For some time, the dominant holiday destinations in Europe have been France and Spain. Their reliable climates and vast tourism industries have made them an easy holiday destination for Brits year on year, but holidaymakers are now looking to broaden their horizons and Turkey is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations.
Here, we take a look at several of the country’s hidden gems, revealing why it is that so many people are considering Turkey for their seasonal holiday.
The resort at Bodrum epitomises everything people have come to love about turkey as a holiday destination. Nestled in a small peninsula, the resort looks out onto the Mediterranean.
As well as all of the expected luxuries and fine cuisine, this is a great place for visitors to try their hand at a variety of water sports from scuba diving to windsurfing. As if this in itself isn’t enough, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ephesus, Pamukkale and Hierapolis are not too far away either.
A little further down the Mediterranean Coast, closer to Antalya lies the blissful resort of Kemer. Kemer offers all of the luxuries one might expect and is tailored to those seeking an adult break. Club Med holidays to Turkey offer a unique take on the traditional European holiday, offering a great depth of historical interest and some more exotic cuisine ' Kemer is a prime example of how well this can work.
In addition to the relaxation of the coastal resort, visitors can plan to visit the city of Istanbul which is full of hidden gems. This city is where Europe and Asia meet and is perhaps the most unique city in the world for that very reason.
Belek is situated on what is known as the Turkish Riviera and sits just the other side of Antalya from Kemer. Another high-end resort, what draws visitors to stay at Belek is the prestigious golf course which surrounds it. If you’re looking for somewhere with a spectacular climate and some of the finest luxury facilities in Europe, then Belek is one to put on your radar.
Particularly notable in the Belek area is something which will hopefully become apparent shortly after you reach the long and beautiful stretch of beach. The area is known for being home to sea turtles ' some of the most unique and humbling creatures on the planet ' offering a truly unique holiday experience.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post