If you’ve only just started looking at holidays to Turkey you may be amazed by the huge variety of choice. You can choose from budget accommodation right up to luxury hotels catering for your every whim. There are beautiful resorts right on the coast, some of which are perfect for those looking for a quiet break while others are more suited to those looking for lively nightlife.
Then of course there is Istanbul, an incredibly vibrant city that was voted European capital of culture in 2010. This exotic city has Ottoman mosques, Byzantine churches, Topkapi Palace, and an incredible number of bazaars and spice markets.
If holidays to Turkey conjure up images of beautiful beaches then you’re in luck. Turkey has some of the nicest beaches in Europe, and over 300 of them have been awarded the blue flag for cleanliness. Most are in stunning locations, surrounded by mountains or forests. They are perfect for relaxing and topping up your tan, but most also have a good range of sports available.
These include paragliding, mountain biking, rock climbing and you’ll even find white-water rafting available at certain resorts. Turkey is also well-known for its mineral springs and makes the perfect destination for a spa break, something that might be very appealing if you’ve overdone the sport.
A lot of people looking at holidays to Turkey choose to go to popular destinations such as Marmaris. This is a lively resort which has plenty of good beaches as well as the opportunity to take a boat trip to the nearby Greek island of Rhodes. Another popular choice is Bodrum which offers an interesting mix of historical sites and aquatic delights, as the area is famous for yachting. Whatever you’re looking for in your holiday, you’re bound to find it in this fascinating country.