The jewel of the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey is one of our top holiday destinations for this year and it’s not hard to see why. With great weather, crystal clear waters, a fascinating history and mesmerising culture, Turkey has something for everyone. From a weekend city break to the cultural capital of the world, Istanbul to action packed family beach holidays keep reading to find out our top reasons to go to Turkey this year.
With over 8,000 km of coastline boarding blue waters, Turkey’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean making it the ideal destination for those looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday at the beach. Turkey’s coastline also lends itself perfectly to families looking for plenty of things to do with companies like Mark Warner offering fun family holidays to Turkey with free waters sports and activities included.
If you love history, Turkey has over 4000 years of history just waiting to be explored. From bronze age settlements to the grand mosques of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s history is prominent throughout the country in its many ruins. Perhaps the most famous of Turkeys ruins, the ancient city of Ephesus is a must-see for history buffs. Built in the 10h century BC the city is best known for the Temple of Artemis one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Other historical sites of interest include the historic areas of Istanbul and the Archaeological Site of Troy.
If you are looking for guaranteed sunshine while on holiday, then Turkey is the place for you. With 14hours of sunshine throughout the summer months and highs of 35 degrees, Turkey is a superb summer holiday destination. As well as warm land temperatures, with average sea temperatures of 25 degrees in the summer months, kids and adults alike can splash around in the warm waters all holiday long.