustainable Hotels In Turkey according to ETIC Hotels

Grand Altuntas

Indoor swimming pool,Airport shuttle,Spa and wellness centre,Fitness centre,Non-smoking rooms,Free WiFi,Facilities for disabled guests,Room service,Free parking,Bar
  •  Aksaray, Turkey
  •  ETIC Green Score: 73%
  •  Reviews: 4.3 (1256+)
ETIC carbon rating
52
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.3
/10

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Ottoman Cave Suites

Free WiFi,Airport shuttle (free),Non-smoking rooms,Terrace,24-hour front desk,Room service,Breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
32.1
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.3
/10

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Camyuva Beach

Outdoor swimming pool,Free WiFi,Beachfront,Airport shuttle,Spa and wellness centre,Fitness centre,Free parking,Non-smoking rooms,Private beach area,Fabulous breakfast
  •  Kemer, Turkey
  •  ETIC Green Score: 72%
  •  Reviews: 0 (+)
ETIC carbon rating
32.1
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.2
/10

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LABRANDA Alantur Resort

2 swimming pools,Free WiFi,Airport shuttle,Beachfront,Family rooms,Spa and wellness centre,Free parking,Restaurant,Bar,Private beach area
  •  Alanya, Turkey
  •  ETIC Green Score: 72%
  •  Reviews: 4.7 (3718+)
ETIC carbon rating
52
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.2
/10

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Club Calimera Serra Palace

ETIC carbon rating
52
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.2
/10

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Roma Cave Suite Hotel

Free WiFi,Airport shuttle,Free parking,Family rooms,Non-smoking rooms,Terrace,24-hour front desk,Room service,Bar,Fabulous breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
32.1
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.2
/10

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Rixos Downtown Antalya

Outdoor swimming pool,Free WiFi,Airport shuttle,Beachfront,Family rooms,Spa and wellness centre,Free parking,Bar,Private beach area,Very good breakfast
  •  Antalya, Turkey
  •  ETIC Green Score: 72%
  •  Reviews: 4.5 (5337+)
ETIC carbon rating
52
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.2
/10

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Wind of Lara Hotel & Spa

  •  Antalya, Turkey
  •  ETIC Green Score: 72%
  •  Reviews: 4.1 (2045+)
ETIC carbon rating
52
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.2
/10

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COUNTRY PROFILE

Turkey

  • Official Name:Republic of Turkey

  • Capital:Ankara

  • Population:84,339,067

  • Area:783,562 km²

  • Major Languages:Turkish

  • Major Religions:Islam

  • Life expectancy:75.70 years

  • Currency:Turkish Lira

10 Things To Do In Turkey

  • 1. Explore the historic sites of Istanbul, including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace

    Embark on a journey through time in Istanbul, a city where East meets West. Stand in awe before the Hagia Sophia, an architectural marvel that once served as a church, mosque, and museum. Admire the elegance of the Blue Mosque, known for its striking blue tiles and stunning domes. Explore the opulent halls of Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans, and discover its treasures, courtyards, and sweeping views of the Bosphorus.

  • 2. Discover the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia with its fairy chimneys and cave hotels

    Venture into the enchanting landscapes of Cappadocia, where surreal rock formations known as fairy chimneys dominate the horizon. Explore ancient rock-cut churches adorned with intricate frescoes and witness the stunning sunrise from a hot air balloon. Immerse yourself in the local culture by staying in a unique cave hotel, where modern comfort meets the region`s historical charm.

  • 3. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus

    Step into the footsteps of ancient civilizations as you explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus. Marvel at the Library of Celsus, the impressive theater, and the grand Temple of Artemis. As you stroll through the ancient streets, feel the history come alive, offering insights into the daily lives of those who once inhabited this remarkable city.

  • 4. Cruise the beautiful turquoise coast of Antalya

    Embark on a picturesque cruise along the Turquoise Coast of Antalya, known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning landscapes. Sail past hidden coves, secluded beaches, and ancient ruins nestled along the shoreline. Enjoy leisurely swims in the inviting sea and soak in the breathtaking views that make this coastal journey a truly unforgettable experience.

  • 5. Relax in the thermal hot springs of Pamukkale

    Indulge in relaxation and natural beauty at Pamukkale, where thermal springs cascade over white terraces, forming stunning calcium-rich pools. As you bathe in the warm mineral waters, feel the rejuvenating properties soothe your body and soul. The unique landscape offers both visual wonder and the opportunity to unwind in a tranquil setting.

  • 6. Experience the Whirling Dervishes ceremony in Konya

    Witness the spiritual and captivating Whirling Dervishes ceremony in Konya, a Sufi dance performance that reflects devotion and unity. The mesmerizing twirling of the Dervishes, accompanied by enchanting music, transcends language and culture, offering a profound experience that connects the audience with deeper aspects of spirituality.

  • 7. Explore the underground city of Derinkuyu

    Venture beneath the surface into the intriguing underground city of Derinkuyu, an ancient complex carved into the rock for protection and habitation. Discover the intricate network of chambers, tunnels, and communal spaces that once housed thousands of people. Explore the architectural ingenuity that allowed inhabitants to thrive underground, a testament to human adaptability and resilience.

  • 8. Discover the historical site of Troy

    Step into the world of myth and history at the legendary city of Troy. Explore the ruins that have inspired tales of gods, heroes, and the famous Trojan War. Marvel at the reconstructed wooden Trojan Horse, a symbol of intrigue and cunning strategy. The site`s rich layers of history offer a glimpse into the past and a connection to the narratives that have captivated generations.

  • 9. Marvel at the travertine terraces of Hierapolis

    Be captivated by the stunning travertine terraces of Hierapolis, which complement the thermal pools of Pamukkale. As you ascend the terraces, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the serene blue pools. Experience the contrast between the stark white landscape and the lush greenery, creating a visually striking tableau that embodies the natural beauty of Turkey.

  • 10. Cruise the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul

    Embark on a scenic cruise along the iconic Bosphorus strait, a waterway that divides Istanbul between two continents. Admire the city`s skyline, which juxtaposes modern skyscrapers with historical minarets and domes. As you sail past palaces, fortresses, and waterfront mansions, gain a unique perspective of Istanbul`s rich history and cultural diversity from the vantage point of the water.

5 Most Visited Cities In Turkey

  • Istanbul

    Ankara

    Izmir

    Cappadocia

    Antalya

When To Go To Turkey

  • The best time to visit Turkey depends on the region. Spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) are generally pleasant for exploring most parts of the country. Istanbul, the cultural crossroads, showcases historic landmarks, bazaars, and the Bosphorus Strait. Cappadocia`s unique rock formations and the ancient city of Ephesus provide diverse experiences. Turkey`s Ottoman heritage, culinary delights, and blend of East and West create a travel experience that is both captivating and sensory.

Travel Recommendation And Useful Links For Turkey

Find the complete travel guide for Turkey

  • - Check visa requirements and obtain necessary visas before traveling.
    - Respect local customs and etiquette, and learn about Turkish history and culture.
    - Be cautious of political protests and safety concerns; follow travel advisories.
    - Explore Turkey`s historic sites, bazaars, and diverse landscapes.
    - Experience Turkish cuisine, hammams, and the fusion of East and West.

  • Office Tourism of Turkey

  • CIA World Fact-book

  • Wikipedia Page

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