The fascinating and beautiful country of Turkey continues to grow in the minds of holidaymakers as a destination worth visiting again and again. From the sparkling Mediterranean shoreline, through green and mountainous land, to the buzz of split city Istanbul, where east literally meets west, Turkey offers holidays and city breaks to please every kind of visitor.
Holiday flights to Turkey mostly arrive on the south west coast at international airports in Dalaman (DLM), Antalaya (AYT), Bodrum (BJV) and Izmir (IZM). This is where Mediterranean waters lap gently on to the sand.
From these airports there is easy access to the popular holiday resorts of Marmaris, Gumbet, Altinkum, Kusadasi, Icmeler, Olu Deniz, Kemer, Side and Fethiye, plus the ancient city of Ephesus. This coastline presents perfect days spent enjoying the plentiful sunshine and swimming in the warm seas off superb beaches, evenings taking advantage of great food and warm hospitality, and nights enjoying a variety of nightlife. The party resorts of Gumbet, Marmaris and Bodrum are more likely to draw crowds looking for a livelier after-hours scene.
Adventurers will want to have a go at scuba diving, river rafting and a host of other adrenaline-pumping activities.
Located in the north west and straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul is the only city in the world that sits on two continents. The clash of cultures creates an intoxicating blend of things to do, see, eat and drink for tourists.
Flights arrive into Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW). Flight time from the UK is around four hours.
The sights, sounds and smells of the Middle East mesh perfectly with European influence, and Istanbul has plenty to offer city break visitors.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, more commonly known as the Blue Mosque, is a striking building. Thousands of camera lenses try to capture its beauty, as the dome and its sharp turrets pierce the sky above Istanbul.
Equally resplendent is Hagia Sofia. Once a mosque, it is now an impressive and interesting museum (and somewhere to escape the heat of the city for a few hours). Topkapi Palace is also worth adding to your Istanbul itinerary.
Esenboga International Airport (ESB) is another Turkish gateway in the country's capital, Ankara. The political and government centre of Turkey has a café culture, a lively nightlife and numerous fascinating historical sites.
Turkey flights are most popular during spring and autumn, when the weather is hot and sunny but not oppressively so (there are also less mosquitoes around). Flight prices will rise in the prime holiday season of July to September.
Flights into the resort areas during winter are scarce.
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