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Turkey Holidays

Turkey Holidays

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Please note that as of March 2nd 2020 British tourists will no longer be required to obtain a visa to visit Turkey. For anyone planning to travel to Turkey prior to this date, will still be required and can be obtained online through the Turkish Government website.

For more information please see (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey)

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 £20pp... so there's never been a better time to let those Turkish daydreams come true!

Beaches
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.

Food & Drink
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.

Culture
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.

Nightlife
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.

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.

Important Information
Flight Time: Approximately 4hr 30
Time Difference: GMT +2
Currency: Turkish Lira
Official Language: Turkish

Visa and Entry Information
Passport Requirements: All passports must have 6 months validity from the return date of travel, two clear pages inside, and a valid return ticket.

Visa Requirements: Please note that as of March 2nd 2020 British tourists will no longer be required to obtain a visa to visit Turkey. For anyone planning to travel to Turkey prior to this date, will still be required and can be obtained online through the Turkish Government website. For more information please see (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey).


On the Beach have exclusive flights to Turkey with Freebird Airlines. Learn more about Freebird Airlines here!

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

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Top Turkey Hotels

Parkim Ayaz Hotel

Gumbet, Bodrum, Turkey

Sherwood Exclusive Kemer

Kemer, Antalya, Turkey

Gloria Golf Resort

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Crystal Tat Beach Golf Resort And Spa

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Avena Resort & Spa Hotel

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Emre Beach Hotel & Emre Annexe

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Dream World Aqua Hotel

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Miray Hotel

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Grand Kaptan Hotel

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Eftalia Splash Resort

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Club Resort Atlantis

Seferihisar, Izmir Area, Turkey

Remer Hotel

Calis, Dalaman, Turkey

Lyra Resort Hotel

Side, Antalya, Turkey

Ramada Resort Lara

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Aquasis Deluxe Resort & Spa

Altinkum, Bodrum, Turkey

Sui Resort Hotel

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Innvista Hotels Belek

Belek, Antalya, Turkey

Palm Beach

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Limak Limra Hotel & Resort

Kemer, Antalya, Turkey

Kurt Apartments

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Green Beach Resort

Gundogan, Bodrum, Turkey

Didim Beach Resort Aqua and Thalasso

Altinkum, Bodrum, Turkey

Idas Park (ex Verde Hotel)

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Hillside Beach Club

Fethiye, Dalaman, Turkey

Grand Villa Sol Apart

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Delphin BE GRAND Resort

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Tuntas Beach Hotel Altinkum

Altinkum, Bodrum, Turkey

Club Aqua Plaza

Okurcalar, Antalya, Turkey

Eftalia Ocean

Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Grand Yazici Marmaris Palace

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Turkey Weather

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.
Jan 14ºC
Feb 15ºC
Mar 18ºC
Apr 21ºC
May 25ºC
Jun 30ºC
Jul 33ºC
Aug 33ºC
Sep 31ºC
Oct 26ºC
Nov 21ºC
Dec 16ºC

Things To Do on Turkey Holidays

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 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.

Antalya’s 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 hopping around Göcek
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.

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 holiday destination with an ever-growing popularity, Antalya has the perfect combination of lush nature, dazzling beaches and exciting activities.…

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

The shimmering south-west coast of Turkey boasts incredibly scenic views, tranquil deep blue waters and gorgeous vibrant greenery – these unbeatable l…

Read more on Dalaman Travel Guide