Holiday Guide to Turkey
Turkey Holidays
Turkey holidays offer you a mixture of beautiful scenery, gorgeous coastlines and beaches, hidden coves, stunning mountains and fascinating ancient sites and ruins.
The Turkey holiday season starts in the early spring and runs through until late autumn, when the temperature can rise from the early twenties through to the mid-thirties, at the height of summer.
Turkey is surrounded by sea on 3 sides; to the west is the Aegean Sea, the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean in the south. With over 5000 miles of coastline to choose from it`s no wonder Turkey holidays are so popular, with tourists returning year after year.
The 4 main airports to fly into on a Turkey holiday are Antalya, known as the Turkish Riviera, Dalaman, which is Western Turkey, Bodrum, called the Aegean Coast and Izmir for Northern Turkey.
Water sports and land activities are very popular on a Turkey holiday, whilst eating out is an absolute delight and great value for money. Some of the delicious local foods you should sample on a Turkey holiday include succulent kebabs, meze dishes, tasty lamb and filo pastry with cheese.
Popular Turkey holiday resorts include Marmaris, Gumbet, Altinkum, Icmeler, Olu Deniz, Ovacik, Turunc and Side. These are just a few of the many resorts that we at Bookable Holidays have great deals to.
General Information
Ideal for Couples
Ideal for Couples

Turkey holidays offer a wide range of resorts and villages that are popular with couples, such as Side, with it`s spectacular ruins and long golden beaches, Bitez for a friendly relaxed atmosphere and Olu Deniz, where you will find some of the best beaches in Turkey.

Great for Families

The coastline of Turkey boasts plenty of stunning beaches and excellent resorts, suitable for family holidays, including the lively Kusadasi with 3 water parks close by and Altinkum for a host of great activities.

Great Nightlife
Great Nightlife

If you are looking for nightclubs, pubs, discos and bars where you can let your hair down and dance the night away then check out Bodrum, the nightlife capital of Turkey, the cosmopolitan resort of Kusadasi, or Gumbet and Marmaris which are steadily growing on the nightlife front.

Great Beaches

The coastline of Turkey is filled with great beaches, from the Aegean coast to west Turkey and the Turkish Riviera.

Fantastic Restaurants
Fantastic Restaurants

Turkey holidays cater for mast tastes when it comes to eating, with most restaurants and hotels serving local and international cuisine. Turkish specialities include `Pide` (Turkish pizza), succulent lamb kebabs, fish dishes and plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Shoppers Paradise

The shops and markets around Turkey are excellent for picking up some great cheap holiday souvenirs, such as Turkish rugs, leather wares, jewellery, pottery and sandals.

Young & Lively
Young & Lively

Icmeler, Gumbet, Marmaris, Kusadasi and particularly Bodrum are all very popular when it comes to lively nightlife on a Turkey holiday.

Romantic Setting

Try the picturesque coastal village of Torba with it`s pretty mountain backdrop or Fethiye to stroll around the labyrinth of back streets.

Relaxed Resort
Relaxed Resort

All over Turkey there are numerous resorts where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday. For example, Side, on the Turkish Riviera and Turgetries which is on the Bodrum Peninsula.

Short Transfer

Many of the transfers on a Turkey holiday generally take between 50 minutes and 2 hours, although if you prefer a short journey then check out Lara Beach, 20 minutes from Antalya Airport, or Belek which is around 40 minutes from Antalya Airport.

Fantastic Nightlife
Fantastic Nightlife

If you are looking for fantastic nightlife, filled with nightclubs, pubs, discos and bars, where you can let your hair down and dance the night away, check out Bodrum, the nightlife capital of Turkey, the cosmopolitan resort of Kusadasi, or Gumbet and Marmaris which are steadily growing on the nightlife front.

Sophisticated Nightlife

Kusadasi has grown to become one of Turkey`s most cosmopolitan resorts, with it`s pavement cafes, trendy bars and discos, lively bazaars and busy harbour.

Cosmopolitan Nightlife
Cosmopolitan Nightlife

Kusadasi has grown to become one of Turkey`s most cosmopolitan resorts, with it`s pavement cafes, trendy bars and discos, lively bazaars and busy harbour.

Relaxed Nightlife

All over Turkey there are numerous resorts where you can enjoy a relaxing evening. Try Side, on the Turkish Riviera and Turgetries which is on the Bodrum Peninsula.

Informal Nightlife
Informal Nightlife

In most of the resorts on a Turkey holiday you will find casual, informal bars where you can enjoy a quiet friendly drink.

Family Friendly Nightlife

Most of the larger hotels on a Turkey holiday will provide entertainment for the whole family, whilst the restaurants can offer a nice family evening for a meal, or just a few drinks. Olu Deniz is popular with families due to the absolutely stunning beach.

Chic Restaurants
Chic Restaurants

Hisaronu and Kusadasi offer some wonderful restaurants and trendy cafes, where you can dine on exquisite local cuisine and international dishes.

Blue Flag Beaches

There is a good selection of Blue Flag Beaches around Turkey, including the beautiful Olu Deniz, so check out our resort guides for details.

Family Beaches
Family Beaches

Olu Deniz is a superb beach, probably the best in all of Turkey, whilst Colakli Beach and Lara Beach are also popular with families.

Sandy Beaches

There are over 250 beaches along the coastline of Turkey, many of them sandy, including Altinkum Beach, Olu Deniz Beach, Colakli Beach and Lara Beach.

Pebble Beaches
Pebble Beaches

Many of the beaches in Turkey, from the Turkish Riviera to West Turkey and the Aegean Coast give you a choice of sandy, shingle or pebble beaches. The best pebble ones can be found at the picturesque village of Torba on the Aegean Coast, Kalkan in West Turkey, whilst Antalya on the Turkish Riviera has a mixture of sandy and pebble beaches.

Shingle Beaches

Along the stunning coastline of Turkey you will find all types of beach, such as the sand and shingle beaches around Marmaris, the large sand and shingle beach at Konalki, near Alanya and a great blend of sand and shingle beaches in Icmeler.

Shoppers Heaven
Shoppers Heaven

The larger resorts in Turkey will all have great shopping opportunities. Try Alanya, Antalya, Marmaris and Bodrum to name a few.

Traditional Shopping

Most of the resorts in Turkey have local shops where you can pick up some great cheap holiday bargains, especially in the bazaars of Fethiye.

Great Activities
Great Activities

Kusadasi is home to 3 water parks, 2 of them are among the largest in Europe, and you can find other theme parks across Turkey.

Historical Excursions

Turkey holidays are excellent for exploring the ancient sites that are spread over the Aegean Coast, West Turkey and the Turkish Riviera. Close to Belek, on the Turkish Riviera, are the Roman ruins of Perge and the restored amphitheatre of Aspendos.

Great Day Trips
Great Day Trips

Great day trips on Turkey holidays include the ancient sunken city of Kekova, in West Turkey, the city ruins of Ephesus on the Aegean coast, which include Artemis Temple which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Boat tours along the beautiful coastline of Turkey are also plentiful.

Fantastic Diving & Snorkelling

Bodrum, on the Aegean Sea, is great for scuba diving with reefs, caverns, tunnels and wrecks. There are many scuba diving schools across Turkey and most resorts offer snorkelling facilities.

Traditional Resort
Traditional Resort

Konalki, near Alanya, is a small traditional resort, as is Torba which is on the Aegean Coast, and whilst Bodrum is a lively resort, it offers white washed walls and cobbled streets in the Old Quarter.

Fantastic Sight Seeing

Belek, on the Turkish Riviera, has Roman ruins and an amphitheatre, from Olu Deniz you can visit the `ghost town` of Kayakoy, see the ancient rock tombs at Fethiye and Saklikent Gorge, whilst Bodrum offers the spectacular St Peter`s Castle.

Great Water Sports
Great Water Sports

From most resorts in Turkey you can try your hand at many water sports.