If you are planning on taking a holiday in Turkey, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. The stunning city of Istanbul, with its stunning architecture and vibrant atmosphere, is a real highlight, as are the sights to be seen at classical ruins such as Pergamum, Troy, Ephesus. But aside from the attractions on offer for cultural tours and city breaks, Turkey continues to draw in visitors for one reason above all others – the coastline.
The Turkish Riviera is a truly stunning stretch of coast. With blazing sunshine during the spring and summer, beautiful beaches, and a chic selection of resorts, it is one of the most enjoyable places for a beach holiday in Europe. Whether you are looking for a secluded and romantic getaway or a bustling resort for a family holiday in Turkey, you can be sure that there will be a resort to suit your needs – here are five of the very best resorts for your holiday to Turkey…
For keen golfers on a Turkish holiday, there is only one resort that should be considered. Belek has been deliberately crafted to be a golfer’s paradise, with half a dozen golf courses within the resort itself. But there’s more than just championship level golf here – there is a blue flag beach, and the resort has won awards for how well the development fits in with the natural surroundings.
Olu Deniz is home to the most beautiful beach in Turkey, a stunning unspoilt lagoon beach that gives the resort its name. This resort is especially popular with families on holiday in Turkey, as the resort offers family friendly bathing and a relaxed atmosphere.
Located close to bustling Mamaris, Fethiye offers its visitors a quite different atmosphere. This charming market town is filled with character, and the local waters make it an outstanding destination for scuba diving. It features perhaps the best resort beach in Turkey, and if you crave the night life of Marmaris, the neighbouring resort is only a short walk away along a delightful promenade.
This resort was developed for holidaying Turks, and it offers the rare pleasure of a Turkish holiday resort that has been designed in traditional style. Development has been tightly controlled to avoid unsightly high rise hotels, and the resort is a picturesque delight of little wooden hotels surrounded by eucalyptus trees.
For history buffs looking to combine culture and coastal relaxation on a holiday to Turkey, Antalya is likely to be the destination of choice. Not only is it a delightful town, with old winding streets, traditional architecture, a beautiful marina and a outstanding little beach, it is also close to some of the best cultural attractions in the country – the ruins of Pamphylia and the ancient theatres at Side and Aspendos are all within easy reach of Antalya.
No matter what kind of Turkish holiday you want, whether you are after culture or clubs, family entertainment or a romantic atmosphere, you can guarantee that one of these resorts will be perfect for you.