Turkey Holiday Destinations to Visit in 2017

Turkey is a great country for holidays, due to its vast incredible landscapes, historical sites and resorts. Every year millions of tourist visit Turkey, as this country ranked in the top 10 most popular tourist destinations in the world. This country offers great relaxing holidays for your family, and you can enjoy various activities like Turkish baths, ballooning, trekking, skiing, nature, historical sites, sun bathing on lovely beaches and much more. Due to high demand, the cost of travelling is very competitive; therefore it’s best to search online cheap flights to Turkey,to get best travel deals.

Istanbul is the largest city and the most important tourism city in Turkey.The most famous places to visit in Istanbul includes Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the “Blue Mosque”), the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, the Dolmabahce Palace, the Galata Tower, the Grand bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, the Pera Palace Hotel, the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The Istanbul city has large numbers of shopping centres, such as Metrocity, Akmerkez and Cevahir Mall, which is the biggest shopping mall in the Europe and seventh largest in the world. The other attractions include museums, cultural and sporting events. The city has thousands of hotels and other tourist-oriented industries which cater for both vacationers and visiting professionals. To meet the demands of tourist, Turkish government decided to build the world largest airport in Istanbul. Once this completed, many airlines will offer cheap flights to turkey Istanbul.

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Antalya is a great resort destination for tourists. It is also known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Tourists enjoy their stay, as along the beaches there are many hotels; people enjoy the outdoor activities like diving, golfing and hiking the 500 km Lycian Way footpath.



The Antalya city has its own international airport located 13 km northeast of the city. The airport handles many millions of overseas passengers in a yearly basis. The most famous places in Antalya are the Hadrian’s Gate, the Antalya museum, the Duden waterfalls, the Konyaalti beach, the Karaalioglu Park and many more resorts. The main resorts are Belek, Kemer, Lara Beach, Side and Manavgat. Due to the high demand, majority of airlines compete for this destination to offer their cheap travel packages.  It depends where you prefer to depart from, but some airlines offer competitive prices for their flights to Turkey from Manchester.

Bodrumis a port city in the south western Aegean Region of Turkey. The Bodrum is a great holiday destination with a harbour full of yachts, shiny marina, luxury hotels, boutiques, restaurants, palaces and castles of Roman Empires. The best resorts in Bodrum are Akyarlar, Altinkum, Gundogan, Torba and Turgutreis. The main attractions to visit are, the Castle of St Peter, museum of underwater archaeology, Tomb of Mausolusand Kara Ada.



There is no airport in the Bodrum city. The main airport which serves the Bodrum city is Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) located 22 miles of Bodrum. This airport offers both domestic and international flights for tourist.

Dalaman is situated in South West of Turkey. It’s a very popular destination for beach lovers, which offer beautiful sandy golden beaches and clear blue seas. Dalaman itself is a Turkish Mediterranean farming town, but due to its beautiful resorts, families and young groups enjoy their holidays here. The best resorts are Icmeler, Fethiye, Marmaris, Olu Deniz, Ovacik and Sarigerme.



Izmir is a third largest city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara. This city is one of the most westernized cities in Turkey and surrounded by mountains forming a beautiful natural harbour. Visiting Izmir is best for those tourists who prefer beach holidays, lively clubs and bars. The main attractions are the Clock Tower- a symbol of Izmir, Kemeralti bazaar, Kadifekale hill, Izmir Art Museum and Asanor. The famous resorts to visit in Izmir are, Kusadasi, Seferihisar and Ozdere.

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Clock Tower – Izmir

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Kusadasi – Izmir

Travelling to Turkey is expensive, especially in festive season and school holidays. The Turkish Airlines operates from major cities of the UK. The major airport like London Heathrow or Gatwick offers cheap flights to Turkey from London, UK.

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Due to the high demand, many travelers have choice to fly from different airlines like Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Pegasus Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Air France and many more. It is advisable to book your tickets online as soon as you planned your next holidays to Turkey.