Solo Female Travel in Turkey

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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Is Turkey good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Traveling solo as a woman in Turkey is generally safe. Large cities like Istanbul and Ankara, as well as tourist hubs such as Antalya and Cappadocia, are typically welcoming to foreign visitors. However, like many places, it demands a certain level of consciousness and alertness, especially at night. Always be aware of your surroundings, maintain personal boundaries, and avoid secluded areas. It can be helpful to learn a few key phrases in Turkish, but most people in Turkey's tourist areas speak English.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Getting around Turkey is quite manageable as public transportation is efficient, widespread and rather inexpensive. Though not all places are well connected by public transportation, major cities and tourist destinations are easily accessible. Basic understanding of the language or navigation skills would be helpful to avoid any inconveniences or confusion. Small towns or rural areas might be a bit challenging for some due to less frequent transportation options. In general, traveling in Turkey is relatively comfortable and straightforward for the intrepid solo traveler.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Turkey is an intriguing mix of history, culture, and natural beauty. Explore world-famous landmarks such as Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Mosque, and the ancient city of Troy, or soak up the atmosphere at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Unwind and rejuvenate in one of the country's traditional hammams or take a hike in the picturesque valleys of Cappadocia. Not to forget, the country is also renowned for its delectable cuisine and warm hospitality that make your stay comfortable and memorable.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Culinary exploration in Turkey is a delight for the senses. Traditional Turkish cuisine offers an incredible variety of flavors and textures. From appetizing mezze plates, succulent kebabs, to mouth-watering desserts like Baklava or Turkish delight, there is something to satisfy every palate. Furthermore, the country is known for its diversity in fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood, reflecting the various regional influences from the Mediterranean to the Middle East. Add a warm cup of Turkish tea or coffee and your gastronomic tour is complete. Regardless of dietary preferences or restrictions, one can find an array of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. Most importantly, the hospitality and passion for food of the Turkish people always adds an extra flavor to the meal. It's a chance to immerse into the rich Turkish cultural heritage through their vibrant culinary scene.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Turkey can be considered moderately budget-friendly for solo female travelers. Most sightseeing attractions, local cuisines, and transportation options are relatively affordable. Accommodation costs vary vastly depending on the area and the type of lodging you choose. However, you can find a comfortable place to stay even on a tight budget. Some local markets and stores may be more expensive, especially in touristic areas, so caution with spending is advisable.

Is Turkey worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 24 experiences

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

3.9/5

Food

4.2/5

Budget-friendly

4/5
Samara

Samara (17)

Brazil

Family travel experience

My trip to Turkey surprised me a lot because I didn't know much about the country, so I didn't had high expectations, just went with the flow and I trusted In our tour guide and it was Incredible beautiful country with various types of landscapes and beautiful people. I was very happy to Get to know a culture so different from mine. I felt very safe throughout the trip. . I saw on the streets was 90% of the People are men and few women.

Posted: June 26, 2024Experienced: January, 2018
Things to do: 5/5Food: 2/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Traveling in Turkey was amazing, there are beautiful beaches and the people are very welcoming and kind, the kindest people I ever met. It’s very easy to rent a scooter, it’s also very easy to travel by bus or by ferry all turkey, is very well connected. I had a beautiful experience, considering I travelled the whole coast. I don’t recommend Istanbul and Antalya, but it’s probably my personal taste.

Posted: June 20, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

Türkiye has many beautiful regions. I lived in Turkey for many years. Each region (city) has different and delicious local dishes. It is a country with poor reliability. However, if you want to travel, have fun and eat delicious food, it will be the right choice.

Posted: June 6, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 2/5
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Family travel experience

As a kid I always went to turkey with my family and had lots of fun by the pool there are more to Turkey than just the pools there are experiences like riding a rescue horse through the mountains and seeing ruins then there are places like pamukale with their hot air balloon trips over the white slates and the mountains over all I would go back in the future

Posted: June 3, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Boróka

Boróka

Hungary

Solo travel experience

In turkey, as a blond girl, i wouldnt say that i felt safe, but finally nothing threatening happened. But still it would have been better with somebody. Also because Im vegetarian there wasnt that many food options, but overall i loved turkey, and the vibrant city life in Istambul.

Posted: May 31, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Family travel experience

Loved Turkey. People friendly, like Americans and Christians. Ballooned over Cappadocia. Rose yogurt was incredible, and the Call to prayer was memorable. Watermelon as dessert in restaurants. One of my favorite countries of the 32 I've seen.

Posted: May 26, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Family travel experience

I find the Turkish people very friendly and helpful I enjoy going to turkey with my family as it caters for all needs . From youngest to the oldest and very helpful with a disability we stayed all inclusive

Posted: May 14, 2024Experienced: March, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Lidia

Lidia (17)

Turkey

Couple travel experience

I was there around 3 year. Perfect country for meet interesting adventures, good food, gentel sun and funny place. I can recommend Kas Antalya Istanbul for vizit this city and have enjoy. Also Capadokia amazing place for traveling and make wonderful picture. You can vizit Pammukale with white pool and beautiful nature 😉

Posted: May 11, 2024Experienced: April, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Emna

Emna (19)

Tunisia

Solo travel experience

Last summer , I went to Turkey for a 6-week exchange program. It was such an amazing experience. I was living with a lovely family host : I discovered their culture as well as ate their food ( which I didn't like ). I discovered many cities there ( Bursa , Istanbul , Eskisehir , Izmir , bodrum , fethiye , Cannakalle ...)

Posted: May 2, 2024Experienced: May, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Couple travel experience

Went to 4 places - Cappadocia, Antalya, Istanbul and pammukale. Pammukale - the pools were disappointing :( large portion of it were dry!! But some areas still has pools of water that were beautiful Antalya - lovely to wander around Kaleici! Food was really good and much cheaper than in the main cities Cappadocia - stunning! Istanbul - just think of it as a typical city in another country?

Posted: March 30, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Is Turkey safe for women?

Safety rating

2.8 /5

Based on 9 experiences

Crime rates rating

2.1 /5

Based on 9 experiences

Change between every city but you need to take care yourself. Not a bad country but every city has different people so danger can be around. If you in crowded cities you not feel bad about it but don't walk empty street alone.

Posted: May 13, 2024
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I couldn't say Turkey is not safe but we always heard on the news about violations, robbery etc And because of not enough precaution you will never know what will happen next. It is a matter of luck i think.

Posted: April 22, 2024
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Ayşenur

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Hii ı am ayşenur,ı am erasmus student in ljubjlana.I would like to know different persons and to travel some places🌝

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Beyzanur

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This is Beyza ✨ I'm a doctor, working in a small city in Turkiye. I want to travel as much as possible to learn new languages and cultures. I would like to visit festivals, events and some interesting manifestations which can improve my knowledge about the country I am visiting. I play guitar, ukulele a bit of piano and like to listen to other people play something. Also I am interested in photography and every type of art. I like to describe myself as a very open-minded person, always willing to learn, help, teach, share and participate in adventure. I like riding bike, hiking and running. My favorite food... I like tasting new and traditional things (except too spicy). In my spare time I like to sing, read, go to theatre and cinema. I like to spend time in nature and I am not that much into big cities, I would like to visit hidden treasures of every country. My favorite season is spring because I like warm weather and spring flowers. People say that I am very energetic and usually they remember me by my smile. I do laugh a lot 😄 I would like to share my experiences and my place with good couchsufers who will come and visit Ankara.

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Beyzanur

Ankara

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3 days

About me

This is Beyza ✨ I'm a doctor, working in a small city in Turkiye. I want to travel as much as possible to learn new languages and cultures. I would like to visit festivals, events and some interesting manifestations which can improve my knowledge about the country I am visiting. I play guitar, ukulele a bit of piano and like to listen to other people play something. Also I am interested in photography and every type of art. I like to describe myself as a very open-minded person, always willing to learn, help, teach, share and participate in adventure. I like riding bike, hiking and running. My favorite food... I like tasting new and traditional things (except too spicy). In my spare time I like to sing, read, go to theatre and cinema. I like to spend time in nature and I am not that much into big cities, I would like to visit hidden treasures of every country. My favorite season is spring because I like warm weather and spring flowers. People say that I am very energetic and usually they remember me by my smile. I do laugh a lot 😄 I would like to share my experiences and my place with good couchsufers who will come and visit Ankara.

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Humeyra

Humeyra

Turkey

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hello, I'm Humeyra, I'm 26 years old. I've traveled to 20 countries alone. I don't want to travel alone anymore and I want to travel with my sisters here💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻👯‍♀️

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MANAL

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Traveling lover

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