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Turkey

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If you haven’t been to or even considered Turkey yet for your holiday then you are missing out!

Full of a rich culture there is plenty to see and do whichever coast you choose.

With the Black Sea in the North and Mediterranean Sea in the south, Turkey is the bridge between Europe and Asia!

Its full of the most delicious cuisine and warm hospitality from the Turkish people. We promise it won’t disappoint.

Currency

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Currency in Turkey is Turkish Lira (TL). Yet in most tourist areas Euros are also accepted as are USD depending on the area you are.

Generally, it’s recommended though to use Turkish Lira as you will get more for your money. ATMs are available across the country but please be aware that they may charge extra for their usage.

Always double check with your bank before you travel.

Traveller’s cheques are not advised in Turkey as they can be very difficult to cash.

Weather

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Weather varies depending on which area you are in.  Along the Mediterranean coast in Antalya, weather rarely gets too cold

During winter the average low is 17oc In the coldest month which is January.  Even in January the area still enjoys lovely sunny days with more than 300 days of sunshine a year!

Summer runs from May until the beginning of September! July and August being the most humid.

Language

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Language in Turkey is Turkish which is spoken by 90% of the population. Other minority languages include Kurdish, Arabic, Circassian, Greek, Armenian and Judezmo

Cuisine

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Heritage of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cuisine is full of mouthwatering dishes and delicious flavoursome food! While dishes vary completely from each city where ever you are your in for a treat.

Breakfast is an important meal of the day, the whole family come together for it. Generally, it consists of cucumber, tomatoes, cheeses, olives and butter in honey. There is also nuts, small stuffed bread (pogaca) or simit, a pan of eggs and a pot of fresh Turkish tea (cay).

Eggs are usually eaten from the pan with fresh bread as are other one-pot dishes.

Evening meals are also a big event and again eaten with all the family. Meals consist of meals such as rice, stuffed vine leaves and fresh soups. lahmacun (Turkish thin pizza), bean stews are also popular.

We recommended to taste and experience the traditional Turkish food if dining out.

Coasts of Turkey

Dalaman

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Dalaman is a district along the south-west coast of Turkey and also the name of a town within that district.

Also known as ‘the turquoise coast’ it has been attracting visitors for thousands of years! And was even a popular destination to for the Greek gods.

You can bathe in the natural mud baths & thermal springs in Dalyan. Visit the popular blue lagoon in Oludeniz or take a trip to one of the local water parks. Walks around Saklikent gorge to the waterfall are also popular.

Whichever resort you choose you will have plenty to do.

Popular resorts in the Dalaman area are Calis, Dalyan, Fethiye, Icmeler, Kalkan, Marmaris, Oludeniz and Ovicak.

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Bodrum

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A stunning town along Turkeys Mediterranean coast features twin bays with views of Bodrum castle.

It is a large medieval fortress with stones from Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world!

Built from 1402 onward and you can walk around it both inside and out.  Here you will also find one of the seven wonders of the world! The Tomb of Mausolus (The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus)

Day trips to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia, and are all within easy reach from Bodrum.

Popular resorts in the province of Bodrum are Altinkum, Bodrum Resort, Gumbet, Kusadasi, and Torba.

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Antalya

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Antalya has a wealth of breath-taking beaches, ancient temples & ruins. You will also find stunning mountains with fantastic walks and beautiful seaside towns.

Located in the south of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast there is plenty to see and do here.

Take a trip to Kemer and see the loggerhead turtles hatch on the beach in Cirali. Or Explore the ruins of the old city of Olympus.

Grab some bargains in Antalya city at the old Bazaar in Kaleici or visit the marina and have a Turkish cay!

Kaleici marina is overlooking the stunning views of the harbour.

Further along the coast, you can see the long stretch of Cleopatra’s beach in Alanya! Or travel further and visit the large amphitheatre in Side.

If you enjoy golf then there are many hotels in the resort of Belek that have superb courses.

Resorts in Antalya are Alanya, Belek, Kemer, Lara Beach, Alanya and Side.

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