Close your eyes! Imagine waking up to a fairytale with a brilliant sun rising into the bluest of skies, peppered with hot air balloons, leaves of a thousand-year-old tree, roofs of wooden houses in narrow streets dating back to Hittites!
You enjoy feeling like time traveller in a magical fantasy land, right!? Then come and get away from the crowds and spend time in an authentic real-life Cappadocian town or in a Mediterranean mountain village dating back to Hellenistic era or in an old Ottoman settlement with its well preserved urban texture. Turkish rural life offers you a well balanced atmosphere with the abundunce of history, local culture, beautiful nature and various delicacies all at the same time. That's what Türkiye's "best rural tourism villages" have in store at Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), Taraklı and Ormana.
Mustafapaşa is located in Cappadocian “Göreme National Park” famous for its worldwide known fairy chimney formations and unforgettable hot air balloon tours. The village also has thermal water, cave boutique hotels, underground cities, valleys with unique endemic flora and a traditional village life. Taraklı is a small town to the southwest of Sakarya, which is included in the "Cittaslow Network". Ormana is situated in the Taurus Mountain where one can spend time with hundreds of wild horses roaming free around the area, go fishing, stay in one of the button houses that are perfect examples of woodworking and experience the centuries old, authentic village life of people there in a mountainous place.
Türkiye is willing also to take part in the UN World Tourism Organization's "Best Tourism Villages" Network. Turkish tourism villages’ compatibility with UNWTO's vision for making tourism a positive force for transformation, rural development and community wellbeing is most obvious. So, why wait? Best Tourism Villages in Türkiye are calling you!