When looking to book your next dream family holiday to Turkey, you might feel overwhelmed by the number of holiday resorts on offer. With 16 million tourists visiting per year, Turkey is one of the most sought-after travel locations in Europe. One of the main reasons that it’s such a popular tourist destination is its eclectic supply of holiday resorts.
These spots are perfect for big families with little ones to entertain, as well as couples who want to have plenty of activities at their disposal. With so many resorts to choose from, it can be hard to know which area will be best suited to your personal needs. So which tourist resorts are the best to visit for your next trip to Turkey? In this latest blog post, we dive into three of the best holiday resorts that Turkey has to offer.
Alanya is the perfect place to kick back and unwind. Located along the Turkish Riviera, this resort is the very definition of sun, sea and sand. Just a stone’s throw from the city centre you’ll find Kleopatra Beach, one of the most popular seaside spots in the region. Though it can get crowded, this 2km sandy stretch is perfect for a family day out, with all the facilities you’d expect from a world-class resort.
If you’re looking to complete a bit of sightseeing, the resort gives you access to plenty of museums and small markets to take in the area’s rich culture. For the history buffs among you, Alanya Castle is a must-visit. Here, you can soak up thousands of years of history, along with the mesmerising views that’re on offer in this gorgeous part of the country. After all that time travelling, we won’t blame you for stopping off at the beach for a cooling dip or a sunset cocktail.
Side is located within mountains, rivers and beaches on Turkey’s beautiful southern coast, just an hour’s drive from Alanya. This one is truly for the nature lovers. Here, you’ll have the chance to explore the ancient cultures and landscapes, with plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and energising hikes throughout the countryside. Speaking of energising, if you love an active lifestyle, you’ll also love the array of watersports on offer during your stay.
Marmaris allows you to hop along multiple islands and feel like you are in a Mediterranean paradise. Truly indulge in the island lifestyle with a choice of laid-back and relaxing beach activities. When looking to explore local culture, take a trip to Marmaris Castle, or a voyage to Rhodes island in Greece which is only an hour’s boat ride away. Marmaris also has a few waterparks to keep the youngest members of your holiday party entertained and cooled down on hotter days.
The little ones will also delight in learning about the vast range of tours that set off from Mamaris. Rafting, fishing, quad biking, horse riding – there is so much to see and do here, you can guarantee the dreaded holiday boredom won’t set in until the plane journey home.
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