Turkey is a fascinating country which combines both Eastern and Western ways of life. It is home to sunny coastal resorts, culturally intriguing cities and a wealth of ancient sites. Holidays here are mostly set around the beautiful shores of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.
The Antalya region is a popular choice. Often referred to as the Turkish Riviera, it offers attractive all-round resorts. Golfing is a major pastime, due to the region’s ideal terrain and climate.
Bodrum and Izmir lie along the Aegean Coast and provide the perfect mix of family holidays, buzzing nightlife and sightseeing. The famous Roman ruins at Ephesus are an absolute must for history buffs.
The most astounding coastal areas in the country lie in the Dalaman region, or the Turquoise Coast, as it is known. Its tranquil lagoons are a dazzling blue and are best viewed from above – paragliding is very popular here.
Holidays in Turkey successfully combine all the comforts and facilities of a typical Mediterranean holiday resort with the traditional delights of this exotic country.
Flight time to Turkey: 4 hours 30 minutes
Time difference: +2 hours