Whether you choose the city or the sea, time here can be spent seeing ancient sights and lounging at the water's edge...
The fascinating and beautiful country of Turkey continues to grow in the minds of holidaymakers as a destination worth visiting again and again.
You can book a flight to Turkey to visit beach resorts in areas such as Dalaman, Antalya, Bodrum and Izmir. This is where Mediterranean waters lap gently on to the sand.
From airports in these areas 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.
The coastline in the south west 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. It's where 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.
Alternatively, consider a trip to Ankara. The political and government centre of Turkey has a café culture, a lively nightlife and numerous fascinating historical sites.
Not sure how to reach the treasures of Turkey? We'll let you know who flies where and when and how long it will take to get there...
Holiday flights to Turkey mostly arrive on the south-west coast at international airports in Dalaman (DLM), Antalya (AYT), Bodrum (BJV) and Izmir (IZM). Flights operate from all over the UK to the resort airports with carriers such as Thomas Cook, Thomson, Monarch and Jet2. Additionally, easyJet operates to the same airports from several of its UK bases.
For the country's major city draw, flights arrive into Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW). Flight time from the UK is around four hours. Flights depart from London with Turkish Airlines, British Airways and easyJet, with Turkish Airlines also offering flights from Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. Pegasus Airlines also flies from Gatwick and Stansted to Istanbul and several other beach resorts.
Esenboga International Airport (ESB) is another Turkish gateway in the country's capital, Ankara. However, the only flights from the UK are via Istanbul.
Many UK airports offer services via European connection airports to Turkey such as Paris, Amsterdam and many German cities including Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne.
Flights to Turkey are most popular during spring and autumn, when the weather is hot and sunny but not oppressively so (there are also fewer mosquitoes around). Flight prices will rise in the prime holiday season of July to September. Flights into the resort areas during winter are scarce and you will generally need to fly via Istanbul at this time of year.
Book ahead and use price comparison to find your deal on a cheap flight to Turkey. TravelSupermarket offers an easy to use price-checker tool to help you find your flights.
Don't waste a minute in this glorious nation - find out how to reach your destination once you've landed...
Turkey is geared up well for tourism so visitors will find plenty of ways to get to and from the airports quickly and cheaply. Many hotels in the coastal resorts offer transfer services, so this is an option worth considering as you'll get from door to door with ease. Alternatively, you'll find rows of licensed taxis in the official airport ranks. Find out if the price is per kilometre or if it's a set rate to your destination.
The top car rental firms will operate at most airports in Turkey, so consider hiring a car to make the most of your time here. There are many places worth visiting and the cost of your rental might not be much more than paying for transfers or taxis - in fact it could even work out cheaper if you plan to make lots of journeys.
Public bus services are also in operation between airports and nearby resorts, towns and cities. Some run to schedule and some operate to serve departing and arriving flights only, so check the timetables to make sure you don't miss your bus. It's a cheap and reliable way to get around if you do get your head around the timetable.
There are plenty of hotels in Turkey; use TravelSupermarket to find the right room for you...
Whether you are dreaming of lounging on gorgeous beaches on the Turkish Riviera or spicing things up in the city of Istanbul, you can rest easy knowing that there are many hotels of a good standard that will offer the warmest of welcomes. When it comes to picking hotels, facilities to look out for include air conditioning, swimming pools, spas, airport transfers, and on what board basis you'll be staying.
Hotels in Turkey's sun, sea and sand destinations, including Marmaris, Kalkan, Bodrum, Side and Kas, often offer stays on a half-board or all-inclusive basis, while some cheaper hotels offer bed and breakfast only. There isn't much of a winter tourism scene along the coast, so many hotels, restaurants and bars will close for the season.
There is more diversity in hotel rooms in cities such as Istanbul, which welcomes visitors throughout the year. Here you'll find cheap hotels with very basic facilities, as well as some of the world's finest five-star hotels.
Whatever you're looking for, wherever you plan to lay your holiday hat, TravelSupermarket can help you to find the hotel of your dreams.