Five Reasons to Visit Turkey this Year


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Searching for that perfect summer holiday destination this year, why not book a relaxing trip away to Turkey? As one of the most popular holiday destinations of 2018, Turkey is a fabulous place for couples, families and friends looking for guaranteed sunshine and lovely beach views. If you are still not convinced, here are my five main reasons to go to Turkey this year.

Family Friendly Resorts

Travelling with children can be challenging, however, look no further. The Mark Warner Phokaia Beach Resort has all the answers you need for a stress-free family holiday this summer. With childcare options for children of the ages 4 months to 17 years, you have the freedom to explore Turkey or relax by the pool childfree! The resort has qualified nannies onsite there to lend you a helping hand.

Venture out with the Mark Warner resort to the nearby town of Foça where you can enjoy a romantic meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants. What more could you ask for on a family vacation?

Fun Activities

If you are seeking a holiday that offers a little more than just sun, sand and sea, Turkey has an array of exciting activities on offer for all to get involved in. Cycle through the local mountains and quaint towns during a mountain biking excursion with a group of friends or play a round of tennis in the morning sun. If you prefer water sports, hit the beach where you can get involved in diving, stand up padding, boat tours and much more. No matter your preference, there is something suited to everyone.

For something a little different during your sun holiday to Turkey, book in for a spectacular hot air balloon adventure. Soar above the towns below as you catch an up close and personal glimpse of the sunset. This is a wonderful activity, especially suited for couples visiting Turkey for a honeymoon or anniversary.

Turkish Cuisine

One of Turkeys greatest assets is their delectable cuisine. In the summer time, typical Turkish cuisine consists of fried vegetables such as eggplant, peppers and potatoes, served with yoghurt or tomato sauce.

Their cuisine is often described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern, European and Balkan cuisines. So, make the most of your trip and tantalise those taste buds with some of the finest food in the world.

Historical Sites

There is an array of interesting historical site throughout Turkey which are worthwhile visiting. Undoubtedly, Istanbul the capital of Turkey offers some of the most stunning ancient sites and historical places around.

If you are lucky enough to be visiting here, put some time aside to explore the UNESCO World Heritage collection. This is a great way to explore all that Turkey has to offer and to learn all about some of the most prominent landmarks and buildings.

There is the spectacular Saklikent Gorge, the second largest gorge in Europe. A fantastic day out for those who have older children looking to keep them occupied during a sun holiday in Turkey.

Sun, Sand and Sea

For those who are simply looking to relax and soak up some much-needed sunshine, there are a variety of beautiful beaches spread around Turkey. With long golden sandy edges by pine-covered hills, you are sure to feel like you are in paradise.

Tan in the early hours and appreciate a chilled lunch on the water’s edge at one of the local beach bars. If you are lucky enough, you may even spot some turtles nesting nearby!