Holidays In Turkey
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Would you like a relaxing holiday with beautiful sandy beaches mixed with culture and amazing historical sites? Maybe you fancy doing something different like paragliding along the Mediterranean coast, rafting, sailing, diving or even mountain bike riding. Whatever it is that you are looking for, Holidays In Turkey are sure not to disappoint you.
Ankara is the capital of Turkey and is situated right in the centre. Ankara is famous for lots of things but perhaps mostly for the flora and fauna of the local area from Angora goats, cats, rabbits and even muscat grapes. Steeped in history, there are so many archaeological sites to visit you'll be hard pressed to get bored with a holiday in Turkey. If you really want to get the most out of your visit then make sure you buy a guide book before you arrive so you can plan your days to get the most out of the city.
As a Muslim country, there are plenty of mosques in Turkey and if you plan on visiting one make sure you take off your shoes before entering. Even if it's hot, ladies will still be expected to cover their heads, shoulders and bare legs but if you're not dressed properly, most mosques will have something to lend you free of charge.
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is where east meets west. Part of the city is in Europe and other part is in Asia, both separated by the Bosphorus river. Travelling from east to west over the river is simple – public ferries and water taxis are frequent and not too expensive.
The two main bazaars in Istanbul are the Grand Bazaar, where you can haggle hard for all your souvenirs, clothing and leather goods, carpets and handbags, and the Egyptian Bazaar is the place to buy such delicacies as Turkish Delight, nuts, spices, honeycomb, coffee beans, etc.
This city is home to the Dolmabahce Palace, an impressive building with a breathtaking interior, crystal staircase, alabaster baths and a crystal chandelier weighing over 4 tons.
Located on the north east shore of the Golden Horn (natural harbour) is the Miniaturk. This popular attraction comprises 105 of Turkey’s most famous sights, all recreated in miniature. The detail is amazing and this is one attraction that should not be missed. If you have time, visit the mosques, other religious sites and museums.
The third largest city in Turkey is Izmir – a mixture of a holiday resort, commercial centre and busy port. The Madra Mountains form the perfect backdrop for the city and stunning views of the bay can be seen from the top of the hill at Halil Rifat Pasa. In the evening, treat yourself to a ride in a horse-drawn carriage along the tree lined promenades, or just stroll and soak up the atmosphere.
The warm blue Mediterranean sea, grey-white sandy bays and coves, crystal clear lagoon and a view of the Taurus mountains, make the town of Oludeniz one of the best holiday locations. And approximately 70km further round the coast is Kalkan, a quiet, small, unspoiled resort with good bars and restaurants.
Bodrum is a favourite for those seeking holidays in Turkey. Located on the South Aegean sea, the town is home to some of the best seafood restaurants.
The cave of Damlatas is not too far away from the Mediterranean coastal resort of Alanya. Wonder at the 15,000 year old stalactites and stalagmites, then climb up to the 13th century medieval castle and enjoy the views over the sea.
Many of the hotels in the tourist town of Belek have their own private beaches. White water rafting, scuba diving and golf are all available in the vicinity, and the Kursunlu Waterfall is home to over 100 species of birds.
Near to Dalyan, loggerhead turtles in their natural habitat, or the wetlands with birds and wildlife, thermal springs and mudbaths are all to be seen at the Iztuzu beach.
The busy town of Marmaris is situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbours where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean. This is an excellent place to enjoy a variety of water sports, or stroll through the local markets to buy your fake designer goods or haggle for that Turkish carpet. A horse safari is a wonderful way to for novices or experienced riders to see the countryside and local villages.
Holidays in Turkey are truly superb - wonderful beaches, history, culture, sport activities, local and international cuisine – in fact something for everyone. And with The Travel Wizard you can be sure to get Cheap Turkey Holidays thrown in to the bargain.