Turkey is one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit year on year and is known for its friendly people, good value for money, rich cuisine and vibrant culture.
Most importantly, Turkey has a wide range of perfect beaches that will leave you planning more holidays to Turkey – and here we look at some of the best beach breaks.
Antalya is a stunning sea resort located on the Turkish Riviera, along the Mediterranean coast. It is Turkey’s biggest international sea resort and the third most visited city in the world, with 10.5 million annual visitors.
Be sure not to miss the Fluted Minaret, the most prominent landmark of the city.
With two beautifully large beaches, Side is a picturesque old fishing port, perfect for a couple’s romantic getaway. Make sure you visit the 5th century baths and be sure not to miss out on the old theatre, with its magnificent architectural features.
The Temple of Apollo is also in this area, so factor this in when planning cultural excursions.
A popular destination to emerge with British tourists is Bodrum. Located at the western tip of Turkey, Bodrum boasts a wonderful Mediterranean climate that explains why it’s so popular.
Next to the town is one of the bigger peninsula resorts: Gumbet. Gumbet’s beautiful beach will allow you to get that much needed down time, with the warm Mediterranean waters and diverse water sports keeping you company. With a superb selection of restaurants, cafes and exciting clubs to provide further interest, there are plenty of things to entertain you throughout the day and night.
Holidaying in Bodrum is very versatile. From all-inclusive beach resorts to cultural tours, or even a combination of both – a holiday in Bodrum is for everyone. Further to this, Bodrum offers the best in western and Asian cultures and also combines the best of ancient and modern attractions for a truly versatile holiday experience.
Olu Deniz comprises of a beautiful promenade that lines the mountain-backed main beach. You can watch the sun set at a rooftop bar whilst sitting back and enjoying your favourite cocktail or relax with a beachside beanbag and a shisha pipe.
With affordable accommodation available throughout and a thriving nightlife, which offers plenty of attractions once the sun’s gone down, Olu Deniz really does have it all.