Turkey is one of the world’s oldest inhabited countries, making it a fascinating place for a holiday. It’s a transcontinental country, straddling both Europeand Asiaacross the Bosphorus River and has seen the rise and fall of great empires and kingdoms. In Turkey, east meets west in a spectacular fusion of ancient customs and traditions that rub shoulders with modern technology.
This vast and beautiful country is blessed with a temperate climate. It boasts an extensive coastline full of exquisite sandy beaches fringing sparkling blue sea. The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for friendliness and hospitality; they welcome visitors with open arms. Markets laden with a wide assortment of gifts and crafts abound, the cuisine is excellent, and the nightlife is legendary.
Why travel to Turkey
The beach resorts of Bodrum, Antalya, Marmaris, Alanya and Kusadasi are magnificent.
Its many archaeological sites map the country’s long and fascinating history.
Turkey holidays are as diverse as the landscape, which includes mountains for skiing and hiking to beaches offering a variety of water sports.
Visit Turkey to see magical, otherworldly sites like Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys.
It’s home to one of the world’s most impressive religious buildings, the Hagia Sofia.
You haven’t lived until you’ve sampled traditional baklava!
Turkey has a broad appeal for everybody – from sun worshippers to those who seek history and culture. Which is why Turkey holiday packages are so popular for honeymoons, family trips and solo adventures. Let Thompsons Holidays put together the perfect Turkey tour package for you. You won’t be disappointed.
Travel to Turkey to discover diverse landscapes and explore ancient sites like the fairytale chimneys of Cappadocia. Visit Turkish hammams, postcard-pretty seaside resorts with glorious white sand beaches, bustling bazaars and markets offering fresh produce and hand-crafted delights, walled towns, religious attractions and more. These are just some of the delightful tourist attractions awaiting you in Turkey.
Aside from all these incredible places to visit in Turkey, there are so many things to do. From paragliding off Babadag Mountain to drinking Ayran (made of yoghurt, water and salt) and posting a picture of yourself in the Trojan Horse. There’s also sampling stunning dishes all over the country, including the famous Turkish delight while sipping traditional Turkish coffee.
Things to do in Turkey
Cruise the Bosphorus River to see Istanbul from a different perspective.
Visit ancient Ephesus in the Aegean resort of Kusadasi.
Explore Hierapolis with its historic thermal bath and Necropolis.
Go clubbing and bar hopping in beautiful Bodrum.
Take a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia to see volcanic valleys and caves.
Enjoy sunbathing on Cleopatra Island on a day trip from Marmaris.
Discover the Topkapi Palace, St Sophia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
See the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa in Hierapolis.
Visit the incredible Sumela Monastery with its dazzling frescoes.
Photograph broken remnants of mammoth statues on Mount Nemrut.
Sit in the Roman theatre of Aspendos near Antalya.
Take a yacht cruise along the spectacular Turquoise Coast.
View the extraordinary mosaic collection in the Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum.
Go shopping in Istanbul’s famous, chaotic Grand Bazaar.
Whether you’re keen to explore mystical Istanbul with its Ottoman splendours, enjoy a resort holiday on the Aegean coast, discover ancient sites and civilisations or just embrace all that makes Turkey such a unique and exciting destination, we can organise it for you. Let Thompsons Holidays put together the ultimate Turkeyholiday, whether you’re planning to take the family, friends, your partner or yourself.
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