Take a holiday to Turkey to visit Istanbul's famous 17th-century Blue Mosque. Then head for sandy beaches along Turkey's Turquoise Coast or Cappadocia's moonscape rock formations. You'll soon realise that holidays to Turkey are all about extremes. Be prepared to mix Ottoman mosques and centuries-old ruins with fast-paced metropolitan cities.
For cheap holidays, visit Turkey's former Ottoman capital Istanbul. This exciting city is always a delight for the senses. Or head south to the Turquoise Coast's busy resorts of Bodrum and Dalaman, spending lazy days on the beach and fun-filled nights partying.
Sit on the blue-tiled floors inside Istanbul's Blue Mosque and gaze up at a mix of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. Get a taste of modern Turkey with its fusion cuisine and stylish rooftop dining. In south-east Turkey you can feed fat carp in sacred pools at biblical Sanliurfa. Take a holiday to Turkey's centre of mystical Islamic Sufism in traditional Konya.
Go skiing on holidays to Turkey on Uludag's slopes near Bursa. For an energetic holiday clamber over rocky ground in Cappadocia. Then sink your toes in to the soft white sands of Patara Beach on Turkey's lush Turquoise Coast. Pack your Turkey holidays full of Ottoman history by wandering along the cobbled streets of UNESCO-protected Safranbolu.