Iconic cities and magical coastal scenery

Ancient ruins, glorious beaches and vibrant centres – Turkey’s coastal resorts make for charming summer holidays. Relax on golden sands, barter for a bargain in one of many buzzing bazaars or wander in the shadows of ancient monuments such as Side’s Temple of Apollo. Away from the beach, Istanbul is one of the world’s great cities with its minaret-studded skyline and views over the Bosphorus Strait, while Cappadocia is an otherworldly landscape of cave towns and rock-cut churches.

  • The refreshing azure waters of the Aegean Sea are wonderful for diving, snorkelling or simply cooling off from the sunshine
  • Ancient monuments – the Temple of Apollo, Troy, Ephesus and Bodrum’s medieval castle
  • Barefoot indulgence in the exclusive resort of Fethiye on the Turquoise Coast
  • Stylish Gulet cruises on board a converted traditional Turkish fishing boat, around the Aegean coast
  • Bustling bazaars vending leather goods, cottons, spices and souvenirs.

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Time difference:

GMT + 2 hours

Capital:

Ankara

Currency:

Turkish Lira

Flying time to destination:

4-4½ hours depending on destination.

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