Turkey Holidays

Turkey Holidays

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15 Dec 2016

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Overview

Turkish baths, bazaars and Blue Flag beaches are just a handful of the things that make Turkey a great destination for your next beach holiday. Bordered by eight countries and straddling two continents, the diverse country is a mix of sights, sounds and cultural customs, making it the ideal getaway for those looking for more than just sun, sea and sand on their next beach holiday.

From the avant-garde Istanbul, home to Aya Sofya which is often referred to as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, to the ancient city of Perge, the beauty of Turkey lies in the fact that you can tailor-make your trip here with ease.

Visit Byzantine battlegrounds one day, the Roman ruins of Ephesus the next, and why not book in for a traditional Hamman experience while you're at it? You can even use the country as your base to explore the surrounding areas including Olu Deniz where you can take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon; depending on where you stay, you can book boat trips to several of the Greek islands - ideal for amateur explorers.

If you happen to be holidaying with a party animal, Turkey also has plenty to offer in this remit. This Middle East mélange supplies the nightlife to keep them thrilled, with Gumbet, Marmara and Antalya all competing to give you the best night out possible!

Of course, if it is just a break on the beach you're looking for, Turkey holidays cater for that too, with an impressive 258 Blue Flag beaches scattered across the countries beautiful coastline. The resort of Antalya, also known as the Turkish Riviera, boasts over 400 miles of white-sandy beaches close to the smaller resorts of Lara Beach and Belek.

IMPORTANT INFO

Flight times: Around four hours depending on which airports you are travelling to and from.

Time difference: Two hours ahead.

Currency: Lira

From isolated pockets to overpopulated cities, nature reserves to red clay river banks, volcanic sites to stretches of sand, Turkey's landscape can't be pigeonholed and will often differ from town to town. Make sure you always pack a pair of comfy shoes so you can explore your surroundings thoroughly to get the most out of your holiday in Turkey! 2016 holidays are available now!

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Top Hotels

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Top Turkey Hotels

Voyage Belek Golf & Spa

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa

Sarigerme, Dalaman, Turkey

Green Nature Resort And Spa

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Club Turan Prince World

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Majesty Club Tuana Beach Hotel

Fethiye, Dalaman, Turkey

IC Hotels Santai Family Resort

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Kervansaray Hotel Marmaris

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Titanic Beach & Resort Hotel

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Marmaris Palace

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Crystal Admiral Resort

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Pasa Beach Hotel

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Eftalia Holiday Village

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Crystal Green Bay Resort and Spa Bodrum

Guvercinlik, Bodrum, Turkey

Ephesia Beach Club

Kusadasi, Kusadasi Area, Turkey

Ersan Resort & Spa

Bodrum, Bodrum, Turkey

Saray Regency

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Eftalia Aqua Resort

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Lyra Resort Hotel

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Eftalia Splash Resort

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Alize Hotel

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Hotel Pine Valley

Hisaronu, Dalaman, Turkey

Ramada Resort Lara

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Heaven Beach Resort & Spa - Adults Only

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Bodrum Holiday Resort And Spa

Bodrum, Bodrum, Turkey

Vikingen Infinity Resort

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Annabella Diamond Hotel & Spa

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Crystal Waterworld Resort & Spa

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Green Nature Diamond

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Crystal Paraiso Verde Resort & Spa

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Aurum Exclusive Club

Akbuk, Kusadasi Area, Turkey

Turkey Weather

Split into seven different regions, Marmara, Blacksea Coast, Eastern Anatolian, Southeastern Anatolia, Central Anatolia, Mediterranean and Aegean. Turkey’s climate is as diverse as its culture! Each region has a different climate depending on its location from the mountain ranges, seas and oceans.

Marmara, Aegean and the Mediterranean coasts boast Mediterranean climates with long, hot and inviting summers and mild, wet winters. This is why resorts such as Antayla, Alanya, Belek, Bodrum and Gumbet are the more popular sunshine resorts with tourists.

The east of Turkey is mountainous and has a more European climate, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters.

Central Turkey has incredibly hot summers and all year round low rainfall with freezing cold winters. For example the mountainous regions of Malatya see temperatures change from 38ËšC in the summer to dramatically low temperatures of around minus 43ËšC.

For holidays in Turkey, be sure to double check the weather in the resort you’re heading to before you go, so that you pack the most suitable attire for your eastern jaunt!

Climate 3
Jan 14ºC
Climate 3
Feb 15ºC
Climate 4
Mar 18ºC
Climate 5
Apr 21ºC
Climate 2
May 25ºC
Climate 1
Jun 30ºC
Climate 1
Jul 33ºC
Climate 1
Aug 33ºC
Climate 1
Sep 31ºC
Climate 2
Oct 26ºC
Climate 5
Nov 21ºC
Climate 3
Dec 16ºC

Landscape

From isolated pockets to overpopulated cities, nature reserves to red clay river banks, volcanic sites to stretches of sand, Turkey’s landscape can’t be pigeonholed and will often differ from town to town. Make sure you always pack a pair of comfy shoes so you can explore your surroundings thoroughly to get the most out of your Turkey holiday!

Things To Do on Turkey Holidays

Whether you want a relaxing beach break, a good old shop in the spice markets and bustling bazaars, or a history fest, Turkey holidays attract tourists and sun-seekers from every walk of life.

Along the Aegean coastline, you can while away the days sunbathing on feather-soft sands or for something a tad more energetic, take a boat trip to one of the neighbouring Greek islands. With Kos just a short ride away, if you want to mix and match your destinations, this is the perfect way to indulge.

Most coastal resorts in Turkey offer boat trips and catamaran cruises so you can explore this Middle Eastern maze from the water, and as an added bonus, it means you get the opportunity to absorb the Turkish coastline’s natural good looks from afar. At Kekova, there’s even a trip that takes you to see a sunken Roman town that’s settled on the sea-bed – a winner with both history buffs and water babies.

If you are a fan of ancient discoveries, you won’t want to miss out on the Lycian tombs at Myra, the ruined city of Ephesus, and the crusader’s favourite, St Peter’s Castle, which divides Bodrum’s two bays.

Alternatively, if you’re more interested in pampering than times gone past, make sure you experience a traditional Turkish bath. Full of bubbles, suds and steam, you’ll leave feeling squeaky clean, super polished and ready to hit the town. Unleash your lively side at Side with its unbeatable bars and clubs, head to Antalya and experience the Mediterranean’s largest floating nightclub, or keep it traditional with some belly-dancing in Bodrum.

Culture

Mainly Muslim territory, Turkey is open to a variety of different religions owing to its cultural combinations, although if you do want to visit a traditional Turkish mosque it’s always best to wear modest attire and remove your shoes – women are also expected to cover their hair. Turkish will be spoken at most mosques but the majority of locals can speak English and German too.

As a result of Turkey’s close proximity to Greece, the food here is on a par with any of the meals you might experience on a Greek holiday. Mezes of stuffed peppers, vine leaves, kebabs, olives and feta cheese all play their part on the menu, alongside a smattering of aubergine dishes – the Turkish national vegetable. Those with a sweet tooth should look out for the different varieties of Baklava on offer, or if you prefer to end your meal with a strong drink, make sure you sample the local Turkish coffee or the alcoholic aniseed-flavoured Raki. You might want to pack some stretchy pants for your holiday in Turkey

Nightlife

Unleash your lively side at Side with its unbeatable bars and clubs, head to Antalya and experience the Mediterranean's largest floating nightclub, or keep it traditional with some belly-dancing in Bodrum.

Book a Turkey Holiday now!

On the Beach offers cheap flights to Turkey and discount Turkey hotels during the summer, so that you can take the family away for as little as possible. Alternatively, escape the summer rush by escaping to your Turkish paradise during our off-peak holiday months- it's up to you!

Whether you're on a budget, or looking for that luxury break that you have always wanted, On the Beach has the Turkish holiday for you!

Turkey Resorts

Antalya

Antalya

The stunning city of Antalya, located in a bay on Turkey’s southern coast is an incredibly popular holiday destination to thousands of tourists each y … Read more on Antalya Travel Guide

Bodrum

Bodrum

Bodrum is one of the most popular and busiest resorts on Turkey’s Aegean Coast and a true favourite for families and couples travelling on holiday. Si … Read more on Bodrum Travel Guide

Dalaman

Dalaman

Situated in South West Turkey, Dalaman is a beautiful and very popular region for holidays - especially for those seeking an area with lots of differe … Read more on Dalaman Travel Guide