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Beaches and Bazaars

One of the most popular tourist destinations year on year, Turkey has perfect beaches, friendly people and is brilliant value for money.

You can get cheap accommodation right in the heart of the action or kick back in 5* luxury resorts - The culture here is vast, and the food plentiful, fill yourself on generous portions of Hummus, kebabs or seafood and drink Raki by the jug, as offered to you by friendly restaurant owners.

Turkey has a place for everyone from young party goers, backpackers and couples to families and groups, so head outside the Eurozone this year for a holiday with a difference!

Dalaman

This stunning region of Turkey is surrounded by pine clad mountains, lined with golden beaches and littered with villages to explore.

Visit the popular resort of Olu Deniz and its blue lagoon or hang out in Fethiye's harbour, take a boat trip or just wander around the shops / bars as per your preference. More information on Dalaman

Antalya

Antalya is Turkey's biggest international sea resort and is the third most visited city in the world, with 10.5 million annual visitors so it must be doing something right! With resorts such as Side it is great for family holidays as you will have plenty to see and do here! More information on Antalya

Bodrum

A bustling city full of history - must see things here are Bodrum Castle and the Mausoleum. Just 10 minutes away, take a trip to Gumbet Beach and add a little relaxation to your city break. Bodrum is also close enough to the Greek Islands of Kos and Santorini to take a day trip should you wish to have a more multi-centre holiday! More information on Bodrum

Istanbul

This enchanting city full of intrigue will have you inspired within minutes of arriving. You can smell the fresh baklava and spices in the air and imagine having an Aladdin-esque adventure on a magic carpet above the souks. Great for a weekend break or as part of a longer holiday to Turkey, you can't help but fall in love with the chatty people and bustling markets here. More information on Istanbul

Turkey Fact file

Flying time from UK: 4.5 hours Currency: Lira Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer 37Cº (77Fº). Sunny Days a Year: +300 days.

Top tip: Learn how to haggle at the markets as you can get some real bargains by knowing the tips and tricks (as well as having a little bit of banter with the locals!!)

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