A transcontinental country with a diverse cultural heritage, Turkey never fails to delight its visitors. It was ruled by many empires in the past at different times and is a leading destination in Europe with regards to art. Although it is a nation that is predominantly Muslim, thousands of Christians flock to this region for pilgrimage. Over the past couple of decades, tourism has grown considerably in Turkey and is now a major part of its economy.
Eating out in Turkey
During your visit to Turkey, you would certainly get to taste Menemen, a traditional dish eaten for breakfast in the country. It is served with bread and prepared using scrambled eggs that are cooked in sautéed vegetables. Kofte is a Turkish staple, made of ground beef or lamb rolled into fine balls. You can get the chance to enjoy the traditional delicacies during your Turkey holidays in the Ulus 20 and Sunset Istanbul restaurants.
Tourist attractions in Turkey
Hagia Sophia is one particular museum in Turkey that gives you an insight into the might and power of the old Constantinople. A visit to Pamukkale gives you the chance to witness the pure white travertine terraces of this natural wonder. You can also visit the mighty ruin of Ephesus, one of the ancient Roman cities. If you wish to take a break from sightseeing, get to the Iztuzu and Kaputas beaches to spend some relaxed moments on their amazing sands.
Fun activities in Turkey
Paragliding can be experienced from the summit of Babadag Mountain located close to the inlet of Oludeniz. You can go trekking on the Kackar Mountains by carrying your own tent and food. The Koprulu and Dalaman rivers are ideal for enjoying white water rafting. Water skiing, parasailing and kayaking are some of the other activities that you can enjoy in Turkey. Shopping can be great fun at the shops lined up in the Grand Bazaar.
A lively nightlife awaits you after dark during your holidays to Turkey as it has a variety of entertainment spots for tourists. You can try different drinks, enjoy live music, and dance to some exciting tunes with other revellers. The different types of bars, restaurants and nightclubs offer several choices for travellers to have a fun-filled night. Among the famous clubs in Turkey is Reina, which is often visited by affluent people. Some tourists are reminded of the nightclubs visited during their cheap holidays to indonesia while partying in this club.
Accommodation in Turkey
Different types of hotel stays are available for tourists, ranging from five-star accommodations to the modest rooms provided by budget hotels. For tourists seeking cheaper accommodations, there are some low-cost hostels in the country. Travellers can also choose to stay in apartments rented on a short-term basis. Getting around in Turkey is made easier with the help of metro trains, buses, trams, minibuses and taxis.
Festivals in Turkey
The Seker Bayrami is celebrated following the holy month of Ramadan by the Muslims. Festival of Sacrifice is celebrated for four days in this part of the world. The Istanbul International Film Festival is held in the city of Istanbul every year featuring films and documentaries. The New Year is welcomed by everyone in Turkey with great celebrations. Oil wrestling is held near Edirne in late June or early July with competitors coming from different parts of the country.
Best time to visit Turkey
Peak season in Turkey is summer, which witnesses a hike in hotel rates as well as temperatures. Winters are characterised by a significant dip in temperatures and the atmosphere remains cold and snowy. Considering these factors, the best time to visit Turkey would be from the month of September to November. Crowds of travellers are lesser around this time of the year, and you can get reduced room rates in hotels. The all inclusive holidays to Turkey offered by Lowest2 gives you the chance to have greater savings for your trip.
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