Boasting temperatures that hit a steady 30 degrees Celsius in the summer months, Turkey is the perfectlocation if you’re after some real sun at last. Popular with old and young couples as well as families and friends, Turkey is home to the southern resorts of Gumbet, Marmaris, Antalya, Alanya, Belek and Bodrum.
With a long history and a rich culture, sightseeing is plentiful for visitors. From castles to ruins and from museums to cultural festivities, holiday spirit is never low in Turkey. Having such well established resorts, you will never tire of the professionally guided water sports, boat rides and excellent hotel facilities available to you.
Renowned for its nightlife with the best DJs and music from all over the world, this area of Turkey is a haven for dancing, drinking and having a good time. For visitors who prefer a quieter holiday however, there are plenty of hotels and villas tucked away from the night scene and some peaceful sandy beaches great for relaxing during the day.
An endless selection of fabulous restaurants and cafes offer diners locally produced food, wine and traditional Turkish coffee, as well as the usual fast food outlets and Western menus if you fancy some home from home while on holiday.
A landscape as stunning as this corner of Turkey is the icing on the cake when it comes to achieving the perfect holiday. With hills coated in pine trees, bays of rolling white sands and fishermen marinas catering for luscious yachts and wooden rowing boats alike, who honestly can resist a holiday to Turkey this year?
Situated on Turkey’s Aegean coast on the Bodrum peninsular and sitting snugly in a horseshoe cove, Gumbet is a lively resort boasting a kilometre of sandy beach, plenty of adrenaline building water sports and a healthy night life. Staying in one of the many three, four or five star hotels in the area will have any visitor enjoying all the luxuries you would expect when on a lazy holiday. If you go for all inclusive, you will find yourself sipping cocktails by the pool, snacking whenever you fancy and dining in style. If you opt for half board or B&B, you will have the pleasure of choosing from one of the numerous quality cafes, bars and restaurants lining the resort. With the renowned town of Bodrum just a few minutes’ drive away for shopping and culture, and backed by some of nature’s most spectacular pine tree mountains, Gumbet is a great destination choice for all age groups.
With a magnificent 15th century Castle now home to an underwater archaeology museum, a yacht filled marina and the ancient ruins of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Bodrum is popular for holidays in Turkey. If history and culture isn’t enough, then perhaps hiring a boat around the bay, participating in some of the many water sports available or partying the night away in some of the most Western-style nightclubs in Turkey will lure you in. Known for its vibrant night life, great weather and breathtaking scenery, this is a place that has long drawn in families, couples and groups of singles alike.
Taking a Turkish bath, visiting the Marmaris Castle, seeing the Caretta Caretta sea turtles or going on a jeep safari to see some of Mother Earth’s most untouched nature can all be done in Marmaris. And if you’re really active, why not take a boat to Rhodes, the historical Greek island? After all that, you can relax on the soft sands with a cold drink before preparing to sample some of the tastiest food and wine around in the countless restaurants awaiting you.
History and art are very much prevalent in Antalya. With both Ottoman style and Roman architecture lining the city and intricate, winding streets to explore, visitors can enjoy walking through the old city and experiencing Turkey as it used to be. Watching the fishermen at work in the harbour is always fun and if shopping is your thing then there are a whole host of malls and markets offering you souvenirs and fake designer clothes at haggled prices.
Set at the base of the Taurus mountains and featuring some 20 km of endless sandy beaches, Alanya is a great place for soaking in that much needed sun. With water sports galore combined with museums and historical sites dating back to the Hellenistic period, Alanya will provide an action packed holiday for historians, photographers and sun tan seekers alike.
Home to birds, hidden caves and waterfalls, as well as golf courses, an amphitheatre dating back more than 2000 years and some seriously luxurious hotels and resorts, Belek provides visitors with a splendid mix of Turkey’s culture, history and nature. The beautiful beaches are also perfect for relaxing on those lazy days and taking in the glorious views that made this one of Turkey’s number one holiday spots.
If you are looking for a fantastic holiday, then Turkey is a top choice. With resorts close to the airport, great shopping, night life, food and activities, this is a destination not to be missed.