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.
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.
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Expect glorious sunshine in the summer months, and mild temperatures during the winter.
Average flight time
Average flight time from the UK to Bodrum or Izmir airports is 4-5 hrs.
Turkey is best for...
Holidays in Turkey are great for sun worshippers, culture vultures and adventure seekers.
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.
Turkish food is wide in variation, going far beyond the familiar kebab – and is widely regarded 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.
The language spoken in Turkey is Turkish.
The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TL)
Turkey is 2 hours ahead of UK time.
Bodrum or Izmir are the main airports for the Aegean region.
Further Turkish tourist information can be found at www.goturkey.com
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for advice.