Turkey – The country is considered a “bridge” between Europe and Asia, and enchants many tourists. In Turkey the European and Asian culture is connected. Popular are beautiful beaches with deep blue water, for example in the Aegean Sea. But many tourists also like to travel to the south, to cities like Alanya and Antalya. There is something suitable for every travel enthusiast: Be it discovering the historic city of Ephesus, a beach holiday in summer, or a city trip to a metropolis like Istanbul, where the famous Hagia Sophia or the breathtaking Bosporus is located. FIV Magazine has compiled a guide for a trip to Turkey.
Booking a holiday: Turkey
Turkey is a big country with many holiday resorts: You can have a great beach holiday in Turkey, places like Side or Bodrum are perfect for excellent holidays. In a big city in Istanbul you can discover the historical sides of the metropolis and enjoy culinary food. We have listed the top 5 holiday destinations in Turkey for you. Now nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable holiday.
1. Kas – lonely bays & dreamlike beach
Kas is a holiday resort, located between the Turkish Aegean Sea and the Turkish Riviera in the province of Antalya. Kas is 2-3 hours away from Antalya airport, and is a first class destination for divers. You can also visit the ruins of ancient Antiphellos in the former fishing village. Kas has dreamlike clear blue water and very beautiful beaches. In the evening the old town or the harbour is perfect for a cosy dinner.
2. Alanya – Lively party town
Alanya is a very lively holiday resort. In the high season the city on the Turkish Riviera is visited by package tourists from all over the world. There are many German tourists who also spend the winter months in Alanya, because the weather is much milder than the German winter. The nightlife in Alanya is exciting and is considered the “Ballermann of the Turkish Riviera”.
3. Bodrum – St. Tropez in Turkey
Bodrum is the most exclusive holiday resort: In the peninsula and the city of the same name in the Aegean Sea you can spend a high-quality and luxurious holiday in beautiful resorts and seaside resorts. Especially convincing is the beautiful beach in Bodrum and the marina in the city centre, where rich and famous people can be seen regularly. There are two bays in Bodrum that offer a view of the Bodrum Kalesi Fortress.
4. Cesme – turquoise blue water & thermal springs
Cesme is located in the Aegean Sea and has crystal clear turquoise water, and hot thermal springs. The city is located near the Turkish metropolis of Izmir. Cesme has a breathtaking selection of hip cafés, beach bars and cosy restaurants. The castle of Cesme offers an unforgettable view over the city. From the castle you can watch the most beautiful sunsets in the evening.
5. Marmaris – mountains and green holiday oasis
Marmaris is surrounded by mountains and green nature. The coastal town of Marmaris impresses with bright blue water between the Turkish Aegean and the Turkish Riviera. The old town is also worth a visit, because you can admire the typical lime-white houses and the well preserved 16th century Marmaris Castle. The Cennet Peninsula in Marmaris, also called “Heaven Island”, is also heavenly beautiful.
Istanbul – Metropolis on the Bosporus
The metropolis of Istanbul is an important city, as it is the only city in the world located on two continents – Asia and Europe. The city is divided by two important waters, the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara. The city has a long history and reflects the cultural influence of several empires, which gives it a unique flair and makes it a city of many contradictions. There is much to discover and experience. In Istanbul there are very famous sights like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar and the Blue Mosque. You should also try the varied and delicious cuisine. In Istanbul you can go out in the evening and discover another side of the city. We have selected the Must See sights for you, so that you can explore the impressive city, because Istanbul must be seen and experienced.
Most important sights in Istanbul
- Hagia Sophia
- Blue Mosque
- Topkapi Palace
- Dolmabahce Palace
- The Grand Bazaar
- The Galata Tower
- Bosphorus with tour of the Bosporus
- The Galata Bridge
- Kadikoy district
- Girls’ Tower Kiz Kulesi
- Princess Islands “Büyük Ada”
- Istanbul Caddesi
- Sülyemaniye Mosque
- Choir Church
- Taksim Square
Accommodation in Turkey – hotels & holiday apartments
An important part of a journey is the accommodation. In Turkey there is every kind of accommodation, be it a holiday apartment or a hotel. Depending on your personal requirements, you have to weigh up what the perfect accommodation is for a carefree holiday. The FIV Magazine has listed the accommodation options for you to book the right accommodation.
Holidays Turkey: Cheap holiday apartments
Apartments are very practical and currently very popular. There are low budget holiday homes for travelers with a small budget, or large holiday homes with a pool complex, so everyone can find the right holiday home according to their budget. Apartments are practical, because you have your own kitchen, where you can prepare meals around the clock for a reasonable price, so you can organize your everyday life freely. Moreover, one avoids long queues at the buffets of all-inclusive hotels. What is also a plus point for a holiday flat is that one can often take the beloved pets with one. All tourist resorts in Turkey have a freely accessible beach, so you don’t have to rely on the hotel’s own beach.
Hotels in Turkey – Luxury & Wellness
Turkey has a wide range of hotels. There is a suitable hotel for everyone – from exclusive luxury hotels to adventurous family hotels or relaxing wellness hotels. The relaxing thing about hotels is that you don’t have to worry about anything, be it the food or cleaning your room. With a hotel stay, you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest, and just relax.
Best Hotels Turkey
We have selected the best and most luxurious ten hotels for you, so that nothing will get in the way of your stay in Turkey!
- Miracle Resort in Lara
- Side Crown Palace in Evrenseki
- Side La Grande Resort & Spa in Side
- Side Prenses Resort & Spa in Side
- Royal Dragon in Kumköy
- Aydinbey Kings Palace and Spa in Evrenseki
- Club Grand Side in Colakli
- Dolphin Imperial at Lara
- Sun Connect Sea World Resort & Spa in Kizilagac
- Royal Holiday Palace in Lara
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Questions and Answers on Turkey
Is Turkey in Asia or Europe?
Turkey is in Asia and Europe.
On which continent is Antalya Turkey?
Antalya is in Asia.
What used to be Turkey?
Istanbul was called Byzantium until 330, then Constantinople and since 395 it was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. In 1453 it was conquered by the Turks and was the capital of the Ottoman Empire or Turkey until 1923.
Is Istanbul in Europe?
One part belongs to Europe, the other to Asia. Istanbul is the only metropolis on two continents. It is divided by two important waters, the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara. No city in the world can claim to be home to two continents and two cultures.
Where is Turkey on the world map?
The geographical position of Turkey is divided between Asia and Europe, with Anatolia accounting for more than 95 percent of Turkey’s land area on the Asian continent. Nevertheless Turkey counts itself preferentially to the European states.
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