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Most Ideal Cities for Health and Nature Tourism in Turkey

Turkey is a big country at the crossroads of Asia and Europe due to its geographical location. It is one of the world’s leading countries in nature tourism in all four seasons; with majestic mountains, azure seas, warm beaches, and forests that make people dizzy from oxygen. Turkey is once again making people talk about itself with world-class medical institutions and doctors, in addition to its natural beauty. To put it in other words, Turkey provides its foreign visitors with the ability to experience exceptional mental and physical wellbeing.

That is why we can say that nature tourism and health tourism are nested in Turkey. In this article, we have listed some of the most ideal cities for health and natural tourism in Turkey.

Istanbul

Isanbul Health Nature Tourism

Istanbul is the beating heart of Turkey. Istanbul is one of the world’s largest cities with a population of over 15 million people, is Turkey’s economic, cultural, media, sporting, and, of course, health center. Istanbul has fifty-five public hospitals, a hundred and six private hospitals, five university hospitals, and thousands of large and small healthcare facilities.

According to data from Joint Commission International (JCI) (BOLD KISIMDAN İLGİLİ YAZIYA LİNK VERİLCEK), which grants accreditation to hospitals around the world and encourages them to follow certain requirements, Istanbul has the most hospitals that meet JCI criteria. In other words, the vast majority of Istanbul’s hospitals provide high-quality, high-tech health care that meets international standards.

Some of them can be listed as follows:

  • LIV Hospital
  • German Hospital
  • Sisli Hospital Florence Nightingale
  • Medical Park Bahcelievler
  • Medicana International Hospital
  • Yeditepe University Hospital
  • American Hospital

Not only at the hospital level, but when we include the clinics of specialist doctors, Istanbul is truly a medical city where all the possibilities of modern medicine can be used.

Istanbul, which is located on the shores of the Marmara Sea, where all four seasons are spent, which allows the unification of the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, is a city that you must see with its nature, history, and dynamic life on its streets.

Izmir

Health Nature Toruism Izmir

Izmir, also known as the Pearl of the Aegean, is Turkey’s third-largest city, with summers that are sunny and humid and winters that are moderate and rainy.

Many doctors who have their clinics also provide health care in Izmir, which has fourteen state hospitals, three university hospitals, and eleven private hospitals. If you choose to undergo medical treatment in Izmir, which has three hot springs and seven thermal sanatoriums in addition to modern medical facilities, we suggest that you spend some time exploring the city’s natural and historical treasures.

Cesme, ninety kilometers from the city center, becomes one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, especially during the summer months. You can enjoy sunbathing, particularly in the summer, in places like Alacati, Karaburun, Urla, and Seferihisar, and you can undergo spiritual and physical purification by leaving yourself to the cool Aegean Sea.

You can also visit the ancient cities of Ephesus and Pergamon while visiting Izmir and see the most significant historical settlements of the Hellenistic and Roman eras. Pergamon is considered to be one of the most important health centers in the world, it was even considered that way in ancient times.

Antalya

Health Tourism Antalya

Along with Istanbul, words are not enough to tell you about Antalya, one of the most tourist cities in Turkey. The number of five-star hotels in Antalya alone is four hundred and ten. Even this statistic is enough to justify the city’s tourism potential.

Surrounded by the Azure Sea, the vast beaches and the Taurus mountains surrounded by pine trees, Antalya has three public hospitals and fifteen private hospitals. Medical Park Hospital, located in the city, has an international accreditation certificate, and Akdeniz University Hospital has an outstanding team of doctors who have successfully performed the first “face transplantation” surgery in Turkey.

In Antalya, which is home to hundreds of thousands of visitors from many different parts of the world all seasons, you can both have your holidays and have all sorts of health services you can dream of with peace of mind.

  • Kaputas Beach
  • Patara Beach
  • Cleopatra Beach
  • Duden Falls
  • Manavgat Waterfall
  • Saklikent Canyon
  • Köprülü Canyon
  • Dim Tea
  • Kekova Island

Also, so much more natural beauty that we can’t finish counting.

In other words, if both nature and health tourism at the same time is the question, we can say Antalya is the most ideal city.

Bursa

Uludağ Health Nature

Bursa, which is located just a few hours away from Istanbul and is the fourth largest city in Turkey, will be a good choice in health care.

When we talk about Bursa,  which has six state hospitals and eight private hospitals, three of which are JCI accredited, we can’t forget about Uludag. Uludag, one of Turkey’s most popular ski resorts, is a must-see destination for hundreds of thousands of skiers from all over the world, particularly during the winter months.

You can visit Bursa, which is also rich in hot springs and thermal facilities, both in summer and winter.

Bursa is also an important location in terms of historical tourism due to being the capital of the Ottoman Empire for a period.

Black Sea Region (Samsun, Rize, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Artvin)

Black Sea Nature and Health

The Black Sea region, which is Turkey’s most forested area, takes visitors’ breath away with its natural beauty. We can’t finish listing the Black Sea’s natural beauties.

Pokut Plateau, Ayder Plateau, Uzungol, and Karagol are just some of the beauties that come to our mind. If you are someone who prefers green to blue, The Black Sea region in Turkey should be your first choice.

In addition to fully-equipped public hospitals, there are many private hospitals and clinics in all of these provinces. Medicana Samsun, Liv Hospital Samsun, Medical Park Trabzon are among the best-quality hospitals in the region.

We suggest choosing a hospital in Trabzon or Samsun if you have a non-surgical treatment and want to refresh your soul by walking around the lush plateaus. This way, you’ll have the chance to see all of the region’s natural wonders by taking short trips.