Holidays in Turkey
Holidays to Turkey have become very popular over the last decade and that is due in no small part to its diverse landscape and friendly locals that welcome and provide for all sorts of travellers. You can go from a vibrant, bustling city to a sun-drenched beach and always find something to do on the way.
Split between Europe and Asia, the best holiday resorts in Turkey are no doubt situated on the coastline. With Mediterranean hot spots like Altinkum or Kalkan for an all inclusive holiday, you will discover that there is far more than just sand, sea and sunshine in this fabulous country. A holiday to Turkey will submerge you in history – a special visit must be made to the ancient ruins at Ephesus, built in the 10th century BC and one of the best preserved sites in the world. Don’t forget those bazaars as well – infamous for the haggling market vendors who you can have fun with negotiating a price for your souvenirs.
Turkey Holidays for Sunshine, Beaches and Sightseeing
Turkey offers incredible value for money, especially for family holidays, with packages ranging from affordable self-catering options to luxury all inclusive boutique hotels. A Turkey holiday gives you stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, historical culture and an excellent sunshine record, which is the perfect mix for that relaxing break you deserve.
For those of you looking for a beach holiday, a last minute holiday to the Aegean Coast of Turkey is more than ideal. Here you can visit the busy harbour of Kusadasi or bask on the golden sands of Gumbet and Ortakent. The Turquoise Coast of Turkey has mesmerising scenery, from the mountains overlooking the crystal clear sea to the beautiful resort of Olu Denis with its Blue Lagoon – the most photographed beach in Turkey. If you are ready for some nightlife whilst on holiday in Turkey then head for Marmaris; famed for its long sandy beaches and lively bars and restaurants.
Turkey Holiday Highlights
Ephesus with its preserved Greek and Roman ancient ruins.
Turkish Baths are a must on any visit to Turkey; pamper yourself with a bit of R&R.
Food and drink needs to include classic pleasures such as Turkish delight, kebabs, baklava and apple tea. Enjoy traditional speciality dishes with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Coast influences.
The Blue Lagoon in the beautiful resort of Olu Deniz is a protected national park, where you can swim in the inviting crystal clear turquoise waters.
Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) can be seen at certain times of the year located in a conservation area of Dalyan’s river.
Dolmus - the name of the local buses, which are some of the most convenient and cost effective ways to get about in Turkey.
Bosphorus is one of the world’s busiest waterways and a ferry trip is a must on any break to Istanbul.
Helpful links - Want to know more about Turkey, visit these recommended sites