Holidays to Turkey
Turkey is a rich and diverse landscape home to tradition, culture, and history. As a tourist destination, the country has a lot to offer to holidaymakers of all ages from incredible scenery and beaches, to the wondrous historical sites and hustle and bustle of cities like Istanbul.
Why Holiday in Turkey?
Turkey holidays are becoming increasingly popular with tourists looking for the full package. Great beaches, culture, historical sites and of course delicious food makes Turkey a fascinating visit.
The Antalya region at the foot of the Taurus Mountains (commonly known as the Turkish Riviera) is the perfect spot for catching some rays by the Mediterranean Sea or taking a picnic near the Manavgat Waterfall. The charming city of Bodrum has a thriving nightlife scene and bustling bazaars but much of the scenic coastline in this region has an almost ‘untouched’ feel, with plenty of isolated coves, lush mountains and traditional villages to explore. For family fun visit the Bodrum Dedeman Aquapark, the largest water park in Turkey.
The selection of package holidays to Turkey we have on offer at YEZZ Travel suits a range of budgets, meaning there’s surely a perfect holiday for you to be found here!
Turkey Beach Holidays
Turkey boasts sandy stretches of coast with clear, blue waters perfect for taking a dip as well as beautiful bays like Marmaris. There is a beach to suit all, whether you prefer quiet hidden coves, sunbathing on golden sands or bustling seaside shopping hotspots.
Olu Deniz is a popular beach resort and home to the famous Blue Lagoon. The shallow, warm waters and impeccable scenery attract visitors looking for a spot to relax. It’s also a great place to bring the kids for a paddle as there is no fear of strong tides. Watersports are a popular activity with tourists along the Turquoise coast of the Dalaman region and other beaches along the coast of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea including diving and windsurfing.
Food and Drink
Turkish cuisine is globally known as exquisite. Dishes vary across the country but the appetiser Meze and Kofte (Turkish Meatballs) are widely served. In Antalya, the restaurants feature more fish and seafood dishes and in the Dalaman region cuisine originates from traditional Ottoman dishes often using vegetables and anchovies as ingredients. Other popular food includes borek (a flaky pastry stuffed with cheese, meat or potato) and of course the doner kebab.
Historical sites and Activities
Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have all contributed to Turkey’s fascinating past. There are ancient archaeological sites to explore all over Turkey. Hadrian’s gate in Antalya’s old town is a must visit as are the historical ruins of Side, home to the Apollo and Athena Temples and of course The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, an astonishing sight and one of the remaining seven wonders of the world dating back to the Persian Empire.
For the adrenaline junkies out there, Turkey offers plenty of outdoor adventures too. As well as beach based water sports, you can go white water rafting through canyons on the Dalaman river or paraglide over the Olu Deniz beach. Relaxing activities include the thermal baths at Sultaniye, hot springs, and mud baths. Or why not book yourself in for a pampering session with a Turkish Massage!
Flights to Turkey typically take just over 4 hours from London. The local language is Turkish, however, many people speak English in the tourist regions meaning communication and navigation should be easy for English speaking holidaymakers.
The local currency is the Turkish Lira. As always we recommend you shop around in order to get the best exchange deal.