Turkey offers hidden coves, a wealth of history and mythology as well as charming surroundings. Noted for having a most exquisite choice of food, Turkish Cuisine is always a pleasant surprise for the visitor. Turkey is located just off the Aegean Sea making it ideal for a wide variety of watersports.
A wide range of accommodation is available to suit all tastes making this the ideal cheap holidays destination.
All visitors to Turkey from 10th April 2014 will be required to purchase their entry visa via the Turkish Government website www.evisa.gov.tr prior to travel.
Being such a large country, Turkey has a diverse range of weather climates; the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts have cool, rainy winters and hot, moderately dry summers, while the Black Sea coast receives the greatest amount of rainfall, in Istanbul and the Sea of Marmara the climate is moderate with lows of 39ºF (4ºC) in winter and 80ºF (27ºC) in summer.
Out and About
Turkey is full of tradition, culture and a fascinating history, offering great beaches, many historic or natural places of interest, and a variety of leisure activities both on land and water.
So whether it's a round of golf, a traditional Turkish massage, a spot of sunbathing or taking in the marvel of an ancient site, Turkey provides you with the perfect combination to get the most from your holiday.
Out for Lunch!
Turkish cuisine varies across the country, with many elements influenced by the regions history and location. Popular and well known traditional Turkish foods include Meze (traditional Turkish appetisers), kofte (Turkish meatballs), doner kebab, kokorec (lamb intestines), borek (a flaky pastry stuffed with cheese, meat or potatoes) and gozleme (a savoury handmade and hand-rolled filled pastry).
Famed for the way it is made and served in tiny cups, Turkish coffee is a must try while visiting here. Another regular in the Turkish diet is yoghurt, which often accompanies meat dishes, vegetable dishes, meze, a speciality called manti (folded triangles of dough containing minced meat) and a popular drink call Ayran (pronounced 'I ran', a yoghurt drink whipped with water).
If you're looking for a meal on the go and wanting a change from the Turkish kebab try 'balik e met' the Turkish equivalent to fish and chips. It's made with any type of fish, which are first grilled or fried and then placed in a bread roll with onions; this is then washed down with pickle water.
Flight Time - Flight times vary but are usually about 4 -5 hours depending on your UK departure point and the region in Turkey.
Currency - Turkish Lira
Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed
Best Time to Visit: April to October
Top Hotels In Turkey
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