23 Landscape Photos of Turkey

I am a great lover of landscape photos and in the country of Turkey; there is no shortage of beautiful places. Every landscape that I see has its own admiring quality that makes photography an interesting and exciting hobby to learn.

Even though I have hundreds of landscape photos, I have picked 23 of what I think, are the best.

I hope you like them to. Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom, letting me know which one is your favourite.

My Landscape Photos Of  Turkey

1 – Horses of Cappadocia

Horses of Cappadocia

2 – The Ruins of Ani

Ani Ruins

3 – Sumela Monastery on the Cliff Face

Sumela monastry

4 – Karagöl ( Black Lake )


5 – Old house on The Road to Bogazici

The Old house

6 – Patara Beach

Patara Beach

7 – Firtina River

Firtina River

8 – Kas


9 – Savsat National Park

National park of savsat

10 – Yesilkent Beach


11 – The Drive To Kars

The drive to Kars

12 – Uzungöl ( Long Lake )


13 – Kusadasi  View Point

Kusadasi View Point

14 – Saklikent Gorge

Saklikent gorge

15 – 300 Year Old Bridge – Firtina Vadesi

Old bridge

16 -City of Artvin


17 – Canyon Park – Kemer


18 – Fog Over Demikapi Plateau

Iron Door Plateau

19 – Phaselis


20 – Ayder


21 – Standing in Turkey and looking into Georgia


22 – Butterfly Valley

Butterfly valley

23 – Doganbey


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60 Responses

  1. Gorgeous photos, and I love how diverse it is!

  2. Nat

    Turkey is a photographers dream Tom

  3. Wow, such a huge variety of landscapes across your country! Really nice shots too. I’d love to visit and explore some of these places!

  4. That is one of the most beautiful areas

  5. Sharon

    Turkey is one of my favorite countries. Thanks for sharing! One of the most gorgeous views I’ve ever seen while traveling there was in Fetiye–right on the beach with clear blue water!
    – Sharon (theworldwider.net)

  6. Nat

    Thanks Justine : Sumela was taken from the roadside on the way up. We were still in the car at that point and stopped so that view was on our right hand side. I remember having to move some trees to the side but it was a perfect view after that. Try it next time you go

  7. I loved the photos of ruins at Ani and the old house on the road to Bogazici, Natalie! Well, actually, I liked them all. I really want to see that bridge in Firtina in person some day! And how on earth did you get that shot of Sumela? We pass by there a lot when we drive up to my in-laws house in the mountains.

  8. Hi Nauman – lots of good hotel but book early because they do get reserved quickly. I did Uzungol as part of a tour so started in Trabzon and saw Sumela monastery, then stayed one night in Uzungol. Here you can hire a bike or go trekking in the mountain. My tour guide took me further up to the Demirkapi plateau. The next morning, we continued east and went to Ayder plateau.

    Here are some more articles about the black sea https://turkishtravelblog.com/category/destinations/black-sea-region/

    I still have some more to publish as well

    You definitely would not regret choosing this area for a holiday. It is amazing.

  9. Nauman

    Hi Natalie.

    I love all the pictures here. Specially Uzungol looks just breathtaking. Are there any good hotels near Uzungol ? as I am interested to visit this part of Turkey. If I plan to visit Uzungol what else can I include in my list for places nearby. Already visited Istanbul twice. Bursa, Yalova & Izmir. Lovely country lovely people amazing food.!!!

  10. It is beautiful Dean, so diverse as well

  11. Dean

    Great photos Natalie. Turkey looks like a beautiful country

  12. Lots of people think that Turtle. I did as well when I first thought about visiting Turkey

  13. Turtle

    I never realised there was so much diversity in the landscapes of Turkey! For some reason, I’d assumed it was always going to be fairly hot and brown.

  14. It is indeed a fascinating country Sophie and I have only covered a small fraction of it. Still so much more on my bucket list

  15. Stick Turkey on your bucket list Jeremy. These pictures are only a small fraction of the diversity.

  16. Sophie

    Gorgeous photos, Natalie. You certainly live in a fascinating country.

  17. Wow, incredible photos of Turkey! I had no idea it was so diverse! Love the Firtina river and Savsat National Park.

  18. Stick it at the top of your list Bret, you will not regret it I promise.

  19. I don’t think they would mind the comparison Andrew – The Greek, Turk thing has long been forgotten and Sumela is not one of the most popular landmarks. I think it should be added to UNESCO though

  20. Me too Greg. You can never visit Butterflyvalley too many times

  21. The more I see/learn about Turkey, the more I want to visit. Seems like a burgeoning ecotourism destination, for sure. Maybe we’ll get there in 2013.

  22. Andrew

    I like the one of the monastery. Although not sure the Turks would appreciate the comparison, it reminds me of Meteora in Greece, with the monasteries in inaccessible places.

  23. Greg

    I was wondering if Butterfly Valley would be there. Absolutely stunning, I need to go back some time!

  24. Hi Ozlem, I saw that link, thank you very much. glad you like the picture. The Sumela one is a favorite for me as well

  25. Fantastic photos Natalie, you once again trasported me to my homeland, absolutely breathtaking! I loved them all, but I think the Sumela and Artvin stands out for me, just spectacular.
    I gave you a link at my recent post, and this confirms your photos and posts so deserve it :)!

  26. I liked them as well Steph. Bit of photo editing in there, just to spruce them up though. Still not at the stage when I can take perfect pictures from the lens

  27. That compliment coming from a good photographer such as yourself is much appreciated Sam

  28. Certainly diverse and I have not even seen half of it. Still so much more on my bucket list

  29. Beautiful and mostly a side of Turkey I have never seen! 5 and 13 are my favorites.

  30. These are gorgeous shots! They really show the diversity in landscapes throughout the region.

  31. I had no idea Turkey was such a diverse country!

  32. Legal matters are a pain where every you are in the world. Hope it goes through quickly for you

  33. Isn’t it? And there is still so much more to see!

  34. You are welcome Darlene – Glad you liked them

  35. Hi joy, these shots were taken with a variety of cameras but these days, I am with a nixon D40 x and the 18 to 55m lens.

    Ani seems to be the favourite one of the day

  36. Hi Tom,

    Savsat should actually be with the Turkish s, but this theme does not let me display it. It is pronounced shavshat and it is on the way from Atrvin to Kars. Ardanuc if I recall correctly. Way up in the north east

  37. Come back Ali – still so much more to see and do

  38. That is one of my favourites as well. Never seen a place like that before in Turkey

  39. Angela

    Absolutely gorgeous views, Turkey is really stunning.

  40. sandra

    Thank you Natalie, I will try it and let you know what happens, although it might not be this year as I am tied up still with legal matters. #they do take a long time here don’t they?

  41. Brought back some great memories. Thank you.

  42. Really gorgeous shots! What camera and lens are you generally using these days? I’ve been thinking of upgrading my kit lens and these kinds of photos certainly justify a new lens! A Christmas present to myself. 🙂

    The photos of Ani and Bogazici are 2 of my favs! Although they are all very good!

  43. Ahh the Saklikent Gorge photos brought back a lot of memories – basically of walking around with my jaw open, and ten year old boys helping me through the rapids haha!

    That photo of Pattara is gorgeous – it’s the beach I was looking for but never found in Turkey.

    The photo of Ani is my favourite here, though. Whereabouts is Savsat National Park located, by the way??

  44. Ali

    These are really gorgeous photos! You’re making me want to go back to Turkey even more!

  45. The drive to Kars, I think. Love the contrasting colours against the sky.

  46. phil + Di marina gateway

    i look forward to reading that

  47. Hi Sandra,Sometimes I do go with friends or hubby, for example Istanbul, but they are quite used to my preference for traveling and will often let me go off and do my own thing. The worst thing is to travel with someone who is clingy.

    If you plan to use public transport, a lot will depend on the area you want to travel to. The south west coast of Turkey was very easy for me, as buses were frequent and there were a lot of interconnecting routes.

    However in the Black sea, there were a lot of places I wanted to visit that were off the beaten track, so after two days, I joined a group tour and then left them when I got to the next big city. I was on my own but everyone was really friendly.

    I do a lot of research before I leave and am quite happy with my own company so don’t need to rely on other people for entertainment.

    My recommendation is just to do it. If it is your first time traveling alone, pick somewhere easy like the Bodrum peninsula or the south west coast. Try it for a week at first, if you find you like it, extend your trip or the next time do it for longer.

    I warn you though, it becomes addictive after a while. As soon as you get back, you want to head off again. 🙂

  48. sandra

    Natalie, do you travel alone? I am alone now after the death of my husband and wondered how easy it is to travel by oneself. I would have to use public transport but that ought to be okay. What to you think?

  49. I liked that one as well Abby. Sad picture I think, but it draws the eyes

  50. Glad you liked Alan and also glad to have introduce some new places to someone as well travelled as yourself

  51. I think you appreciate it even more when you are trying to take pictures because you are constantly looking out for the smaller things.

  52. I liked Ani as well Jack – There is still a full post on Ani to come up so keep watching

  53. Time will pass quickly Christine, you will be back here soon and can take some landscapes photos yourself

  54. Glad you like them Phil and Di. It was fun putting them together

  55. Abby

    These are absolutely gorgeous, Natalie. The Yesilkent Beach, especially, is calling to me!

  56. Alan

    enjoyed this post so much with such a lot of interest – thank you for whetting my appetite for a couple of new places.

  57. Some great pictures there Natalie, I could quite easily picture myself wandering through some of those scenes, but just to be behind the lens looking at those scenes must have been quite special.

  58. Fab photos. My personal favourite is the ruins of Ani. So evocative of Turkey’s past.

  59. Christine Barnes

    These are all wonderful pictures cant wait to be baci in Turkey next month!

  60. phil + Di marina gateway

    fantastic photos Natalie thank you so much for sharing them