Often hailed as the place where East meets West, Turkey is a fascinating country packed full of stunning sights, intriguing sounds and scintillating smells. With glorious, sandy beaches along the Mediterranean and Aegean Costs, an incredible plethora of historical sites, delicious, hearty cuisine and an often lively atmosphere, the country has a wide range of attractions to keep everyone happy.
Turkey’s incredible variety is what makes it such a great place to take a holiday. By booking a flight to Turkey, you have access to the everything you could want in terms of weather, culture, scenery and history - it’s all there. Visiting Turkey’s northern regions is completely different to its Mediterranean coast in terms of heritage, climate and lifestyle. You could visit the various parts of the country year after year and still find something new and exciting every time. Black Sea Turkey is home to mountainous terrain, where the forests are great for active holidays. Mediterranean Turkey boasts a warm climate year round and the fragmented coastline is lapped by beautiful waters. Aegean Turkey is a mix of history and beaches with ancient ruins and glorious white sands reflecting the diversity of the region.
Plus, Turkey is great value for money and its the perfect spot for a December holiday. An all inclusive holiday to Turkey is likely to cost much less than other European beach destinations. Book a flight with a last minute deal to save even more, head out with the whole gang on a family holiday to a hotel with a huge water park, try an all inclusive holiday if you want ultra-relaxation and plenty of cocktails, or use our clever search engine to find the cheapest holidays year round.
Visit a Turkish Bath, known as a Hamam, as soon as you arrive. This traditional beauty treatment is made up of scrubs, massages and oils that will enhance your tan – very worthwhile for the small cost of around £20!
A city of real scenic beauty, Antalya is a wonderful hub of activity blessed with sensational surroundings and long, sandy beaches. The Kaleiçi old quarter is a must. A charming throwback to older times, this network of winding streets seems eras away from the nearby city buzz. The two main beaches, Konyaalti and Lara, are packed with tourists attractions so there’s plenty to get up to on either. However, the sands themselves are so stunning you might just want to bask on them all day long.
Oludeniz is a small beach resort and can be reached by flying to Dalaman. Surrounded by dramatic, craggy mountains and its Blue Lagoon is probably one of Turkey’s most beautiful and natural attractions. The Lagoon itself is a remarkable sight, with the waters being of the most vivid of blues. The beach surrounding it and leading back out onto the bay is a combination of sand and shingle and the village behind it is full of lovely restaurants and shops. Here, you can also partake in many adventure sports, with the pick of the lot being paragliding from Babadag Mountain. All day you will see brave tourists making the jump and then slowly swirling back down to the beach front. As you might expect, the views at 1,960 metres are truly breathtaking.