Split into 7 different regions, each offering something different, Turkey has something for everyone. Whether its art, history, archaeology, nature or a relaxing beach holiday, you will not be disappointed with Turkey.
There is so much to do in Turkey you will never be bored. From cruises to treks and ballooning to kayaking you will have an action packed holiday. www.turkishadventure.net offers some brilliant packages from activity weeks to paragliding.
If you want a holiday where you can put your feet up or if you have children, there is also plenty to do. Beaches, swimming pools, golf courses, markets, sailing and boat cruises are all popular forms of entertainment. Of course there is also much, much more to do as well.
It is a common misconception that you wouldn’t dream of going to Turkey for its nightlife. However, the range of night – time entertainment is wide and varied from traditional male – dominated birahanes to techno and rave nightclubs. Cicek Pasaj in Beyoglu, Istanbul is likely to be the most lively and varied place for dancing through the night. The top discos have summer locations along the Bosphorus where you can enjoy beautiful views while partying well into the night.
As well as this, Kusadasi is famous for its Bar Street which is full of Irish and British pubs if you prefer somewhere a bit closer to home.
Turkey is ranked among the top 5 countries in the world for its fine cuisine. It’s easy to stick to British food whilst there but for a real taste of Turkey, be brave and venture into the less predictable restaurants. Be warned however that they have different ways of doing things. For example, they believe freshness is key so your food comes out as soon as it’s ready meaning you may get your starters and main meal at the same time. As well as this, it is considered an insult to serve guests piping hot food meaning that it probably won’t be as hot as you’re used to back home.
Where to Stay
Many think that the Aegean Coast is the most beautiful in the whole of Turkey. Home to some of Turkey’s leading beach resorts and with so much history surrounding it, there’s something for everyone in the Aegean Region. This area is full of life with shopping centres, markets, beaches, restaurants and sight – seeing making it perfect for everyone regardless of what kind of holiday you’re after. The South Aegean is particularly popular amongst British tourists.
Those of you who have cash to splash will fall in love with the Turkish Riviera. With long, sandy beaches, world – class golf courses and the highest concentration of 5 – star hotels in the country, you’re going to be surrounded in pure luxury. There are historic sites such as Arikand and coastal towns aplenty meaning there’s something to suit all tastes.
Make sure you visit Ephesus where you can find the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The city is incredibly well – preserved and you can visit the statues, libraries, theatres, markets and temples.
Mount Ararat is truly spectacular with its peak souring over 5165 metres. Its history is fascinating and while there you can also visit Ishak Pasa palace which contains a mosque and a separate men’s and women’s quarters.
To the southwest of Konya is Beysehir Lake which has been described as an undiscovered paradise. Here you will find the summer home of the Selcuk rulers, a castle, mosque and tomb so there is plenty to keep you entertained.
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