Turkey has it all: incredible beaches, stunning scenery, a rich heritage, great food and luxury accommodation, with fantastic value for money.
Turkey is Leading Summer Destination
Turkey attracts many repeat visitors, captivating those that travel to this beautiful and fascinating country and drawing them back year after year.
In fact, Turkey is one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world, according to the country’s official tourism figures.
What’s more, last year, the country’s resorts and destinations netted a large proportion of the first-place prizes at the World Travel Awards, securing 15 out of the 72 awards.
Three times larger than Great Britain, Turkey offers visitors a diverse range of holiday options in resorts around its coast.
However, if it’s luxury you’re after, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in the southwest in the districts of Bodrum and Antalya.
The district of Bodrum in Aegean Turkey is home to many picturesque bays, while the attractive port city stands beneath an impressive 15thcentury castle.
If you love bustling bazaars and exceptional shopping opportunities, you’ll have a great day out in the city. You can also enjoy discovering its rich and varied history, which was known as Halicarnassus of Caria and was the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Tomb of Mausolus, built around 350 BC.
The area’s historical centres of Ephesus, Pamukkale and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hierapolis are day-trip destinations that aren’t to be missed.
The best accommodation in the area can be found in the pine-covered hills around the peninsula’s turquoise bays and pebbly beaches, which are favoured by lovers of water sports and relaxation in equal measure.
Amongst the best all-inclusive resorts in the area is Club Med Bodrum Palmiye, where you can stay in a bungalow set amongst hibiscus, laurel and olive trees.
Antalya is a stunning combination of mountain scenery, sparkling Mediterranean Sea and pine forest. Home to miles of exceptional beaches with shallow waters, the area is popular with couples and a good choice for families with children.
Meanwhile, the historic centre of Kaleici, Hadriana’s Gate, the Roman ruins at Perge and the ancient theatre of Aspendos are fascinating daytrip destinations.
The Belek region is famously home to nesting sea turtles as well as being a major destination for four and five star hotels and prime golf courses, making is a great place for a luxury break.
The resort of Kemer, nestled beneath the imposing Taurus Mountains, is also a sound choice, especially for anyone looking to combine a beach break with some time in Istanbul.
All inclusive holidays to Turkey are a great choice for holidays in Antalya, with accommodation options that include bungalows, superior hotel rooms and suites.
But whichever luxury resort you go for, you’ll be glad you tried Turkey!
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