Straddling the continents of Europe and Asia, the nation of Turkey is a magical destination ideal for a luxury escape. Due to its location, holidays to Turkey offer a treasure trove of experiences that thrill, excite and enchant in equal measure. As well as being blessed with superb weather, this spellbinding country is teeming with history, providing visitors with a wealth of culture and heritage to immerse themselves in. Travellers will also be captivated by Turkey’s incredible natural beauty, with verdant forests, towering peaks and pristine beaches all waiting to be discovered. Additionally, this country is home to a choice of welcoming resorts, with Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya (situated on the Turkish Riviera/Turquoise Coast) among some of the most popular destinations for beach holidays. All offer a variety of luxury hotels and the opportunity to discovery the many delights that await during magical Turkey holidays.
From indulgent spa days and beach relaxation, to discovering historic landmarks and thrilling water
sports - holidays to Turkey have activities to excite every type of traveller.
For those craving a laid-back escape, the sandy beaches and luxury resorts along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts will be ideal havens. Spend your days stretched out on a sun lounger beneath clear blue skies on one of the country's many Blue Flag beaches or seek out the sanctuary of the spa for a few hours of blissful pampering.
These coastal regions are also perfect for the more adventurous traveller, with plenty of water sports activities to enjoy, including snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and jet skiing.
Back on shore there are opportunities for exploring the mountainous landscapes a little further inland. Maybe head out on foot following one of the picturesque hiking trails, or how about taking to the sky in a hot air balloon?
If culture is more your thing, then you’re in luck, as Turkey’s unique history has seen groups including the Persians, Phrygians, Christians and Lycians leave their mark on this fascinating nation. This means there is a wonderful array of historical landmarks, archaeological attractions and ancient ruins to discover, including 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Turkey’s tradition and heritage is also evident in the wares on sale in the bustling bazaars, as well as in the rich flavours of the country’s culinary delicacies.
Turkey also has plenty to offer families, with endless child-friendly attractions and a good choice of luxury resorts serving up children’s club and water parks.
Couples are also well catered for with options for relaxing adult-only Turkey holidays, while groups of friends will find a choice of destinations offering vibrant nightlife, along with chilled-out bars and superb restaurants.
Due to its location, the weather in Turkey is varied, with the best time to visit dependent on where
you plan to stay and what you plan to do during your holiday.
Overall, summers in Turkey are warm, with the popular Mediterranean and Aegean coastal regions great spots for beach holidays during this time. Temperatures around the Mediterranean coast in August average around the high 20s, while those in the Aegean coast are similar, with it not unknown for the mercury to reach the early 40s in both.
Winters in Turkey are also varied; however, both the Mediterranean and Aegean regions see mild to warm weather with only the occasional shower.