A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, one of the world’s greatest cities and scenery from white-sand beaches to soaring mountains. When you set foot in Türkiye (Turkey), you are following in the wake of some remarkable historical figures.
Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Turkey is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia (mostly in the Anatolian peninsula) and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.
It is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan (the exclave of Nakhchivan) and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast.
Turkey is carving a unique niche for itself among holiday makers who seek both beauty and supporting amenities like resorts. The greatest surprise for first-time visitors to Turkey, with its stereotypes of kebaps, carpets and moustachioed hustlers in the bazaar, is the sheer diversity found between its Aegean beaches and eastern mountains.
Aegean coast of Turkey is lined by a succession of modern cities with palm-lined avenues and liberal attitudes, towns with old quarters that are filled with elegant turn of the 20th century neo-classical architecture, and ruins of what were once major powers of the Mediterranean in ancient times; all backed by fertile valleys and hills, sides of which are dotted with picturesque villages and large oliveyards—which help to make Turkey one of the biggest producers of olive oil in the world.
Turkey is also majorly promoting tourism due to which there are various Turkey holiday packages offered where tourists can relax in world class resorts and also revel in the glory of the wonderful surroundings that Turkey has to offer.
Here are the choicest few picks of towns and resorts that we highly recommend to anyone planning a Turkey holiday.
Kemer is on the Gulf of Antalya, 53 km (33 mi) of sea coast with the skirts of the western Taurus Mountains behind. The coast has the typical Mediterranean hot, dry weather and warm sea. Kemer is a seaside resort town in turkey that should be a part of the unforgettable Turkey holiday you want to have.
This little resort town has the perfect scenic backdrop in the form of the Taurus Mountains and provides the holiday makers a feeling of great exhilaration as you witness the pretty town with its narrow meandering streets and ancient buildings which remind you of the days that are long gone.
Taurus or Toros is the name given to several ranges of mountains that are located on the edges of the Anatolian Plateau that itself makes up the bulk of the land mass of Turkey.
Kemer offers great activities right around your resort on your Turkey holiday be it the pebble strewn beaches or the moss covered ground of the woods for a hike there is a great variety of activities to do here that will make your Turkey holiday really worth it.
The major vacation attractions include the Yoruk Park, Ayisigi, Chimera, Cirali, St. Nicholas Church, Ulupinar, Adrasan and Beldibi Inn. The Yoruk Park is set in the steppes theme with people dressed in traditional mountain attires. At the park, you can also treat yourself to some traditional Turkish savories like gozlem and ayran.
Marmaris was a Carian city of which history goes back to the 3500 BC. Its ancient name was Physkos of which antique ruins can be seen at Asartepe (1.7kms north).
A wonder of nature in itself, in this wonderful country, is the town of Marmaris greeting the Aegean, as well as the Mediterranean, on a dreamlike bay.
Choose Marmaris for your holiday if you love to enjoy your evenings partying and then treat yourself to some great wine and food with mornings spent relaxing at the beaches in your resort as this is precisely what Marmaris has to offer to those on a Turkey holiday.
It is on the southern coast of Turkey where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean sea and is known for one of the best night lives in Turkey.
This city is also famous for the wines that it produces which are competing at the international level.
So if great food, wine, the sea and party scene is what you makes your day, include this in your Turkey holiday.
Side was an ancient Greek city in Anatolia, in the region of Pamphylia, in what is now Antalya province, on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. This is a resort that effortlessly combines modern day amenities with an opportunity to witness archaeological ruins of an era altogether different.
This resort is on the sea side with ultra modern facilities to offer so you can explore the ancient remains comfortably.
Yes, this is a highly recommended resort town for your Turkey holiday.
Last but barely the least, Oludeniz competes with the best beaches of the world with its pearly white sand and sky blue water, it’s the perfect resort town for a lazy day to relax and rejoice the fact that you are alive and its so great to be alive.
Oludeniz (official translation name Blue Lagoon, literally Dead Sea; because of being calm even during storms) is a small resort village in the Fethiye district which is in the Mu?la Province the South West coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea to the south and the high, steep sided Babadag Mountain, 14 km (9 mi) south of Fethiye.
The Blue Lagoon Beach here is by far the most famous to be included in every Turkey holiday and it also houses many resorts that cater to the thousands of tourists that flock here for a piece of the Turkey holiday experience.
Apart from lazy days spent on the beach, you can get up the Babadag hill overlooking the coast which has lots of trails that will take weeks to explore. The World Heritage Foundation has classified the mountain among the most important in the world, in urgent need of protection. This is due to the importance of its endemic species.
And the best part is once you get to the top of the hill, you don’t have to hike all the way back down, just take a paraglider and swoop down like a vulture.
I don’t know if you enjoy feeling like a bird, but this Turkey holiday experience is just going to leave you speechless and mindblown and with something to rejoice till the last day of your wonderful existence.
Ready to go?
Our recommended tour make it easy, take the Turkey Explorer package which includes discovering historic cities, extraordinary scenery and Roman ruins, dining in a traditional family home, relaxing on a full-day boat cruise and wine tasting. If you wish, you may call our tour consultants for more information.