The sweeping bay of Marmaris, which has welcomed guests such as the Mark Anthony throughout its long history, is today known for its fabulous beach holiday potential. Sandwiched between one of the world's largest natural harbours, and backed by pine-clad mountains, this is a lively town, with highlights that include a labrynthine bazaar and an entrancing nightlife.
Look beyond the looming skyscrapers of Turkey's capital and you'll see a culturally-rich, thoroughly charming city. Explore its cobblestone lanes lined with antique stores, learn more about Turkish history at the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, and wander around the Ankara Citadel - where old fortress walls protect the 12th-century Alaettin Mosque.
The remarkable pools of Pamukkale are a beautiful sight to behold. Gleaming white travertine terraces are filled with deep-blue mineral-rich water, which promise the ultimate in natural healing. The Pamukkale pools, along with the ancient ruins of the nearby Hierapolis, have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and are in the top ten of Turkey's most photographed attractions.
Dalaman and dramatic sunsets go hand in hand. The region's beaches are home to fascinating wildlife (like loggerhead turtles), along with plenty of opportunities for water sports and, naturally, a spot of sunbathing. Kick back and admire plush marinas and enjoy life at a slower pace in one of Turkey's most loved destinations.
Istanbul is where worlds collide. Spanning Europe and Asia, Turkey's biggest city features swanky restaurants and hip nightclubs, which sit happily alongside Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques. Essential itinerary items include the Grand Bazaar's labyrinth of 4000 shops, the Blue Mosque, and the stunning Hagia Sophia - a museum with glittering mosaics of biblical scenes.