Turkey is a captivating blend of antiquity and contemporary with a rich variety of cultures and traditions from East and West, as it straddles Asia and Europe. It is this mix of the exotic and the familiar which makes Turkey a firm favourite with UK visitors. So whether you are looking for a cultural city break or a beach resort with plenty of facilities, you will find it in Turkey!
The city of the past, the present and the future, Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and the only city in the world built on two continents. Istanbul offers a great deal in the way of history, culture, food and entertainment – a great choice for a city break. Visit the iconic Blue Mosque, recognisable by its six minarets. Lose yourself in the Grand Bazaar, as you browse handmade carpets and kilims, Turkish silver art, leather goods or souvenirs and decorations of copper, bronze, high quality ceramics and onyx. Sample the tasty street food. Or enjoy the vibrant nightlife. The choice is yours!
Antalya: is the largest city on the Mediterranean and is also known as the pearl of the Mediterranean and the Turkish Riviera. Offering over 300 days of sunshine, fantastic beaches, beautiful resort towns, historical sites, Stunning natural attractions such as waterfalls and caves, great shopping opportunities, a myriad of waterfront bars and restaurants and world class golf clubs, it’s no wonder that Antalya is one of the top tourist destinations.
Alanya: is famous for its harbour and dockyard from Seljuk times, Red Tower, blue flag beaches, a full range of accommodation options, plenty of good shops and restaurants, as well as a lively nightlife.
Belek: is Turkey’s premier golf resort. The town is spectacular with long, golden sandy beaches, and a backdrop of mountains. There are many rare species of plant and wildlife indigenous to the area.
Side: Turquoise sea, golden sandy beaches, lights glistening on ancient ruins….. Side is a superb choice for a holiday with its nature, history and family friendly entertainments.
South Aegean Coast
Bodrum: A world renowned holiday and entertainment peninsula, Bodrum is known for its climate, clean sea, natural beauty, magnificent coves and history, as well as modern night life.
Marmaris: has a rich cultural heritage, magnificent natural surroundings, ancient cities, several modern marinas, many coves along its coast and a natural harbour.
Fethiye: has most impressive ancient ruins and the best sites for paragliding and water sports. History, natural beauty, highly developed facilities, entertainment, the most magnificent bays and long sandy beaches come together at Fethiye.
Kusadasi: is an ancient port city and beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. Kusadasi presents a perfect blend of sea, sun and the unspoilt beauty of nature, with the classical ruins at Ephesus (or Efes) about 18 km away. It’s also one of the destinations for many cruise ships visiting the area.
Didim: Didim is one of the most beautiful holiday resorts on the Aegean coast. It has secluded coves, golden sandy beaches and natural harbours. Nearby Lake Bafa is a haven of tranquility. The important Ionian towns of Miletos and Didyma, home of the famous prophet in ancient times, are also near Didim.
TURKEY’S CULINARY CULTURE
Turkish culinary culture is renowned for its variety of its recipes and flavours. Enjoy the delightful flavours of a cuisine with a multi cultural influence, including fresh vegetables and seafood, wild greens and herbs, kebabs, soups and unique desserts.