Turkey holidays

Turkey has a cultural diversity that has the power to intrigue any traveller that ventures to its shores and with a direct flight time of under 4 hours from the UK, countless domestic flights within the country and a strong network of public transport, it has never been so easily accessible.

The cities across the country have a wealth of attractions and experiences to delight their visitors but none more so than the great city of two halves - Istanbul - where the traditions and mysticism of the east collide with the metropolitan and contemporary west creating a kaleidoscope of adventures. With endless shopping opportunities, exciting street food, world class hotels, and some of the finest Islamic architecture to be found anywhere; Istanbul makes for an inspiring city break.

Pleasure seekers head for the white sandy beaches of Turkey and in particular, the charming towns and villages that dot the stunning Turquoise Coast. Charismatic Kalkan is a perennial favourite amongst holidaymakers looking for small town charm and a vibrant dining scene, and Aegean influenced Bodrum is popular with the cosmopolitan crowd who flock there for the trendy marina and some of the finest hotels in the country. Why not explore the bustling town of Fethiye and its nearby spectacular lagoons and pine clad mountain villages, or relax with a glass of wine in sophisticated Göcek and watch the luxury yachts and traditional wooden gulets bobbing on the sparkling waters of the harbour.

The country is a treasure chest overflowing with historical gems from the ancient ruins of tombs, temples and towns that punctuate the Lycian Way snaking around the south western coast, and the lavish Ottoman palaces of Istanbul, to the hidden Byzantine churches built in to the uncanny rock formations of Cappadocia in Turkey's other-worldly interior.

Whatever your reason for visiting; whether it be to relax in the luxury resorts and beach clubs of the coast, to go on a culinary adventure, or to play the intrepid explorer (or perhaps a good combination of all three), Turkey is sure to reward you in abundance.