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.
Holidays in Turkey: regions
For cultural holidays, visit Turkey's former Ottoman capital Istanbul. Head south to the Turquoise Coast's busy resorts on a watersports holiday to Turkey. In the east of Turkey, you'll find remote mountains and Kurdish culture. Hike through cool green forests in the Kakar Mountains along Turkey's northern Black Sea coast.
City holidays in Turkey
Sit on the blue-tiled floors inside Istanbul's Blue Mosque and gaze up at a mix of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. 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.
Outdoor holidays in Turkey
Go skiing on holidays to Turkey on Uludag's slopes near Bursa. Fancy an energetic holiday to Turkey? 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.
Foodie holidays in Turkey
Spend holidays to coastal Turkey dining outdoors on freshly caught fish. In Istanbul you'll get a taste of modern Turkey with its fusion cuisine and stylish rooftop dining. In the south you'll find Turkey's famous spicy Adana kebab. Wash down your dinner on Turkey holidays with potent aniseed-flavoured raki or a refreshing cup of sweet ay tea.
Fast Facts - Turkey
Turkish (official), Kurdish and regional dialects
New Turkish Lira
GMT +2 (+3 from end March to end October)
230V AC, 50Hz, two-pin round plugs are standard
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