Holidays in Turkey – Amazing Beaches & Ancient Cities
"Whilst Turkey remains outside of the euro zone, your holiday money will go so much further than in other resorts across the region.."
Holidays in Turkey have grown in popularity over the last twenty years and whilst it remains outside of the euro zone, your holiday money will go so much further than in other resorts across the region.
However, that's not the only attraction; Turkey has over 7,200km of coastline, with the Black Sea region in the north and the Mediterranean Sea region or the Turkish Reverie in the south - much of it unspoilt.
You can really get off the beaten track, but do not mistake Turkey for back water, as it has some of the most sophisticated resorts in the Med, with high standards of accommodation at very affordable prices when compared with European countries.
When choosing a resort for your trip to Turkey, there are a number of regions to select from. Working clockwise from Istanbul in the northwest of the country on Bosporus Straights you have Marmara, then the Black Sea region on the northern coast. Eastern Anatolia and Southeast Anatolia share a border with the countries of Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Syria and Iraq. Then you have the Mediterranean Region in the south and the Aegean Region on the south western coast below Istanbul. These two regions are hosts to many of the popular tourist destinations. Central Anatolia borders all of these coastal regions in the middle of the country.
Use our search tool to find the best holiday for you - we have plenty of options for both cheap holidays to Turkey and the more luxurious 5 star all inclusive holidays to Turkey in the best regions throughout the country.
The Best Two Weeks of Your Life!
"There is no point shopping in Turkey unless you can haggle! It is compulsory!.."
Holidays in Turkey should not be limited to the beach as there is so much to see and do both in terms of natural wonders and historical places of interest.
If you like heights, then Rock climbing on eastern Turkey's Mount Ararat and the Kackar Mountains will take your breath away. Their rugged shape, raw beauty and sheer size will blow you away.
The country is steeped in history. The coastline is brimming with archeologically sites. Antalya is regarded by many as the birth place of human civilisation and Constantinople. Modern day Istanbul was once the capital of the Eastern Roman and Byzantine Empire.
Why not become mesmerized by the Aspendos International Opera in June and the Ballet Festival during July.
Most of the larger resorts such as Bodrum, Mamaris, Fethiye, Antalya and Alanya have great shopping facilities. But beware; there is no point in shopping in Turkey unless you can haggle! It is compulsory!
After a long day filled with activities, what better way to end than in the Hamams? Also known as the steamy Turkish Baths, you can treat yourself to a full body massage or a body scrub. It feels absolutely refreshing and is highly recommended. Allegedly it will also help deepen your tan (if you do it at the beginning of your holiday!).
Try a Tasty Turkish Meze
"Even the most selective eaters in your family will find a favourite dish.."
The food is always one of the fondest memories of Holidays in Turkey.
East meets West; the best of Mediterranean cuisine fused with dishes from both the middle and Far East.
If you are a vegetarian then you are guaranteed to be spoilt for choice.
The range of dishes and flavours are simply limitless.
That doesn't mean that meat eaters are left out and as you are never far from the coast, sea food is always on the menu.
Take time to immerse yourself in the food and the culture whilst on holiday in Turkey. We would suggest taking on a few Mezes. It is a very sociable dining experience, often served with flat bread and an array of dips and purées. Even the most selective eaters in your family will find a favourite dish.
Weather and Climate
"You can expect 300 days of full sun every year, with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day.."
Depending on where you choose to spend your holiday to Turkey, the climate will vary.
However, as an average, you can expect 300 days of full sun every year, with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day between May and October.
If you plan to visit Turkey during the height of the summer, pack lots of sun cream as the temperatures soar to around 35 degrees. However, outside of the months of June, July and August the temperatures are cooler. This tends to extend the holiday period and makes it a great destination for last minute holidays or if you are looking for a cheaper deal on your holiday to Turkey, then booking outside of the high season will ensure you get excellent value for money.