Are you looking for a land of beauty and contrasts, where you can combine the comfort
and convenience of modern hotels, shops and nightclubs with the chance to explore ancient
ruins and to sample the unique culture? If so, then Turkey is the place for you. From
traditional villages to cosmopolitan cities, Turkey has something to offer everyone.
Evidence of Turkey's rich history can be found throughout the country, with a number of
historical sites and structures to discover throughout its towns and cities. A diverse
landscape offers you the chance to explore pristine beaches, ranging from busy resorts
to secluded coastal areas, green valleys and majestic mountain scenery with a number of
hiking routes for the more adventurous traveller to explore.
Top Turkish attractions
With a history that has been influenced by a number of cultures, Turkey has a wealth of
fascinating historical attractions for you to explore, including Roman aqueducts, the oldest
church in the world, castles that witnessed the crusades and striking Ottoman palaces. If
you are looking for top historical attractions, do not miss the chance to see the well-preserved
Roman ruins of Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Mausolus, located in Bodrum and listed as one of
the seven wonders of the ancient world. Istanbul offers a variety of historical and cultural
attractions, including a number of museums, while sports fans can visit the home of Turkish
Formula One Grand Prix. Having around 5,000 miles of coastline, Turkey's beaches will offer
you the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the warm weather while you gaze out over clear blue
waters, or try one of the many watersport activities on offer.
Where to stay in Turkey
Whatever your taste and budget, Turkey has accommodation for you. Hotels, beach resorts
and villas are available in coastal areas, with popular coastal holiday destinations including
Bodrum, Antalya, offering beautiful beaches and access to a variety of cultural attractions,
and Dalaman which is an ideal destination if you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday
surrounded by a picturesque landscape. Turkish cities will offer you accommodation ranging
from budget guesthouses to boutique hotels, and accommodation in rural villages is also
available if you are looking to explore the Turkish countryside.
Food and drink
Turkey's multicultural history has led to its traditional cuisine incorporating a variety of
wonderful flavours and cooking styles from different cultures, including Mediterranean, Asian
and Middle summern influences. Do not miss the chance to try traditional dishes such as dolma,
kofte, and the original Turkish delight, lokum, or drinks such as Turkish coffee, sweet and
strong, and the aniseed-flavoured alcoholic beverage, raki.