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Turkish baths, kebabs and Blue Flag beaches are just a handful of the things that make Turkey the perfect destination for your next beach holiday. As a grand country bordering two continents, the diversity within makes the country extra special. Indulge in Middle Eastern food whilst enjoying the laid-back Mediterranean way of life. Turkey has everything you need to experience a relaxing yet adventurous holiday in the sunshine, and with a host of romantic hotels, Turkey is a perfect choice for a romantic getaway with your partner. To make it even better, we're now offering deposits from as little as £30pp... so there's never been a better time to let those Turkish daydreams come true!

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Best beaches in Turkey | Best hotels in Turkey | Nightlife in Turkey | Things to eat in Turkey | Culture in Turkey | Things to do in Turkey | What’s the weather like in Turkey? | Important information for Turkey |


Best beaches in Turkey

With shores filled with Blue Flag beaches and tiny coves for tranquil tanning, Turkey’s coastline is a gold mine. In the region of Antalya alone, there are 202 Blue Flag beaches The border of Mulga and Antalya holds the country’s longest beach, Patara, giving plenty of space for uncrowded beach time. Oludeniz lagoon, Side, Alanya and Bodrum peninsula are just some of the more popular resorts, where the sand is smooth and the views are unbeatable.


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Best hotels in Turkey

This destination is well known for its all-singing, all-dancing resorts and family-run boutiques, so it's hard to go wrong when you're choose where to stay in Turkey. From Alanya to Antalya and Kemer to Kusadasi, we've got an incredible range of Turkish hotels. For family fun and incredible All Inclusive offerings, try the five-star Grand Yazici Marmaris Palace or the seaside Club Hotel Falcon.

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Clubbing holidays in Turkey

With a vast variety of resorts to choose from, you’re sure to find a nightlife in Turkey to suit you. For the youngsters seeking the non-stop dancing, Bodrum offers buzzing bars and pumped up parties. Alayna and Marmaris have similar vibes, with plenty going on into the early hours of the morning. If laid-back bars are more your scene, the smaller resorts and villages are where things move a little slower for relaxing evening drinks.


Thinking of going All Inclusive? Take a look at some of our top All Inclusive properties in Turkey here!

Things to eat in Turkey

When I say kebab, I don’t mean the greasy, sloppy, takeaway dish you might find on the streets of the UK. Turkey’s fresh Doner Kebaps are taste sensations that your buds will thank you for. Kofta, mezes and mucver (courgette fritters) are also a great part of the country’s diet, and let’s not forget the delightfully syrupy pastry bites, Baklava. For the caffeine fiends, Turkish coffee is among the best, and for those who prefer their poison a little stronger, Raki is sure to refresh your palette.

Cultural holidays in Turkey

A harmonious mix of Asian and European lifestyle engulfs the populous country. With the East and West borders meeting two separate continents, the country has areas under heavy Middle Eastern influence, Mediterranean influence and some that meet in the middle. The south western coast is filled with welcoming resorts and friendly locals ready for any visitors seeking a laid-back beachy break.

Things to do in Turkey

Take a Turkish bath

Holidays are relaxing, especially in Turkey, but make sure you truly unwind in a traditional way with a Turkish bath (Hammam). This cleansing treatment is similar to spending time in a sauna, typically detoxing in a hot room, then either plunging into or being splashed with cold water. After this process, bathers can receive a massage or chill out in a cooler room, leaving you feeling rejuvenated in the true Turkish style.

Visit the Turkish old towns

Tiled streets, cobbled paths and market squares. Quaint bars, garden seated restaurants and charming shops. These qualities are what attracts us to towns, wherever we go, and Turkey is a destination that does old towns oh so well. Marvel in the ancient ruins in Side or wonder at the Ottoman houses and stone tower in Kaleici. Where there’s a harbour, there’s fresh fish, so look for a nearby restaurant to try some delightful local seafood.

Go chasing waterfalls

Take a step back from the beaches and the resort centres, and experience Turkey’s lush greenery. The Kursunlu, Manavgat and Duden Waterfalls offer a glimpse of the region’s wonderful nature, with Kursunlu being set amongst pine trees and connecting seven ponds. Manavgat is the most popular waterfall and has the options of boat rides and entertainment available to make the most of the visit. The Upper Duden Waterfall is a picturesque sight with the lush greenery surrounding it. As for the Lower Duden waterfall, this is a more sublime vision, engulfed in water clouds and with a height that makes it best viewed out at sea.

Island hop around Gocek

Take a break from the mainland and discover the 12 beautiful islands of Göcek. The town, located between Dalaman and Fethiye, offers plenty of boat trips where you can explore the beautiful bays of the luscious, unspoiled islands. Apart from being an exciting adventure, it is a chance to dip into the clear waters and some boat trips even include snorkelling for experiencing the beauty of the underwater life.

What's the weather like in Turkey?

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. The southern and western coasts offer long, hot summers with plenty of sunshine, which is why they are so popular with holidaymakers worldwide.

Month

Average temp.

Sea temp.

Hours of sunshine per day

Jan14 °c19 °c5 h
Feb15 °c19 °c7 h
Mar18 °c16 °c7 h
Apr21 °c17 °c9 h
May25 °c19 °c11 h
Jun30 °c22 °c12 h
Jul33 °c22 °c13 h
Aug33 °c23 °c12 h
Sep31 °c23 °c11 h
Oct26 °c23 °c9 h
Nov21 °c22 °c7 h
Dec16 °c22 °c5 h

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Important Information about travelling to Turkey

How long does it take to fly to Turkey?

It takes about four and a half hours to fly to Turkey from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Turkey?

Turkey is two hours ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Turkey?

The official currency of Turkey is the Turkish lira.

What language do they speak in Turkey?

The official language spoken in Turkey is Turkish.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Turkey?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Do I need a visa to visit Turkey?

British tourists no longer need a visa to visit Turkey.

Is Turkey safe?

The landscapes of Turkey are incredibly vast and there is only a small area of the country close to the border of Syria, which tourists are advised against travelling to.

What about the beach resorts?

As Turkey’s beautiful beach resorts are hundreds of miles from these areas, the government advise that it is safe for British tourists to holiday here.

What does this mean for holidaymakers?

As with all trips abroad, they advise that holidaymakers should keep their wits about them whilst they’re away. Each year British tourists make 2.3 million visits to turkey, with the large majority being trouble free. So you can sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeous sunshine.


Customer reviews

Turkey is a top year-round destination and we love sending happy customers there every year. Here’s what they thought of their experience booking with us:

Gary Kneale:


Would recommend and will be booking with them again great holiday great hotel


Adam Nichols:


Everything was so straight forward and great value for money. This was without doubt the best holiday we have ever had.


Venugopal Namala:


Everything was so perfect we had a great experience and kids loved it. We are certainly going to do this again


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Top Turkey Hotels

Vikingen Infinity Resort

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Aska Lara Resort & Spa

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

IC Hotels Green Palace

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Titanic Beach Lara

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Granada Luxury Belek Hotel

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Grand Yazici Marmaris Palace

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Long Beach Resort

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Aquasis Deluxe Resort & Spa

Altinkum, Altinkum Area, Turkey

The Land of Legends

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Limak Lara Hotel

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Emre Beach Hotel & Emre Annexe

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Eftalia Holiday Village

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Green Nature Resort And Spa

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Lyra Resort Hotel

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Hillside Beach Club

Fethiye, Dalaman, Turkey

Mukarnas Spa & Resort Hotel

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

IC Hotels Santai Family Resort

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Voyage Belek Golf & Spa

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Club Aqua Plaza

Okurcalar, Antalya, Turkey

Maxx Royal Belek Golf & Spa

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Orka Sunlife Resort And Spa

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Lumos Deluxe Resort Hotel and Spa

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Dream World Aqua Hotel

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Granada Luxury Beach

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Grand Pasa Hotel

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Club Turan Prince World

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Ark Suite Hotel

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Delphin BE GRAND Resort

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Kamelya Holiday Village

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Eftalia Splash Resort

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Turkey Resorts

Antalya

Antalya

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Bodrum

Bodrum

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Dalaman

Dalaman

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