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Turkey is famous for its position as the gateway to Asia from Europe. It is where East meets West and, over the years, numerous groups have left their influence, including Persians, Phrygians, Christians and Lycians. Turkey is a melting pot of Mediterranean, Asian and Middle Eastern influences, making it a unique holiday destination with a rich history and culture.
With destinations on the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts, Turkey is full of treasures to discover and explore, and, throughout the country, the locals are always delighted to welcome travellers from far and wide.
Holidays to Turkey are perfect for those looking for a cultural experience - there are a number of historic archaeological sites and impressive places to visit in Turkey, from hilltop fortresses, remote churches and Islamic monuments to buzzing city bazaars. If that sounds like your cup of çay (Turkish tea to you and me), prepare to drink it all in!
If the beach is more your scene, Turkey certainly won’t disappoint. Whether you want to swim in the sea or rest and relax on the beach, Turkey’s coastline boasts gorgeous, golden beaches, surrounded by the warm, inviting waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. The Mediterranean and Aegean coasts in particular are home to many popular luxury resorts, whilst the Black Sea coast is a verdant, mountainous wonderland with incredible, untouched beaches of its own.
Whether you are after a culture-kick, a family holiday in the sun, or you want to experience the lively nightlife, Turkey holidays have it all! Book the perfect holiday to Turkey in 2014 and 2015 today.
One of the best times to visit Turkey is between May and October, as the weather is perfect for the beach and exploring the surrounding area. Temperatures at this time average between 25°C and 35°C. Alternatively, if you want to explore the mountainous area of Turkey, visit between October and April as there will be snow-cover in many of the resorts where you can enjoy a variety of winter-sports.
Holidays to Turkey are perfect if you are looking for some rest and relaxation on the beach, but if you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you could have a go at snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and jet skiing. If you want to take the fun on land, you can go hiking in the local mountain ranges, or if you want the best view of the stunning scenery that Turkey has to offer, you could try paragliding.
Many visitors are drawn to Turkey’s impressive ancient ruins and architectural heritage. Turkey is home to a staggering 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites - these iconic landmarks and historical sites include the Great Mosque and hospital of Divrigi in Sivas, the Goreme National Park and the rock sites of Cappadocia in Nevsehir, Mount Nemrut in Adiyaman, and the archaeological site of Troy in Canakkale.
From Turkey’s world famous carpets and rugs, to spices and traditional street foods, there’s no shortage of shopping opportunities! You’ll also find all manner of brass, copper, ceramics, leather and earthenware, with ornately decorated products lining the sprawling shops and market stalls. There are some real bargains to be had if you search hard enough!
Currency: Turkish LiraLanguage: TurkishTime Difference: +2 Hour GMTFlight Time: Approximately 4 Hours 30 minutes
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