Take the stress out of your next Mediterranean escape by choosing to go on one of these all inclusive holidays to Turkey. These escapes include affordable rates from high-quality resorts and hotels in Turkey's most popular tourist regions. With the addition of on-site sports, excursions to local sights, and delicious cuisine, these packages feature everything families, couples, and solo travellers need while they enjoy some time away. With these breaks. everything is included when you book, allowing travellers to make big savings. So have a look at these Turkish delights and book a cut-price getaway that excites your imagination.
Turkey offers a dazzling range of potential destinations, all with their own special attractions. Here are some highlights for travellers to choose.
Full of energy and having some of the finest nightlife on the Turkish Riviera, Marmaris has a more sedate side, too. If you want to party all night, you can, but this popular resort offers plenty of families.
Tour the old town, clamber up to the ancient castle, saddle up at horse riding centres, or take a soothing mud bath at nearby Kaunos.
One of the largest cities on the Turkish coast, Antalya also hosts a major airport, making it easy to reach for UK visitors. Far from an urban jungle, the city is a relaxed coastal resort, offering historical neighbourhoods like the walled Kaleiçi and the dramatically mountain fringed expanse of Konyaaltı Beach.
With shop and museums aplenty, it's a great destination for convenient family holidays.
Bodrum was one of the first Turkish resorts to capture the attention of holidaymakers, and it's still a fine destination for cheap all-inclusive holidays in Turkey.
The setting is majestic, with its castle and the masts of the marina, and the Mediterranean stretching away into the distance. But Bodrum isn't just good-looking. It's lively in the evening and full of history. In fact, it was once host to one of the wonders of the ancient world - the great Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Now, it's a wonderful place to soak up the Turkish sun.
If you're seeking tranquillity from all inclusive holidays to Turkey, Icmeler is the perfect spot. A compact resort not far from Marmaris, the forest-fringed bay feels like a world of its own.
Laid-back and family friendly, Icmeler can be used as a base for boat trips to even more secluded bays, village tours to try local honeys or see traditional craft techniques, and hikes to waterfalls. In short, it's a great package destination.
Sun yourself beside the lapping waters of the Mediterranean, lose yourself in bazaars, before emerging with all manner of souvenirs, be transported to the time of the Trojan Wars, or explore trails to hidden villages and waterfalls.
Turkey is a huge country, with an endless supply of activities and experiences. It's hard to do justice to everything you could see or do during cheap all inclusive holidays in Turkey, but here's a taster of a few possibilities.
From the ruins of Troy or the Greek city of Ephesus, the Turkish coast is full of temples and ancient theatres that enchant modern visitors. In sprawling Istanbul, visitors can tour the Byzantine Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque in the same day, before imagining themselves as rulers of the Ottoman Empire at the Topkapi Palace.
And for a completely different form of historical experience, the hermit's cells around Göreme in Cappadocia offer an extraordinary window into the Christian past. Wherever you look, the past is close in Turkey. It's an absolutely fascinating country.
Not everyone is worried about stuffing their head with historical tales. And that's just fine in Turkey, where families will always find something to do.
There are world-class zoos at Izmir, Gaziantep and Bursa. You can splash around to your heart's content at water parks like Aqua Fantasy or Atlantis. And if you adore nature, numerous resorts offer dolphin cruises to meet the Med's most charismatic residents.
Turkish shopping is legendary, due to the tradition of haggling in the nation's bazaars. You can still do that if you wish, and find an unbeatable price for rugs, sweets, perfumes, jewellery, or leather goods.
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is especially appealing for shopaholics, with over 4,000 traders and an endless array of vividly coloured spices, artisan fabrics, and meerschaum figurines. And there are plenty of cultural highlights, too. For instance, don't miss the Sarigerme Kite Festival in May, which turns the resort into a riotous whirl of aerial creations.
Dining out in Turkey is one of the country's most enticing experiences. Forget about your Turkish meals back home. The real thing is much more diverse, and usually much more satisfying. Down south, don't miss Adana kebabs (cooked on barbecue skewers), or a platter of köfte (meatballs), while in the north, seafood dishes are much more common.
When you're out an about in cities, nothing beats a pide (Turkish pizza), followed by a box of baklava. Although, if you're extra hungry, check out Istanbul's hugely popular baked potato stalls. They truly redefine what you can do with simple spuds. Whether you love meat feasts, the fruit of the sea, or veggie salads, Turkey has something for you. Be adventurous, and work up an appetite. You won't be disappointed.
When you book a Turkey holiday, expect constant sunshine and high temperatures, at least between April and October, when most tourists arrive. During high season, the average temperature hovers around 25 degrees centigrade, with regular highs above 30 degrees.
Between May and October, rainfall drops as well, so taking waterproofs and umbrellas isn't a necessity. Instead, focus on sunscreen, hats, and beach attire. You'll need it. If you want to explore out of season options, October or March could be good times to visit the Mediterranean coast. Beach weather is usually guaranteed, although there may be slightly more rain than peak season. But with so much else to do, that's not usually a problem.
Travellers from the UK currently require a visa to enter Turkey, and visas are valid for 90 days in a 180 day period. They can be purchased via the Turkish embassy, and each application carries a fee of around £15, which can be paid via standard credit cards.
Applications can be made up to 3 months before you travel, but don't leave it too late. Processing will take 48 hours at least, and a valid visa is essential to enter the country. Don't get caught out.