Destination Information for Turkey
Turkey is a vast country on the Mediterranean, connecting Eastern Europe and Western Asia, and this cultural mix is shown throughout the range of influences within Turkey itself. There are huge cosmopolitan cities and sleepy fishing villages, popular beachside resorts and remote areas of wilderness. Turkey is home to plenty of historically significant sites, and Istanbul, as the country’s largest city, is brimming with mosques and churches as well as bazaars and cafes. The second largest city, and the capital, is Ankara, in Central Anatolia. Whether you’re heading to Turkey on a package holiday to relax and enjoy the weather and beautiful beaches, or you’re an independent traveller keen to explore the less commercial side of the country, Turkey is filled with culture, colour and tradition.
The Turkish people are extremely friendly and welcoming, whether you’re enjoying a traditional Turkish coffee or haggling at a local market or bazaar. High season coincides with the British summer, when resort prices are highest, as is the temperature. For an alternative Turkish holiday, you could head to the mountains inland between October and April, and enjoy some of the various winter sporting opportunities available.