Natural landscapes and turquoise blue waters
Whether you are looking for beautiful beaches offering turquoise blue waters, or are keen to investigate the country’s colourful heritage Turkey is sure not to disappoint.
Spanning two continents, Asia and Europe, Turkey had a rich cultural diversity. Add an amazing natural landscape into the mix and the result is a range of holiday options which are certain not to disappoint even the most accomplished of travellers. You could choose to head off to one of the many beach resorts, which include: Antalya, Belek, Bodrum, Dalaman, Fethiye or Icmeler to name but a few, sample a gullet cruise, hire a private yacht or even consider improving your golfing handicap – many of the courses are ranked as world class. If you want to see more of the country’s history and architecture, why not visit the ancient city of Istanbul with its colourful bazaars, elaborate mosques, amazing architecture, great food and a wonderful choice of hotels.
Flying Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
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We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
The coastal regions of Turkey experience hot dry summers and cool wet winters. June to September are the hottest months with average temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. Rain is minimal during this period. January is the coolest month with an average of 10 degrees. November to January can be wet with average rainfall of 200 mm and 15 to 20 days of rain per each of these months.
One of the longest stretches of sandy beach in the Mediterranean. The beach forms part of a national park and, apart from swimming and relaxing in the sun, visitors may be lucky enough to catch sight of the wonderful birdlife in the area. It’s also home and breeding ground for the endangered loggerhead turtle, and because of that, it’s been declared “off limits” to developers. It’s perfect for a relaxing day…there’s no water sports and there’s only one café.
Aspendos Theatre is one of the best preserved Roman theatres in the country, it can seat up to 20,000 spectators. Records show that it dates back to 155 AD and was originally built as a gift to the Emperor and to the Gods. Tours can be arranged with local expert guides.
Hagia Sophia Istanbul
Hagia Sophia is a stunning architectural construction which has been important for both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It was originally built in the 6th century AD as a church before becoming a mosque and it is now a museum. Inside the building there are artefacts dating back to the 5th century BC.
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