Is Turkey Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Straddling the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey captivates visitors with its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and diverse culture. Known for its unique fusion of Eastern and Western influences, the country boasts an intriguing blend of Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman heritage, which manifest in its stunning architecture such as the renowned Hagia Sophia and the ethereal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From the vibrant bazaars and tantalizing gastronomy in Istanbul, the beautiful beaches of Antalya, to the ancient ruins of Ephesus symbolizing its powerful ancient civilizations, Turkey offers a rewarding travel experience for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and food lovers alike.

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 12 experiences

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Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.2/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

4.5/5

Solo travel experience

I loved Turkey. I went there alone and had a great time. Turkey has become one of my favorite countries to visit. My advice is to wear more modest clothing to avoid too much attention, and to be cautious with vendors in the bazaars, as they can be very pushy and want to touch. But overall, people were charming.

Posted: December 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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I traveled alone to Turkey and I never felt unsafe there. Sometimes I felt uncomfortable and had difficulties in Istanbul to push away a few guys trying to attract me to their shop. I made a car journey along the whole turquoise coast and in some smaller towns people stared at me, but I never felt threatened, just out of place.

Posted: December 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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I fell in love with turkey in 2022. In 2023 I decided to spend more days in this country. It was wonderful trip full of joy and adventures. There are so many interesting places full of hospitable people I'll return soon

Posted: October 12, 2023Experienced: July, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I love Turkey. I have been there several times and explored it by myself. I adore this place and always felt safe there. There were probably only one or two situations out of four times I was there, when men made me feel a bit uncomfortable (both situations happened in Istanbul).

Posted: July 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I just spent a few months in Turkey and I've never experienced any harassment, only a few obvious stares, mainly from older men, and mostly in big cities (Izmir, Istanbul). Most of my time was spent in Kas and Cappadocia and I never felt uncomfortable in any of those places, even felt safe walking there at night. I would recommend visiting Kas - it has the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.

Posted: July 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I was in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, and Kas. They were all great. Pamukkale is an amazing experience, and I also really enjoyed Bodrum. I also spent 2 days in Konya, which is a much more traditional, less touristy city. Very friendly people and a huge outdoor market.

Posted: July 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I spent 2 weeks in Turkey (Istanbul, Cappadocia region and Antalya) and I felt safe everywhere, even when walking alone at night. I dressed conservatively (long pants and t-shirts) in Istanbul and Cappadocia, but Antalya was much more beach-oriented and many people were wearing shorts and crop tops.

Posted: June 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Gizem

Gizem

About Me

I am visiting Clermont-Ferrand for Clermont-Ferrand film festival. Then I will go to other countries

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Gemma

Gemma

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Hello, My name is Gemma and I'm interested in books, events & social, live music, shopping, sightseeing and solo travel

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Göksu

Göksu

Ankara

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3 days

About me

I’m a 25 year old girl who is travelling solo right now. I travelled last year also solo and with my boyfriend and with my other friends. I love meeting new people, thats one of my purposes too, not only see the world meet people and become a world citizen even more. I’m dentist but i quit my job to travel for a while, when i’m not travelling i am living in Ankara (capital of Turkey) and i also want to be host when i go back.

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nisa

nisa

Ankara

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hello I’m Nisa, 20 years old. I am from Turkey and living in Ankara. I am an university student who is trying to travel the world. I’m an easy going and kind person. See you :)

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Yana

Yana

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Open-minded, talkative girl who knows a bunch of things about ancient Egypt. Into graphic design and illustration, like to take photos and working out as well Close to nature - sun lover - local joker

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Maricí

Maricí

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I'm a girl that loves traveling, learning and sharing cultures.

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