Holidays in Turkey – for budget conscious travellers
Holidays in Turkey offer visitors a truly enlightening experience to explore the countries' multicultural traditions while keeping within their budget. The country's population is a mixture of people from different ethnic backgrounds and is home to the most archaeological sites in the world, as well as amazing beaches.
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Travel highlights of Turkey
Visitors deciding to spend their holidays in Turkey, will experience the beauty of eastern culture harmonizing with the west. Istanbul is the only city in the world that is positioned on two continents (Europe & Asia) – this on its own is a wonder. There is so much to do in this beautiful country, and you could easily spend a few weeks travelling from town to town, having a city break in metropolitan cities such as Ankara or Istanbul, and exploring the breath-taking countryside of Amasya, and of course, the magnificent coasts of Antalya.
Another highlight are the beautiful Turkish beaches of course. No matter if you are going to one of the many beach resorts along the coast, or prefer a different type of hotel. Turkey offers amazing beach destinations like Bodrum, Side or Alanya. But even if you go on a city break to a metropolis like Antalya, scenic beaches are always nearby in Turkey.
Shopping for less in Turkey
Turkey is a shopper's paradise with the city of Istanbul housing one of the world's largest and oldest covered markets. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is spread over 61 streets and is home to more than 3000 shops – which attract visitors looking to shop for spices, rugs, mosaic art, ornaments, and much more. Stall owners do not generally list prices on their items and shoppers should be prepared to haggle their way in order to get the best value for items purchased. For travellers who are coming to explore the shopping scene in Turkey and looking for a good bargain, then this colourful market is the place to visit.
Holidays in Turkey: The Food
Holidays in Turkey are centred around food, as food forms a large part of the culture. People from across the globe make their way to this culinary-rich country to sample the delicious food that Turkey has to offer. During your Turkish escape, visitors will be captivated by the array of restaurants and eateries that make up the core of most streets. As you stroll along the pavement, your senses will be awoken by the infusion of aromas and food-vendors inviting pedestrians to come sample the different foods they have to offer. The food is authentic and rich in flavour, without compromising on price.
Top 10 things to do in Turkey
- Hagia Sophia
- Cappadocia tour with sunrise on hot air balloon
- Topkapi Palace
- Visit Ephesus
- Mount Nemrut
- Bosphorus cruise to Princes’ Islands
- Pamukkale water terraces
- Basilica Cistern
- Turkish Bath
Best time to visit Turkey
When looking for the best time to visit Turkey to get the best of it all, visiting over the spring and autumn seasons is a wonderful option as holiday-makers are bound to enjoy warm days and almost no rain.
Holidays in Turkey: travel tips
- See Turkey beyond Istanbul
- Use public transport to navigate the cities
- Pack comfortable walking shoes
- Be vigilant to avoid scams
- Always bargain for the best price
- Take in every moment