Turkey Holidays

With a mezze of Middle Eastern warmth and Mediterranean zest, Turkey’s vibrant land and turquoise waters enjoy a majestic world of their own.

Turkey is a land of ancient stories, magnificent palaces and stunning natural beauty. From the blue flag sandy beaches of the Turquoise Coast and imposing mountains to the world’s most spectacular mosques and bustling bazaars, the east meets west magic sweeps everyone off their feet. Enjoy the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the majestic vistas of the Bosporus strait, or the hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia, before sinking into a luxurious Turkish bath and relishing mouth-watering feasts.

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Regions in Turkey

Popular Resorts in Turkey

General information
Time Difference

Time zones difference between Turkey and the UK is +2 hours.

Currency

Turkish lira. with the banknotes (TL) worth 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 liras available in circulation.

Currency can be changed at currency exchange offices, banks, as well as at the post office. In the resort areas both Visa and Mastercard cards and euro in cash are accepted for payment.

When exchanging money, please note that currency exchange offices may charge a commission for each transaction. There should be an announcement about this.

Banks are open from 8.30 to 17.00 (lunch breaks from 12.00 to 13.30), except Saturday and Sunday.

Top 5 Things To Do
Marmaris - Coast To Coast

Hire a yacht and go on a sailing expedition from Marmaris harbour that travels east along the wooded coast to Fethiye or Göcek or set sail for the Greek islands of the Dodecanese to get a slice of Mediterranean life!

Belek - Feel Like A Kid!

At Land of the Legends, a stunning resort hotel that includes a five-star hotel, a water park, four fine-dining restaurants, and a theme park. Stay in a room that looks like something out of a cartoon and has all the bells and whistles of a modern hotel, including a 3D television and a PlayStation. The theme park also offers day admission for those not staying at the hotel, so you won't miss out!

Alanya - Be A King At The Alanya Castle

Discover the old walls of the castle and learn about its history since the time of the ancient Greeks while exploring the narrow streets with red-roofed Ottoman-era homes and historical buildings! Climb the winding lanes to the Ic Kale (the castle's inner fortress) to see the older Seljuk and Byzantine ruins and be rewarded with breath-taking views of the sea and the Taurus Mountains!

Istanbul - Splurge At The Grand Bazaar

Imagine strolling through one of the world's oldest and largest covered bazaars and becoming captivated by all the souvenirs available. A labyrinth of over 4,000 shops selling everything from exotic spices to mesmerising Turkish carpets.This bustling market has been around since the 15th century and is steeped in history and culture. If you're looking for an adventure, the Grand Bazaar is definitely worth a visit—just make sure you have a map handy!

Oludeniz - Unveiling The Hidden Treasure

Be allured by the turquoise and azure tones of the water and feel the soft sand of this lagoon on Turkey's southern coast, a slice of paradise on earth. Its crystal-clear turquoise water are so inviting that you’ll be tempted to jump right in! Surrounded by stunning greenery and towering mountains, this natural wonder is like a postcard come to life. It’s the perfect spot to relax, soak up some sun, and indulge in some water sports.

Weather

The climate of the country isn’t the same in different regions and varies depending on the location. In winter the tourists prefer to enjoy the views of charming Istanbul with its magnificent mosques and relax at the ski resorts. The beach season on the sunny coast of Turkey lasts from April to November, with the temperature staying at about 30°C during the summer.

MonthTemperature (average), °С
January16
February18
March20
April22
May24
June26
July25
August28
September24
October20
November18
December16