Turkey photo essay: Family Adventure

A photo is worth one thousand words, right? Let the daydreaming about a family travel adventure begin! Turkey Photo Essay!

Stop one on the Turkey Photo Essay:  Instanbul

Spice market – Incredible spot to explore with the kids- so much to see and so much to smell!!

Turkey PHoto Essay Spice market in Istanbul


Hagia Sophia – the sheer size of this place will blow the kids’ minds.

Turkey Photo Essay Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Cistern – This underground world has lots of cool fun for kids. It is spookily dim lit and full of fish!

Turkey Photo Essay underground cistern in Istanbul

Shopping – Think shopping is boring for kids? Think again! We were led upstairs to a dim space. When the lights were turned on the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from our family filled the room along with SO much color!

Turkey Photo Essay colorful lamps in Istanbul

Souvenirs – What kid, and mom, doesn’t love a souvenir? The stalls in the bazaar and outside of the bazaar are great fun for travelers of all ages!

Turkey Photo Essay shopping bazaar in Istanbul

Beauty – Beauty comes in all forms and traveling lets you and the kids explore new and unusual types of beauty.

Turkey Photo Essay stained glass in Topkapi Palace Istanbul


Tourquoise Coast – My kids and I were stunned to find the turquoise coast REALLY is turquoise. Splashing in this colorful water is FUN!

Turkey Photo Essay Tourquoise coast in Kusadasi Turkey

Stop Two on the Turkey Photo Essay: Ephesus

Exploring the ruins of Ephesus with room to roam around and touch things make it the perfect spot for families traveling with kids. Be sure to point out this frieze of Nike. The familiar Nike swoosh is her wing.

Turkey Photo Essay Nike frieze in Ephesus Turkey

Stop Three on the Turkey Photo Essay: Kusadasi

This glorious oceanside city is warm and has beaches! Families with kids LOVE beaches.

Turkey Photo Essay Night view in Kusadasi Turkey

Stop Four on the Turkey Photo Essay: Underground City of Kaymakli

An entire 7 story city (only 5 open to visitors) make this UNESCO site amazing. My kids say this was their TOP favorite thing to see in Turkey. Truly an amazing spot for families!

Turkey Photo Essay Underground city Kaymakli Turkey

Cave dwellings – The idea of sleeping in a cave is something kids think is awesome! The rooms, even without AC, are cooled by Mother Nature herself.

Turkey Photo Essay Cave dwellings Cappadocia TurkeyBeautiful tile – Have the kids look for colors and patterns. The tile is just gorgeous.

Turkey Photo Essay Suleiman mosque Istanbul Turkey

Fairy chimneys – Geology can be so cool for families that travel. These fairy chimneys are a spectacular sight.

Turkey Photo Essay Chimney fairies Cappadocia Turkey

Mary’s house – Yes, Jesus’ mother lived here. Think about the age…the history. So cool

Turkey Photo Essay Mother Mary's house Ephesus Turkey

Turkish delight – Turkish delight comes in many different flavors and family travelers enjoy tasting them all! Take a family poll to find out which one is a favorite.

Turkey Photo Essay Turkish Delight market Istanbul

Turkey is a delight for the senses and has something for everyone! It is the perfect family destination!

Turkey Photo Essay Celsus Library Ephesus Turkey

I hope the Turkey Photo Essay was inspiring! Is Turkey on your travel bucket list?

Happy travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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2 Responses

  1. Sarah says:

    It’s on my list!

  1. June 8, 2016

    […] We had a fantastic, thrilling, life changing – and VERY SAFE, adventure in Turkey. See some amazing photos we took  here. […]

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