Especially in the last ten years, Turkish series have been in high demand in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Arab lands. The filming locations of those highly popular series attract tourists as well, so we have prepared trip tips for Turkish series fans.
Little Women (Küçük Kadınlar)
The series Little Women is filmed right next to Anadolu Hisarı, and you can visit the old streets of Istanbul by following where the series was shot.
The Asi series, which takes its name from the river that is poured into Syria, was shot in the Reyhanlı district of Hatay. Kozcuoğlu Farm and old mansions are among the places that appear in the series. In addition, the natural beauty of Reyhanlı is worth seeing.
Dila Hanım (Lady Dila)
Dila Hanım, which is among the most popular series in the Middle East in recent years, was being shot in the Pozantı district of Adana. In the Belenidik village of Pozantı, the farm, where the series was shot, was transformed into the series plateau for different films. You can navigate around Pozantı and take a photo.
İffet, one of the most popular series, is shot on İstiklal Street. Kumbaracı Yokuşu is also among the places you see in the series. Beyoğlu-Istiklal Street and Cihangir are among the locations that you can visit.
Ezel, one of the most watched series of a period, is shot in different parts of Istanbul, especially in historic places. Adile Sultan Palace located in Kandilli is one of those places. In addition, cafes in Cihangir, villas in Tarabya, various spots in Tarlabaşı, and old houses in Samatya are popular places in Ezel.
Aşk ve Ceza (Love and Punishment)
The dramatic events in the series Love and Punishment pass through the triangle of Istanbul, Bodrum, and Van. The shots in Istanbul are mostly in the vicinity of Galata Tower. In addition, the Fenerbahçe coast, Bebek, and Polonezköy neighborhoods are featured in the series.
Hanımın Çiftliği (Lady’s Farm)
Lady’s Farm is one of the series shot in Adana. The historical sites in the Adana area and the city center are sometimes used in the series, and there is a nice sightseeing route for you.
Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? (What is Fatmagül’s Fault?)
The series What is Fatmagül’s fault? is shot among the holiday resorts of Urla and Çeşme. You can see many attractions, towns, and streets in Urla and Çeşme. The series then moves to Göksu, one of the promenade areas of Istanbul.
Bitmeyen Şarkı (Endless Song)
There is another series in Urla. The Endless Song begins in Urla and then moves to Istanbul as in the other series. The old districts of Istanbul are used as film sets in the series.
Kurtlar Vadisi (Valley of the Wolves)
The Valley of the Wolves in the most decent neighborhoods and districts of Istanbul prefers Çengelköy and its vicinity. For this reason, you can see restaurants and coffees in Çengelköy and the surrounding areas.
Aşk Bir Hayal (Love is a Fantasy)
Love is a Fantasy, one of the drama series, is shot in Mardin‘s authentic streets and stone houses. Istanbul is placed in the series with many districts.
Yer Gök Aşk (Love is in the Air)
This series is among the most watched series in the Middle East. It was shot in Cappadocia region. You can visit Nevşehir, Ürgüp, Uç Hisar, Göreme, Zelve, and other historic places.
Adını Feriha Koydum (I Named Her Feriha)
Beykent Ayazağa was chosen as a university campus in this TV series. The house where Feriha lives is located in Etiler, Basın Sitesi district. Nightclubs appearing in the series are mostly in Kuruçeşme and Beşiktaş.
Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ is starring in the Silver series, which is shot near Bosporus. Abut Efendi Mansion is home to this series. Built by the famous architect Garabet Balyan, the residence was home to many important series, such as the Tulip Period, the Deaf Room, and the Prosecutor’s Wife.
Binbir Gece (One Thousand and One Nights)
This series also takes place in one of the important districts of Istanbul. Ferik Ahmet Pasha Mansion is one of the most seen places in the series. Istinye Yeniköy, a road on the top of the hill, is a must-see with an incredible view of the Bosporus.
Asmalı Konak (Mansion with Vines)
Asmalı Konak was shot in Ürgüp district of Nevşehir. Today, the stone mansion serving as a restaurant is open to visitors.
Zerda, one of the most followed series in the Middle East, is shot in the Nurdağı district of Gaziantep. Hurşit Agha Mansion in the district is damaged, but it is still interesting. You can also visit famous Gaziantep diners while browsing the places where the show has been shot.
Midyat, which hosts many series, is also flooded by tourists, especially due to the Sıla series. In 2000, the mansion was restored, and today it is used as a guest house. Other series including Love Exile, Berivan, Love is a Fantasy, and I Wrote Your Name to My Heart were shot in Mardin.
Karagül (Black Rose)
Halfeti town of Şanlıurfa is the place where this series was shot, close to the southern border. In the authentic atmosphere of Halfeti, you can have a nice holiday by following the places where the show was shot.
Aşk-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love)
Transformed into TV screens from Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil’s famous classic novel, the series was a popular show not only in Turkey but also in the Middle East. The mansion that was used in the series is in İstanbul, Sarıyer (the exact location is on Piyasa Street).
Muhteşem Yüzyıl (The Magnificient Century)
Magnificent Century, which is on display with different plateaus at many points of Istanbul, uses the spaces around Galata in particular. In addition, the plateau in Hadımköy is home to many important locations in the series. Thus, the historical places with the plateaus created for the sets where the series was shot will be a nice trip route for you.