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Turkey Holidays

Turkey boasts incredible landscapes and natural wonders. It is most commonly known as a great destination for relaxing beach holidays but it also offers many sporting activities, some of the world's most important ancient monuments and delicious national cuisine.


This is the perfect choice for a holiday surrounded by sea, sun, sand and more. Along with a cultural heritage deeply rooted in history, Antalya's offers a unique beauty, pristine beaches, colourful entertainment venues and rich cultural festivals.


Izmir is the third-largest city in Turkey with a history that stretches back to around 3000 BC. Set on the coast in a large bay and surrounded by mountains Izmir is a mixture of old and new with an atmosphere more of Mediterranean Europe than traditional Turkey.

What to see in Turkey?

Turkey is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with its rich culture and fascinating history, this destination provides its visitors with something new every time they visit. From the magnificence of the Blue Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace to Galata Tower, Turkey is teeming with adventure everywhere you turn!

The world-famous Blue Mosque opened in 1616 and is renowned for its tower-like minarets and collection of domes. Built to rival the Byzantine structure of Hagia Sofia, the complex was constructed around an enormous internal courtyard featuring flowers and garlands, it is also home to over 20,000 delicate blue Iznik tiles placed in intricate patterns, hence the name 'Blue Mosque'.

Home to the Sultans between 1856 and 1922, the Dolmabahce Palace is the epitome of opulence with European stylings influencing the exterior and mid-Victorian luxury taking centre stage throughout the interior rooms - Queen Victoria even gifted the Sultans the world's largest chandelier; adorned with gilt, marble, and crystal.

If you're wanting to capture the perfect panoramic shot of Istanbul, then head to The Galata Tower. With no booking required, it's the perfect place to visit and experience the history of the city. With nine stories to explore and organised like a museum, there's plenty for you to discover throughout your visit. Constructed in 1348, it was once the tallest structure in the city for centuries and still dominates the skyline north of the Golden Horn.

Entry Requirements

From October 29, self-service e-visa kiosks and Wi-Fi areas at Turkish airports will no longer be available.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its Turkey travel advice to reflect the changes on Tuesday (October 23).

Currently, visitors to Turkey can apply for a $20 (£15) e-visa upon arrival using one of the arrival kiosks.

Turkish e-visas are valid for up to a maximum of 90 days across multiple stays during a 180-day period from the date of issue.

Travellers can apply for their e-visa in advance from Turkey's official e-visa portal,

Said the FCO: "From October 29, 2018, self-service e-visa kiosks and Wi-Fi areas where visitors can apply for an e-Visa on arrival will no longer be available in Turkish airports; you must apply for your e-visa before you travel."

Blue Bay Platinum Hotel

Blue Bay Platinum Hotel

Marmaris, Turkey
Grand Yazici Bodrum

Grand Yazici Bodrum

Bodrum, Turkey
Mandarin Resort Bodrum

Mandarin Resort Bodrum

Bodrum, Turkey
Side Crown Serenity

Side Crown Serenity

Side, Turkey

Resorts in Turkey

Antalya Holidays Antalya is one of Turkey's biggest towns and is the capital of the region. With an unbeatable climate, a rich culture and history, many dining options and charming beach front, a trip...

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Bodrum Holidays Whitewashed houses and bougainvillea-lined streets provide the backdrop for the popular seaside retreat of Bodrum. The quaint mix of the historical, cosmopolitan and traditional elements...

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Cesme is located on the Turkey's western coastline and is about 90km from Izmir. The resort is famed for its golden sandy beaches, bordered by the clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea and makes a fantastic...

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Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey with a history that stretches back to around 3000 BC. Set on the coast in a large bay and surrounded by mountains Izmir is a mixture of old and new with an atmosphere...

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Marmaris is a popular tourist resort on the south-western coast of Turkey, located along the Turkish Riviera. The warm summers make it an ideal place for tourists, especially with the beautiful sandy beaches...

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Turgutreis sits on the south-west of Turkey, around 60 minutes from Bodrum Airport. It is the second largest town in the area of Bodrum and is popular with tourists for its restaurants, bars and sandy...

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Why holiday in Turkey?

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Average Flying Time

4 hours

Spoken Language(s)

Turkish, English

Visa (UK Passport Holders)

British citizens visiting Turkey for tourist or business purposes can travel without a visa for stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Visitors of other nationalities should contact the Turkish embassy for information.