Relax in the sun on a holiday to Turkey
- Top Resorts: Istanbul is a city full of culture, Lara is great for the beach, and Marmaris has some thrilling nightlife.
- When to go: Summer is the best time to experience Turkey, when temperatures are at a high and the seas are warm.
- Top attractions: The ruined city of Ephesus near Kusadasi is full of cultural sights, there are plenty of markets to pick up some cheap hand-made goods, plus you must get a relaxing Turkish bath, and bathe in some of the many hot spas dotted around the country.
History fanatics, adrenaline junkies, sunbathers and foodies are all in for a treat when heading for a holiday in Turkey. Whether you’re planning to explore the architecture on a city break to Istanbul or to simply unwind in the Mediterranean sunshine, there's plenty to do on Turkey holidays. The people of Turkey believe that the simple things in life are the most important and should be enjoyed with family and friends, so expect a holiday that will leave you feeling passionate and very relaxed.
Turkey holidays offer a variety of treats
For the adventure seekers there are an abundance of activities to take part in while on your holiday in Turkey from horseback riding in Cappadocia to hot air balloon rides across the coast. Those after something a little more relaxing can visit the traditional Turkish baths and and get cleansed and pampered from head to toe.
Beach, relaxation and more
There isn't a short supply of beaches in Turkey and if you’re looking for somewhere that can be described as stunning, peaceful and charming then look no further than a holiday to Lara with its golden sands and an amazing mountain backdrop. Towards the west lies Olu Deniz, a picture perfect lagoon that is being kept in its naturally beautiful state, and is a great place for the whole family. Find out more about the Olu Deniz holidays that easyJet holidays has to offer.
Eight different countries border Turkey so, if you feel like exploring, finding something to do nearby isn’t a problem. Ferries depart daily from Turkey to the Greek Islands and Cyprus making it possible to visit elsewhere for 24 hours or, in some cases, a day trip.
Food and drink in Turkey
Turkish food is far more varied than the typical kebabs you can find in the UK; it's a mix of far-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines and every region in Turkey has its own blend of spices to flavour their food. Goulashes, fish and mezes are found on menus and the restaurants are friendly and relaxed. Turkey also produces some great wines as well such as raki - an aniseed-based drink, known locally as “lion’s milk”.
To Turkey culture
For those looking to indulge in culture, they will relish in the entertainment available to them during their holiday in Turkey. Dance, opera, cinema and music are all big parts of the Turkish culture. Plus, the bars, clubs and restaurants of Turkey beckon the night owls in for an evening of jazz, rooftops and beer. For more inspiration, check out easyJet holidays' guide to things to do in Turkey.
Book Turkey breaks with easyJet Holidays
Finding a cheap holiday in Turkey is simple with easyJet Holidays. Choose a great value deal that is flexible and book your hotel and flight together to save money and get the best Turkey deals.
Please note: the month of Ramadan is celebrated in Turkey from 20th July – 18th August 2013. Local Muslims will observe this religious holiday and its customs between sunrise and sunset, and this means that there are certain rules in place on the consumption of food and alcohol during these periods. This will cause minimum impact to your stay in Turkey however some services may be reduced in bars and restaurants.