Here are 8 historical or natural beauties of Anatolia that you can travel to by trains:
The ancient city at the coast of Ionia is 3 km from Selcuk train station. There are direct train services from Izmir and Denizli. There are connections to many cities from Izmir.
With exceptional natural wonders, fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage, it’s one of the most important touristic attractions of Anatolia. Closest train station is one hour away at Kayseri.
The natural wonder with hot springs and travertines. 20 min away by minibus from Denizli train station.
One of the most magnificent cities of Hellenistic period. There’s a bus service from Aliağa train station.
Seb-i Arus ceremonies
The ceremonies held every year in Mevlana’s death anniversary at Konya. There are high speed train services from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmit, Eskisehir to Konya. There are also main line services from Izmir and Adana.
Catalhoyuk is one of the first cities on earth. There are train services calling at Cumra station, which is very close to Catalhoyuk. There are train services from Adana and Konya to Cumra.
The medieval Armenian city located at Kars province. It’s in UNESCO World Heritage list. Turkey’s most popular overnight train, Dogu Express, is running between Ankara and Kars.
The church is at Akhtamar Island on Van Lake. It’s in UNESCO World Heritage list. Closest station is Tatvan. You can reach Akhtamar Church by bus and boat from Tatvan.
Cover Photo: Onur Uysal ©