Holidays - Turkey

Intense, loveable, inventive, wondrous and spiritual. If Turkey was as famous celebrity, this is how its fans would describe it. But why depend on descriptions? Take an unforgettable journey to this beautiful Country ! 

Turkey is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace of South-Eastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries : Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles demarcate the boundary between East Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.

Turkey is a vast and varied country boasting incredible landscapes and natural wonders bordered by four different seas. Well known as a great destination for relaxing beach holidays, it also offers many sporting activities, some of the world’s most important ancient monuments, welcoming Turkish hospitality and a delicious and varied national cuisine. So come and holiday in Turkey…

As a large country boasting an incredibly varied landscape that can cater for almost every kind of activity, Turkey has it all ­ from relaxing beach and family holidays soaking up the sunshine, city breaks in historic settings to action-packed activity holidays amid stunning scenery. Explore the array of year-round active pursuits available in Turkey, including white-water rafting, trekking, ballooning, yachting and skiing; as well as a huge variety of other things to experience in Turkey: Turkish baths and spas, nature and wildlife and shopping and nightlife just to name a few !

An Epic History : When you set foot in Turkey, you are following in the wake of some remarkable historical figures. Ottoman sultans used to luxuriate in Ä°stanbul’s Topkapı Palace, surrounded by fawning courtiers, harem members, eunuchs and riches from an empire stretching from Budapest to Baghdad. Centuries earlier, Byzantine Christians cut cave churches into Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys and hid from Islamic armies in underground cities.
Cultural Depth : Of course, Turkey’s current inhabitants are just as memorable. The extroverted Turks have most in common – out of all their varied neighbouring countries, from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria – with their hot-blooded southern European neighbours. They’re also, understandably, proud of their heritage, and full of information (though we can’t vouch for its accuracy) about subjects from kilims (flat-weave rugs) to the 
Aya Sofya’s floating dome. Turkey’s long history has given it a profound depth of culture. 
Landscapes & Activities : The greatest surprise for first-time visitors to Turkey, with its stereotypes of kebaps, carpets and moustachioed hustlers in the bazaar, is the sheer diversity found between its Aegean beaches and eastern mountains. In 
Ä°stanbul, you can cruise – on the Bosphorus as well as through markets and nightclubs – in a Westernised metropolis offering equal parts romance and overcrowded insanity. In holiday spots such as Cappadocia and the southwestern coasts, mix trekking, horse-riding and water sports with meze savouring on a panoramic terrace. Then there are the less-frequented eastern quarters, where honey-coloured outposts overlook the plains of ancient Mesopotamia, and weather-beaten relics add lashings of lyricism to mountain ranges.

It’s hardly surprising Turkey has attracted so many folk over the centuries. Come and discover their legacy for yourself.