Luxury Turkey Holidays

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Guide to Luxury Holidays in Turkey

If you come for the glorious weather, superb beaches, and excellent resorts, you'll end up staying for the mouth-watering cuisine and welcoming locals. On luxury holidays in Turkey, you can visit world-famous ruins and culture-rich cities, or explore the nation's sleepy villages, rugged landscapes and spectacular coastline.

A unique and intriguing mix of Eastern and Western tradition, Turkey offers dazzling diversity everywhere you look. There are atmospheric cities packed full of historical attractions, seaside resorts with idyllic golden sand beaches, sleepy villages where life moves at a slower pace, and vast mountain ranges that will take your breath away. Wherever you end up though, you'll be greeted by the wide smiles of the Turkish people, who take great pride in their country's past and present.

This is especially evident when it comes to their cuisine, which takes you to the heart of Turkish culture more than anything else. From Aegean vegetables to Anatolian kebabs, eating well is a time-honoured custom. No matter whether you're discovering the origins of the Ottomon empire in Istanbul, touring the ancient Roman ruins in Fethiye, sun-bathing from dusk till dawn in Marmaris, exploring the buzzing bazaars of the Aegean Coast, or bathing in the warm therapeutic waters at Pamukkale, Turkey's abundant attractions will continually amaze and inspire. It truly is a country of visual, cultural, and heart-warming appeal.

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With such a vast country comes a variable climate, which changes from region to region, and season to season. The best months for a beach holiday in the Aegean or the Mediterranean coast are from June to late-September. Highs in the 30s degrees are typical, but brisk sea breezes provide much-needed natural cooling.

To see the sights of Istanbul, consider visiting between April and May or October and November. You'll still benefit from warm and sunny days but the weather is more comfortable for sightseeing tours during these months.

British passport holders need a visa to enter Turkey, which can be bought through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website. Cruise ship passengers can stay for up to 72 hours without a visa. Visit GOV.UK for more information.

From 'meyhanes taverns' where meze is eaten to sound of live music, to traditional 'ocakbaşıs' restaurants serving the finest meat kebabs, Turks love to eat out. On the weekends this is especially so, and making a reservation is a must if you plan to eat at high-end restaurants.

Turkish cuisine is inspired and influenced by Central Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean culinary traditions. Although a secular state, it is considered polite for visitors to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages in public during the period of Ramadan.

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