Turkey is becoming increasingly popular with British tourists who are considering an alternative to the traditional destinations for a HOT Holiday in the sun.

Part of the appeal of a trip to Turkish soil comes from the fact that the country is split across two continents; offering the unique opportunity to explore both Europe and Asia.

In fact, pay a trip to Turkey’s largest city Istanbul and you could visit both continents in a matter of hours by simply taking a trip across the Bosphorus from one side of the city to the other.

As with many other countries around the Mediterranean, Turkey benefits from impressive weather conditions throughout the year, with warm and sunny summers and mild winters.

Aside from the historical sites that are located across Istanbul, which include the likes of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar, there is a range of other destinations on Turkish soil that you might want to consider.

Further examples of Turkish history are on display in the capital city Ankara but for a lot of people, Turkey is now all about a trip to the coast.

Head for the region around Antalya and you’re sure to enjoy a fun-filled break in an area now known as the Turkish Riviera thanks to its stunning sandy beaches and the upmarket resorts that now line the coast.

It’s a similar story in both Dalaman and Bodrum, where the combination of gorgeous beaches and fun-packed resorts that offer something for the whole family only serves to show why Turkey is now so appealing.

With accommodation ranging from luxurious five star resorts to more cost effective, family friendly hotels and self catering apartments, you’re sure to find something to suit all budgets and tastes.

With all that in mind, it isn’t hard to see where the phrase Turkish Delight comes from…

Please note: Visitors to Turkey will require a Visa, which can be sorted in advance of your trip.

  • Destination Info
  • Currency: Turkish Lira
  • Language: Turkish

Hit the beach

Turkey is home to some of the best beaches on the Mediterranean coast, particularly in the region around Antalya. It isn't regarded as the Turkish Riviera for nothing...

Embrace history and culture

There is plenty of opportunity to examine ancient history during a break to Turkey, with the likes of Perge and Aspendos offering the chance to see what life was like thousands of years ago. More recent history is also on show in places like Bodrum or in Antalya's Old Town.

Retail therapy

There are plenty of opportunities to grab a bargain whilst on Turkish soil, with a range of Grand Bazaars in the main resorts where there are all sorts of treats on offer. Be prepared to haggle if you want to grab the best deal.

Dance until dawn

If you want to enjoy a good night out then fear not, there'll be plenty of opportunity if you head for the likes of Marmaris - with bars and clubs galore where you can party until the early hours

Cruise at sea

The Turkish coast is equally as stunning if viewed from the ocean, and that means a cruise on the ocean is particularly rewarding. You can check out historical sites like the Lycian Tombs near Dalyan or even imagine life as a pirate on the largest pirate ship in Europe.

Fun for all the family

Turkey is home to a number of impressive waterparks that offer fun for all the family, from Aqua Dream and Atlantis in the resort of Marmaris to Adaland near to Kusadasi