Ankara may not be known for its romanticism like Paris, but it does have its fair share of romantic spots where couples can enjoy the sunset, share a meal and a few glasses of wine, or just stroll through the park hand in hand. Check out our list of the most romantic Ankara activities.
There’s something very kitsch about this café as it’s decked out in almost rococo elements, with floral patterns, chandeliers, regal furniture, and ornate mirrors. But it’s exactly this Valentine’s Day-inspired look that makes Cafemiz a romantic place, especially the beautiful garden perfect for a candlelit dinner in the summer breeze.
Cafemiz, Gaziosmanpaşa Mahallesi, Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey, +90 312 467 7921
For those modern couples who like a bit of style when it comes to their romantic meals, Niki Restaurant’s modern decoration, fireplace, and lovely garden all make for a cool yet romantic dinner. Have a cocktail at the bar before you sit down at your table—the tables for two by the window overlooking the garden are a perfect choice.
Niki Restaurant, Kazım Özalp, Hafta Sk. No:16, Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey, +90 312 466 0048
One of Ankara’s lesser-known parks is actually one of its most beautiful, with plenty of hidden corners and park benches where you can sit and stare into each other’s eyes. In the evening, the lights of Atakule light up the park for quite a romantic atmosphere that turns a stroll into a memorable event.
Even though the Ankara Castle is one of the most popular tourist sights in Ankara, it also happens to be one of the best places to watch the sun while it sets over the city. With its historic charm, including the rows of Ottoman houses below, watch Ankara’s colors change beautifully as the sun begins to disappear.