Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is a magnificent city offering numerous activities to do during your stay.

Where to Visit?

Ankara offers some of the most historical and entertaining sites to visit in Turkey. Here are some places you can visit during your stay in Ankara.

  • Ankara Castle (Ankara Kalesi)
  • Anatolian Civilizations Museum (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi)
  • Anıtkabir
  • Rahmi Koç Museum (Rahmi Koç Müzesi)
  • Ethnography Museum (Etnografya Müzesi)
  • Kızılay Square (Kızılay Meydanı)
  • Atatürk Orman Çiftliği

Where to Eat?

Ankara offers many choices for either enjoying a Turkish or an international cuisine. Here are some places you can eat at during your stay in Ankara.

  • Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna is located at Ankuva, a shopping mall very close to BLIS campus. It is an ideal choice for those looking to taste the Italian cuisine.

  • Düveroğlu

Located in Bilkent, close to BLIS campus, Düveroğlu is an ideal choice for those looking to taste delicious Turkish cuisine such as kebab or lahmacun.

  • Quick China

Located in Bilkent Station, close to BLIS campus, Quick China is an ideal choice for those looking forward to taste the Asian cuisine. It is one of the best sushi places in Ankara.

  • Nusr-et Steakhouse

Located in Gaziosmanpaşa, Nusret is one of the best steakhouses in Ankara. Nusret is ideal for those looking forward to taste delicious steaks and burgers, along with the Turkish dessert, baklava.

  • Masa Next Level

Located in Next Level, a shopping mall on the Eskisehir Road, Masa is a restaurant offering numerous choices such as steaks, pizzas, and pastas.

  • Tavacı Recep Usta

Located in Ümitköy, Tavacı Recep is an ideal place to taste the Turkish cuisine. It is known for its famous “saç tava”.

  • Müslüm Kebap

Located in Ümitköy, Müslüm Kebap is one of the best kebab places in Ankara.

  • Balıkçıköy Fahri

Located in Çayyolu, Fahri is one of the best fish restaurants in Ankara. It is an ideal place for those looking forward to taste the delicious fish of Turkish coasts.

Where to Shop?

Ankara offers many different places to go shopping. Here are just a few you can go to during your stay.

  • Ankuva

Ankuva is the closest mall to BLIS campus. There are many options for dining as well as shopping.

  • Next Level

Next Level is one of the largest malls in Ankara and offers many places to shop as well as to eat.

  • Cepa/Kentpark

These two malls are located just next to each other and offer many shops from sportswear to suit stores.