Turkey is a fantastic travel destination with a wealth of gorgeous locations. From beautiful seaside beaches to buzzing cities or peaceful resorts set in idyllic surroundings, it really has it all. Add delicious cuisine into the mix and it’s the perfect travel destination!
To help inspire your next Turkish travel adventure, we’ve partnered with international visa bureau E-visa.co.uk to round up our favourite, must-visit destinations in Turkey.
Home to unique cave dwellings, which have been transformed into one-of-a-kind hotels, it’s a truly magical place and a feast for the eyes. If spending a night in a stylish cave isn’t one for your travel bucket list, we don’t know what is!
Key sights to see in Cappadoccia include the Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum, Derinkuyu and Gulludere (Rose) Valley.
For a selection of cave hotels to stay at in Cappadoccia visit, Booking.com.
With over 15 million inhabitants, this thriving metropolis is the fourth most populous city proper in the world by population. If you’ve ever strolled the streets at night, which are teeming with people going for a stroll, you can experience the action first hand.
Key sights to see in Istanbul include Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern.
During our visit we stayed at The Titanic Golden Horn, a stylish 5-star hotel only 10 minutes from the main attractions.
This seaside destination is perfect for those in search of sun, sea and relaxation. Think stunning turquoise waters fringed by pine trees and you get the idea. Beach lovers must visit Oludeniz, which is famous for its blue lagoon and the white sands of Belcekiz Beach. If you’re looking for a fabulous all-inclusive resort, we loved the Club & Hotel Letoonia, located on a wonderful, green peninsula in Fethiye.
During our visit, we stayed at the Castle Resort & Spa Hotel, an adults only boutique hotel with some of the best sandy beaches on the southwest coast.
Polat Thermal Hotel.
Top travel tips for Turkey – Things to know before you go
Did you know that tourists now require a visa to visit Turkey? Since 2018, visitors are no longer able to apply for an e-visa at the airport kiosks on arrival in the country. To make your trip as hassle-free as possible, purchase your e-visa Turkey online before you go, to avoid any issues when you arrive at your destination in Turkey.
The Turkish government advises that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey and that there is a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps.
The local currency is the Turkish lira. We recommend purchasing currency at your bank before you leave for ease.
Ready to visit Turkey? For more information visit, https://www.goturkeytourism.com/.
*This post was sponsored by E-visa.co.uk.
We've rounded our favourite places to inspire your visit to Turkey.