Turkey has become one of the most popular holiday destinations, currently ranked as the eighth most visited destination in the world. Its popularity is increasing rapidly and it is not hard to see why. Few other holiday hotspots have such a breath-taking versatility in what they offer, with rich white sands, outstanding natural beauty, unrivalled ancient history and yet still all the luxurious trappings of modern life you could wish for. Visit Turkey for your 2021 holiday and it will offer enriching memories for the rest of your life.
One of the main attractions of Turkey is its accessibility, with the main tourist hotspots served by individual airports, and the capital city of Istanbul is an adventure in itself. As the only capital city in the world to straddle two continents, Istanbul is a learning experience from the off, taking in the Sea of Marmara, but also offering easy access to the Black Sea to the north. You can take ferries up the Bosphorus and share the waters with fishing boats and commuters as the hustle and bustle of big city life fade away like the coastline.
The best regions to visit in Turkey
But Turkey is about far more than big cities. It is a tourist mecca with the South East of the country offering plentiful coastline and cultural outposts which feature on every ‘must visit’ list going. On the south coast is the Alanya region, which is served by Alanya airport and offers you access to Lara Beach and some of the indulgent luxuries of contemporary holiday resorts. Whilst Side and Antalya are popular beach resorts with plenty of natural history to discover, such as temples and ruins dating back to the 2nd Century BC. Belek is another beach resort and a famous attraction for golf enthusiasts, with ten stunning courses.
On the Eastern coast, the popular Bodrum region looks out on to the stunning Aegean Sea, and offers more traditional resorts for holidaymakers, with a lively nightlife, rich culture and a mixture of relaxation and adventure. Bodrum itself is a play centre for both beach lovers and night time dwellers, whilst Gumbet is more centred around families, with a more relaxed vibe and plenty of attractions and play parks. Altinkum is an all-round favourite with a bit of everything, whilst Kusadasi is very cosmopolitan, perhaps because of its reputation as a stop-off point for cruises, and the versatility in cultures that brings.
Affordable holiday packages in Turkey
Between both Bodrum and Alanya is the Dalaman region. This is also known as the Turquoise Coast and is perhaps the capital of tourism in Turkey. The turquoise name of course describes the visually arresting seas and the beauty is matched by the endless coastline and surrounding mountains. Here you can enjoy Marmaris with its busy nightlife and superclubs, whilst Icmeler is a more relaxed destination for tranquil and romantic holiday breaks. Olu Deniz sums up this area’s identity as a Mediterranean region, offering stable temperatures and amazing scenery.
Turkey really is a holiday destination that mixes the tranquil with the energetic, bringing you headline DJs and endless sandy beaches, along with ancient ruins, UNESCO World Heritage sites, waterfalls, canyons and the best local cuisine you have ever tasted. All this is available in a country renowned for its amazing value and affordability too. So choose Sunmaster for your 2021 holidays abroad and talk to us about Turkey, we can recommend a package for you, with great all-inclusive and self-catering holidays available if you get in touch today.