The right recipe
Turkey enjoys a melting pot of influences, making it one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Elaborate mosques jostle for space with ancient Roman temples, while traditional spice markets lie in the shadow of designer shopping malls. And then there’s the cuisine – a fusion of Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern.
A sun-soaked coastline
Turkey’s mountainous northern coast is virtually untouched by tourism thanks to its long rainy season. But the Mediterranean coast is a completely different story. Its postcard-worthy beaches and lively seaside towns have made it a real holiday hotspot, so get ready for non-stop memorable experiences around the resorts.
The Greeks, Romans and Ottomans are just some of the bygone civilisations to leave their stamp on the country, from crumbling temples to walled cities. Some of the best archaeological sites are a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean resorts around Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman, making it well worth exploring.