Last Minute Holidays to Turkey
Turkey holidays have so much more to offer
The initial draw of late deals to Turkey is the fantastic Mediterranean climate, which is at its best between April and October with clear skies and warm glistening seas.
Turkey is the meeting point of eastern and western cultures and combines the modern with the traditional to offer amazing budget holidays to suit the taste of everyone.
Cheap last minute holidays to Turkey give you such variety with their choice of beaches bathed in glorious sunshine, perfect for total relaxation or braving the many exciting water sports and boat trips on offer throughout its regions. The backdrop of breathtaking leafy mountain views and the amazing sunsets just add to the appeal of last minute holidays in Turkey.
Quick Turkey Tips
Raki is the national drink in Turkey. It looks like water but is 45% alcohol
When visiting a mosque, dress modestly and take off your shoes before entering
Try the much-loved simit (sesame encrusted bread ring).
The Turkish currency is the Lira
Visit Istanbul for some cultural highlights.
Explore the different regions of Turkey
are the main Turkish holiday regions that are becoming increasingly popular with British tourists year on year. Holidaymakers flock to see the ancient treasures and historical ruins that can be visited on excursions both on land and by boat, as well as the ancient castles, natural beauties and breathtaking marinas filled with gullets and yachts.
Each region offers a choice of great accommodation and facilities, varied excursions, a large range of entertainment and fantastic value for money, not to mention the world renowned glorious beaches perfect for long lazy days. When looking for last minute holidays to the sun, Turkey has to be high on the list.
A varied selection of beach holidays
Holidaymakers flock to the many seaside resorts in Turkey, with Belek and Side being popular in the Antalya Region, lively Marmaris and stunning Olu Deniz are firm favourites in the Dalaman Region, whilst Gumbet and Turgutreis lead the way for the Bodrum Region. To the west of the Bodrum Region and by many deemed to be in the Izmir Region of Turkey, Kusadasi is a hot favourite with youngsters looking to take advantage of cheap late deals to Turkey, and families who enjoy the benefits of the all inclusive hotels.
Groups of friends, stags and hens tend to enjoy the party atmosphere that Gumbet, Marmaris and Kusadasi, amongst others can provide.
Turkey is also becoming a popular city break destination with tourists taking advantage of cheap flights to Turkey, in particular Istanbul, the only city in the world to be situated on two separate continents, spanning both Europe and Asia. Here you can soak up the architecture, history and culture along with the fantastic array of shopping centres, restaurants and nightlife that create this vibrant city.
Top Places to Visit
Side holidays will take you to a fascinating historical town with wonderful beaches, charming fishing harbour, pretty scenery and great nightlife.
Bodrum holidays will find you enjoying long, gloriously hot summer seasons from May through to October, where temperatures can be expected to reach an average of 30 Celsius.
Icmeler holidays take you to a beautiful resort backed by forests and mountains and lined with palm and eucalyptus trees.
Enjoy traditional emtertainment
The nightlife in Turkey is varied and suitable for families, couples, young and lively as well as the older generation and people wishing to soak up a little more culture and witness the fun of the traditional Turkish belly dancers and entertainers. Eating out is a great experience with a choice of eastern, western and traditional Turkish cuisines on offer all at great value prices. A great accompaniment to any meal in Turkey is the choice of mezes, which combine various salads and starter options, perfectly washed down by a choice of fine wines or local Raki.
Excellent value for money
Late deals to Turkey offer you the chance to experience a holiday of a lifetime close to home at excellent value for money. Your trip would not be complete without visiting one of the local markets or traditional shopping bazaars selling everything from gold, clothing and leather goods to traditional crafts and rugs, where haggling is made fun and is the best way to secure yourself a great deal, along with a lasting reminder of your perfect holiday. You can book cheap last minute holidays to Turkey here online at Latedeals.co.uk.
Culture and history
Spreading over 2 continents has ensured that Turkey has had a very varied and interesting past which is believed to have begun when the Oghuz Turks migrated here from the west at some time around the 11th century AD, forming the Seljuq Empire. The Mongols invaded in 1243 and taking over the country, they began to form small Turkish states. The Ottoman Empire transpired from one of these states and slowly started to assert more and more power. The allies took over following Turkey's defeat in the First World War, and it wasn't until the Ankara government organised a successful war or independence against the allied powers in 1923, that the Republic of Turkey was born.
Best restaurants in Turkey
Sofra Restaurant - Marmaris
This traditional restaurant can be found in Marmaris and serves fantastic traditional dishes that are loved not just by holidaymakers, but by the locals too, what better recommendation can you get when looking for places to eat on Turkey holidays?
Ozman Donna Restaurant - Antalya
When visiting Antalya an evening at this Kebab house is a must. They serve excellent quality kebabs and beautiful fresh salads in very generous proportions and there's always a lovely friendly atmosphere.
Best hotels in Turkey
Olu Deniz Resort-Olu Deniz
Located close to Belcekiz Beach this all inclusive hotel is a twenty minute walk from the famous Blue Lagoon.This accomodation is perfect for families and couples with fantastic amenities.
Club Candan - Marmaris
These self catering apartments provide fantastic facilities for a family holiday.A great swimming pool, waterslides and a action packed activity programme make this accomodation as popular as ever.