Luxury holidays in Turkey
- Turkey Luxury holidays
Turkey is a land of contrasts, with several different climatic zones due to its specific landscape and geographical features, and also several different cultural heritages all contributing to a diverse modern nation ruled as a democracy. It is also still growing in popularity as a holiday destination, following several decades of rapid growth in tourism; for most visitors, this means there is still plenty to discover in the country, whether during a first-time break there, or a return to a destination that you have enjoyed during a luxury holiday in the past.
Relax on the Turkish Riviera
The Turkish Riviera is the name given to the stretch of coastline containing most of the main tourist resorts. Reaching along the western coast of Turkey, it takes in Antalya, Mugla, Aydin, Izmir and Mersin to a greater or lesser extent. Within these provinces there are around 60 different communities, from tiny villages to larger resorts and cities, and well known tourism hotspots like Bodrum, Kalkan and Marmaris. According to legend, Mark Antony chose the Turkish Riviera for Cleopatra as a wedding gift - and perhaps surprisingly, the small town of Patara, near to Demre, was the birthplace of St Nicholas, he of the Santa Claus legend.
Take in Turkey's Wonders
Not just Turkey, but the Turkish Riviera in particular, has two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; or at least, their ruins. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, close to modern-day Selcuk, was famed for its grandeur and described as one of the most beautiful works of architecture ever to see the light of the sun. Meanwhile, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus stood some 45m tall, and gave its name to all above-ground tombs that have been constructed since.
When should I visit Turkey?
Turkey's climate varies depending on your location, from a warm Mediterranean climate in the west, to a cooler semi-arid climate and temperate continental climate inland, combined with a Mediterranean or humid continental climate. What does this mean? In the west, hot dry summers and cold winters; away from the coast, a typical continental climate with clearly defined seasons, with less of a Mediterranean influence as the coastal mountains prevent this effect from reaching far inland. The best option is to check your intended destination and your planned time of visit, and determine the local climate at that time of year.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays offer all the perks of your usual holiday and a whole lot more. If you want to experience the best in therapeutic treatments, take a trip to your hotel’s plush spa. To kick-start your day in the true Turkish way, indulge in a traditional Turkish tea or coffee at breakfast. With a luxury holiday you’ll have access to the best in accommodations and experiences - making it well worth the cost. Turkey is well known for its boutique hotels and laid back vibes, which have made it the luxury holiday destination it is today. It’s history, art, and culture attract many too, along with the fantastic outdoors and water sports activities.