UNESCO World Heritage in Turkey

Turkey is a unique country in the world. Although known Middle Eastern country it is an Asian –and still European to most of the visitors - a home to multiculturalism and many world civilizations. Vast in history and culture, it is one of the few countries in the world that has to be visited in one’ lifetime, not once, but over and over again. Our World Heritage, Turkey programs have been specifically designed for the first timer’s experience of Turkey. A through introduction to the Prehistory of the country, architecture, nature, Byzantine, Ottoman and Turkish land of past and present.

All cities that are included in the World Heritage list have a universal importance, as each of them display unique qualifications in terms of natural, cultural and historic values. The list that is presented below includes the names of places in Turkey that fulfill UNESCO’s criteria:


• 1985 - Goreme National Park and the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
• 1985 - The Great Mosque and Hospital in Divrigi
• 1985 - Historic Areas of Istanbul
• 1986 - The Ruins of Hattussha
• 1987 - Nemrut Dağ
• 1987 - The monumental tombs at the top of Mount Nemrut
• 1988 - Xanthos-Letoon
• 1988 - The Ruins of Xanthos and the Divination Center of Leto
• 1988 - Antique City of Hierapolis – Pamukkale
• 1994 - Old-City of Safranbolu
• 1994 - City of Safranbolu
• 1998 - The Archeological Site of Troy
• 2011 - Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex
• 2012 - Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük


Bâb-ı Âli Cad. No: 3 Kat:4 Cağaloğlu - İstanbul / TURKEY