Located in the Mediterranean, Turkey sits on two continents, Europe and Asia, and is surrounded by the Black, Aegean and Mediterranean seas.Â
The capital of Istanbul is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, full of history of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. There are countless mosques, palaces and bustling bazaars. The popular beach resorts are on the Mediterranean side. The city of Izmir is the birthplace of Homer. Around here you'll find plenty of hand to rent for accommodation only, good if you prefer independence and are not concerned about going out daily to the market for your shopping
In Istanbul, visit the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia; the Spice Bazaar; the stone statues at Nemrut Dagi; Pamukkale, with its hot thermal springs; try a Turkish Bath and of course, the famous Turkish Coffee - and if that's a bit too strong for you, a piece of Turkish Delight will soften the blow. Stay in a villa or apartment for best value and independent holidays. The other option is the polar opposite of all inclusive holiday resorts like the one operated by Club Med and other similar family focus operators
Historically and architecturally, Turkey is a magnificent country to visit. Holidaying here is a wonderfully rich experience and the people are very friendly. Don't forget that there's skiing here too, with powder snow and much lower prices than the Alpine resorts. In the summers, popular are gullet cruising along the Mediterranean coastline in pristine waters, discovering historical sites, not easily accessible otherwise and fantastic beaches and villages. This is a big country and much more has yet to be opened up in years to come. The combination of superb climate, clean beaches, undiscovered villages, historical sites, exotic food add to the appeal.