Luxury Holidays to Turkey (Türkiye)
From the ancient to the azure, Turkey boasts a backdrop of incredible history and a coastline shimmering in all shades of blue. The landscape roves from rolling pine-clad hills to an enormous coastline that truly twinkles. In the middle are verdant valleys, celebrated monuments and secluded coves. We've travelled across this enchanting country to find you the best places to stay, from hotels located in the heart of historical lands, to sophisticated beachfront resorts where barefoot luxury is a way of life.
The allure of the coastline is what brings many people to Turkey. If this rings true for you, there is in fact a cacophony of coastlines to choose from. The Aegean Coast is characterised by its inviting warm waters, the cobbled streets of magnetic Bodrum, and the almost untouched natural beauty of Turgutreis. You'll find a lot going on along this stretch of the coast, meaning you can fill your days with beach-side leisure and exploration in equal measure. Go diving, windsurfing or sailing, do a spot of shopping and get involved in the café culture, and enjoy boat-spotting in the pristine marina. The Turquoise Coast is all about sweeping bays and crystal clear waters, backed by dramatic verdant hills. Go sea kayaking and paragliding, kick back in thermal baths and traverse inland on a 4x4 safari.
Wherever you go in Turkey, you are never far from one-of-a-kind ancient sites and stories of the country's long and captivating history. In Bodrum, you can discover the Castle of the Knights of St. John, and the nearby Temple of Artemis one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Along the Turquoise Coast, there's a Roman amphitheatre and rock tombs that date back hundreds of years. And if you visit Istanbul, you'll be spoilt for choice for culture and history. Influences from throughout the ages are visible everywhere, while the globally-famed Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are absolute must-visits. You'll find yourself immersed in a global centre of culture here, while looking out over the expansive Bosphorus Strait also the Europe-Asia border.
Although the coast and rich city life might be the vision you hold in your mind's eye of Turkey, there is a whole other side to this voluminous country. Cappadocia in central Turkey is full of far-reaching plains and dramatic canyons. Homes, churches and now some hotels are carved into the rockface, whole cities exist underground, and winding hiking trails take in age-old churches and hidden-away monasteries. If you've ever considered a hot air balloon ride, this otherworldly landscape is the place to do it.
Cuisine in Turkey is full of flavour and local ingredients, with each region showing off different seasonal specialities. It's safe to say you'll have the opportunity to try everything from simple meze dishes and perfectly grilled kebabs, to sumptuous seafood feasts and decadent tasting menus. And don't leave Turkey without trying the pistachio and honey steeped baklava your coffee breaks won't be the same without it!
When to visit
The vastness of Turkey means there is something to see and do throughout the year. Between April and October, the weather is pleasantly warm, while the rest of the year is ideal for visiting the many ancient sites.
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Hillside Beach Club
Situated 4km from Fethiye, beautifully located in Kalemya, its own private bay, and backed by pine covered hillsides, the premier Hillside Beach Club appeals to couples and families alike and boasts excellent high levels of service.
Ece Saray Marina & Resort
4 star boutique
Ece Saray Marina & Resort is an impressive hotel boasting a wonderful seafront location just a short stroll from the bustling centre of Fethiye.
Gloria Golf Resort
Located in Belek's stunning pine forests, Gloria Golf Resort is the most established of the three beachfront hotels