AEGEAN COAST

TURKEY

Straddled between eastern Europe and western Asia, Turkey is a vast and varied country boasting mystical landscapes and natural wonders.  Its rich history blends seamlessly with a succession of modern cities to create a cosmopolitan holiday destination.

TURKEY FAST FACTS

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10 - 34ºC

Average Temperatures

Warm summers & mild winters

Expect glorious sunshine in the summer months, and mild temperatures during the winter.

4-5 hrs

Average flight time

From the UK

Average flight time from the UK to Bodrum or Izmir airports is 4-5 hrs.

For who?

Turkey is best for...

Sun, History and adventure lovers

Holidays in Turkey are great for sun worshippers, culture vultures and adventure seekers.

WHERE SUN & CULTURE COLLIDE

Turkey is bordered by four different seas, one of which is the Aegean where you will find inviting, translucent waters, miles of white sandy beaches and amazing sunsets. A major beach town on the western Aegean coast is Kusadasi, a popular stop-off for visitors to the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes) and the fortified Byzantine castle on Pigeon Island.

This is a truly fascinating part of the world, both culturally and historically. Your to-do list will be plentiful: from outdoor activities, natural wonders, blue voyage tours, historical places and religious sites to shopping alternatives, entertainment and nightlife, and world heritage sites.

CLC WORLD RESORTS

IN TURKEY

The very best of Turkey’s Aegean Coast can be all yours when you stay at either Kusadasi Golf & Spa resort or Apollonium Spa & Beach resort. This is a part of the world that inspires picture-postcards – white sands, the inviting turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, pine-clad mountains and historic monuments.

On both resorts you will find spacious sun terraces, endless pools, great food and indulgent spa treatments – even a championship 18 hole golf course (at Kusadasi) – which combine to make lasting holiday memories you’ll want to experience time and time again.

APOLLONIUM SPA & BEACH
KUSADASI GOLF & SPA

Food & Drink in Turkey

Turkish food is wide in variation, going far beyond the familiar kebab – and is widely regarding as being among the best in the world thanks to its central Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. Meat is a large component of the Turkish diet, with lamb featuring heavily and dishes tend to be fragrantly spiced. Vegetarians are easily catered for, as meze – a selection of sauces, dips and vegetables – can be found on almost every menu.

In Turkish restaurants, it’s not uncommon for visitors to enter the kitchen and choose from the pots if they don’t understand the names of the dishes. For a taste of home, a wide range of British dishes can be found along the coast.

THINGS TO DO

THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

We recommend:

  • The Marina at Kusadasi
  • Visit the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Bartering at a Turkish Bazaar
  • Playing golf in Turkey
  • Day trip to the ‘cotton castle’ of Pammukale
  • Take a lazy day boat trip
  • A day out at Dilek National Park

More fast facts

Language

Turkish

The language spoken in Turkey is Turkish.

Currency

Turkish Lira (TL)

The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TL)

Time Zone

GMT +2

Turkey is 2 hours ahead of UK time.

Fly to:

Bodrum or Izmir

Bodrum or Izmir are the main airports for the Aegean region.

Tourist info

Turkey info

Further Turkish tourist information can be found at www.goturkey.com

Visa & Health

Recommendation

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for advice.