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Luxury Turkey Holidays

Beaches and bazaars


Turkey is a real fusion of east and west, and of old and new. Ancient ruins sit just a few kilometres from contemporary hotels, Ottoman mosques stand next to Roman forts, and modern shopping malls spring up next to traditional bazaars.

Beaches are big business here, with stretches of sand and fine shingle edging the coastline. A lot of hotels will have their own private beach, but you can also find plenty of quiet unspoilt spots if you venture a little way out of the resorts. Head away from the coast, and you can discover hillside hamlets and walk and cycle through shady pine forests.

You'll find plenty in the way of history, too, from Lycian tombs carved into cliff faces to the huge mountainside theatre in the ancient city of Termessos.

It's easy to get a taster of local life here, whether it's tucking in to a dinner of Turkish specialities, sipping a glass of sweet apple tea, or haggling for handmade textiles in a bazaar.
Our pick of the top hotels in Turkey
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

The Marmara Bodrum

Aegean Coast, Bodrum

LUX* Bodrum Resort & Residences

Aegean Coast, Bodrum

Gloria Golf Resort

Mediterranean Coast, Belek

Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort

Mediterranean Coast, Belek

Gloria Serenity Resort

Mediterranean Coast, Belek

Dionysos Hotel

Turquoise Coast, Kumlubuk
Destinations in Turkey
Aegean Coast
The pine-topped peninsulas and swooping sandy bays of the Aegean Coast curve around Turkey’s south-west coast, practically a stone’s throw away from the Greek Islands.
Mediterranean Coast
The Mediterranean Coast swoops along the Gulf of Antalya, where you’ll find a coastline chock-full of impossibly luxurious beachside hotels and world-class golf resorts.
Turquoise Coast
The Turquoise Coast stars some of the most photo-ready places in Turkey, from the Blue Lagoon to Fethiye’s sun-bleached beaches. Of course, it’s all framed by luminous blue waters.
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Luxury family holidays in Turkey

With its vibrant culture of East meets West, stunning coastline and famously friendly hospitality, family holidays in Turkey have been popular for years. Spend your days ordering food straight to your lounger on the beach, try out some of the water sports and activities or enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. 

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Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Turkey is approximately 4 hours.

When to go

There are no two ways about it – Turkey is hot. Summers top 30°C, with an average of 12 hours of sunshine a day and virtually no rain. The coast is cooled by sea breezes, which are particularly welcome in the mid-summer months. Spring and autumn are good times to go, averaging a thoroughly beach-ready mid-20s with plenty of sunshine and blue skies.

Visa Information

British citizens need a visa to enter Turkey. It costs 20 US dollars, and you can apply online before you travel. Your Trusted Adviser can let you know how.


In restaurants in Turkey it’s common to leave 10-15% as a tip, unless service charge is included – make sure you check your bill carefully. Round up the fare when paying your taxi driver, although it’s not necessary to tip a dolmus driver. In the very popular Turkish baths, you should tip the masseuse between 10-20%.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Turkey is Turkish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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