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Luxury Holidays in Turkey
“Turkey – so much more than a beach holiday…… a land steeped in myth and legend, an open-air museum displaying the remains of 10,000 years of history.”
History of Turkey
Sixteen ancient civilisations, from the Hittites to the Ottomans, have contributed over thousands of years to the exotic paradise of Turkey. Travel along roads that great warriors, colourful silk caravans and couriers of mail or secret treaties passed along many centuries before. Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul and the mystic Sufis spreading divine knowledge.
Anatolia was the home of Herodotus, the Father of History and Homer who wrote of the Trojan wars in his Iliad. It is also home to the ‘Whirling Dervishes’, the birthplace of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) and the place where the Virgin Mary spent her last days.
Travel to Turkey and you will be hard pushed to find a more unique country with such a diverse heritage.
The stunning landscape lends itself to a host of activities. Paraglide from the Babadag Mountains, dive under the crystal clear sea, ride white water rapids, enjoy a round of golf, relax in the thermal springs or, if your main aim is to relax on your luxury Turkey holiday, just soak up the sunshine by the pool.
For the Turks, a meal is a social event, so you can relax and take your time over your food in Turkey. Travel this country and you will discover Turkish cuisine is one of the best in the world. The delicious food combined with reasonable prices in local restaurants will ensure that eating out is one of the main highlights of your luxury holiday in Turkey. To accompany your meal try the excellent local wine, the refreshing lager, Efes, or the national tipple, raki. You should round off your meal with a cup of thick, sweet Turkish coffee and especially if you're on a family holiday to Turkey, treat yourself and the kids with a morsel of the world famous Turkish Delight.
The shopping experience takes on a whole new meaning in Turkey. Luxury goods are abundant and can be purchased at ecellent prices if you're not too afraid to haggle! once you have lost your inhibitions, you will find that haggling over the price is half the fun of the purchase. Bartering can be hard work and you will often be offered a glass of apple tea to assist the process. Bargains include carpets, leatherwear, textiles, silver and gold.
This list only offers a small insight into the possibilities for travel. Turkey is brimming with beautiful beaches, unspoilt villages, undiscovered coves and bays, clear turquoise waters, breathtaking scenery, mountains that appear to rise out of the sea, cities that sparkle with life and brilliant sunshine, all contributing to a luxury holiday in Turkey.
With a rich culture, age-old traditions and friendly, hospitable people it is no wonder that people flock to the country for luxury holidays. Turkey offers a wealth of beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and unbeatable cuisine. With a variety of diverse regions from the bustling city of Istanbul to the unspoilt bays on the west coast there is something to suit everyone who wants to travel in Turkey. Family holidays are richly catered for with many different activities in which children can take part.
Turkey Travel Ideas
See the Temple of Artemis - Visit one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the beautiful ancient city of Ephesus where the The Great Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world proudly stands.
Enter Volcanic Cappadocia - Travel to Turkey's breathtaking region of Cappadocia formed from hardened volcanic tufa that, over the years has been sculpted by erosion and created some spectacular rock formations and mysterious 'fairy chimneys'. This extraordinary region is a truly unimaginable sight and one you will never forget - an excellent expedition for a family holiday in Turkey.
Tailor-make your perfect luxury holiday in Turkey - Choose from an array of “special interest weeks” including lessons in Turkish cookery, wine tasting and a visit to a traditional Turkish bath.
If you want to be delighted by a luxury holiday in Turkey then click on the red banner above for our specialist tour operators to Turkey.
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