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Holidays to Turkey
Beautiful, exotic and home to the most welcoming people in the world, few countries can match Turkey for its rich history, gorgeous coastline and spectacular scenery. Istanbul fuses western and Islamic culture, food and traditions while the honeycombed hills and caves of Cappadocia boast landscapes that even Tolkien couldn't have imagined. Further south, pine forested slopes swoop down to sparkling beaches; brochure-cover perfect and blissfully clean.
Two decades after my first trip to Turkey, it's still my summer holiday destination of choice. For me, it offers the perfect mix of lazy beach days and time exploring; walking the beautiful Lycian way, drifting between islands on a gulet, and the ultimate guilty pleasure - bartering in the markets for fake handbags! Early evening, with the call to prayer echoing in the mountains, a cold Efes to hand and the sun starting to set, there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be.
Cruising the Carian Coast - A2M
This gulet cruise offers a marvellous mix of fantastic ancient sites, including monumental wonders like Knidos and Kaunos and gorgeous landscapes – it is probably the least developed stretch of Turkey’s turquoise coast.
- Holiday duration: 8 days
- Price from: £2,795
- Operator: Peter Sommer Travels
South-West Coast Beach Hop
Turkey's dazzling South-West Coast is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends. Stunning beaches, superb food and welcoming locals, Turkey's coastline never fails to delight its visitors.
- Holiday duration: 13 days
- Price from: £1,735
- Operator: Fleewinter