A luxury holiday to Turkey promises culture, sunshine and sleek hotels, no matter which part of the country you choose to explore. If it’s a beach holiday in Turkey you’re after, then the resort towns of Bodrum and Alaçati are awash with dreamy coastlines and watersports, including first-class sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. There’s the scintillating city of Istanbul, whose bazaars and mosques are legendary, while the ancient Greek metropolis and ancient wonder of Ephesus will leave keen historians wide-eyed with intrigue. And Cappadocia with its beguiling rock formations and hot air balloons punctuating the skies makes for an unforgettable trip.
Take to the seas, the skies and the streets on your holiday to Turkey. Cruise the turquoise-blue waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas aboard a wooden motor-schooner or gulet (Turkish yacht), jump in a hot air ballooning and soar over the ‘fairy chimneys’ of Cappadocia and immerse yourself in the banter of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Or slow things down with a relaxing dip in a traditional Turkish hammam or sit back and watch the incredible whirling dervishes.
Turkey Food & Drink
Holiday to Turkey and you’ll soon learn that there’s more to the country’s cuisine than kebabs. Food is at the centre of family and social life with meze-style dining a popular way of sitting down and sharing together – dips, cheese, bread, meat and fish dishes and plenty of vegetarian options. For something sweet it has to be baklava with its thin layers of pastry stuffed with pistachio or walnut. And to drink? Strong black coffee or glasses of çay (tea) sweetened with a lump or two of sugar.
North, south, east and west… no matter where you travel in this country of wonders, you’ll find ancient and cultural sites. Stare in wonder at the ceramics of the Blue Mosque or visit Hagia Sophia, built as a church, used a mosque and now a museum in Istanbul. Take a tour through history at the cemeteries and monuments of Gallipoli, admire the Roman theatres of Anatolia and soak up the stunning beaches of the country’s southwest coast.
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