Turkey Holidays 2022/2023

If Turkey is part of your holiday vocabulary, you'll know about the endless beaches, ancient ruins and where to find the street carts selling authentic kebabs – practically everywhere! You'll also know that when it comes to sun, sand, and fun, this country has a great deal to offer. As of 2nd March 2020, Turkey holidays no longer require a visa. Find out more Another reason to book your holiday to Turkey!

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The Turkish Riviera

Breathtaking doesn’t even begin to define Turkey’s southwestern coast, where the sands are kissed by both the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea. Miles and miles of beach make way to gently lapping shores whose bath-water temperatures make them easier to enjoy on your holiday.

Known fondly as the Turkish Riviera, with sleek marinas and eye-poppingly blue water, the Antalya region is what beachy dreams are made of, with shores lined with stunning hotels. Sand spots here are well-serviced, too, with bars, sun loungers and umbrellas. And it’s not all about just kicking back and relaxing – though there’s plenty of that – you’ll also find diving centers, watersport rental facilities, and boat cruises for those thrill seekers.

Currency: Turkish Lira

Language: Turkish

Time Difference: GMT +2

Population: 74 million

Religion: Islam


Izmir Region

Izmir is a unique holiday destination. The area offers the best of Turkey's delights – a bustling coastal city, picture-perfect beach resorts, and a rich cultural heritage complete with marble temples and ancient amphitheatres.

Dalaman Region

Holidays in the Dalaman region are no joke – tucked along Turkey's Turquoise Coast, the area is awash in river adventures, relics from the past and delightfully-delicious cuisine, not to mention one of the best beaches in the world.

Bodrum Region

Touted as being a supremely family-friendly destination, your Bodrum holiday promises to be the place to head for impressive beaches, ancient ruins and waterfront dining. There are lots of watersports and boat cruises to keep you busy during the day and enough nightlife to keep you dancing till sunrise.


An Istanbul city break has so much to offer - museums, monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are all on the roster. There’s even a handful of beaches to relax on when exploring gets too tiring! Holidays to Istanbul are filled with culture, and thanks to being split across two continents, there’s always something unique around every corner.

Antalya Region

Underneath the sunshine, the Antalya region sparkles. And it's not just the can-this-be-real beaches – it's the ancient ruins, mountain ranges and glistening waterfalls that make this patch of Turkey so loved by holidaymakers worldwide.

Wonders of the Ancient World

The wonders of a holiday to Turkey isn’t just the beaches – there are historical wonders scattered along the coast as well. Turkey is home to 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as two Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Mausoleum of Mausolus, found in Halicarnassus near Bodrum, and the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, near the region of Izmir.

There are the history-laden towns of Fethiye and Dalyan in the Dalaman region, ancient castles in Bodrum and the Roman ruins of Side. Here, Greek amphitheatres and fascinating museums detail Turkey’s long and winding past.

Speckled around Turkey’s southwestern regions you’ll find a selection of waterparks and animal parks, along with a good choice of low-key spots. Turkish baths are world-renowned and, unsurprisingly, found around nearly every corner in Turkey, offering tense-shouldered holidaymakers a plush robe and a hard-knuckled massage.

Turkey holidays: the height of luxury

With 5* accommodation offering cuisine from all four corners of the world, on-site Turkish baths and hook-ups to some of the best activities in town, you’ll be treating yourself 24 hours a day on your all inclusive holidays to Turkey. With plenty of luxury Turkey holidays to choose between, opt for marbled floors, unique dining areas, and Turkish tradition, with up to 70% off at Holiday Hypermarket.

If, for any reason, glitz and glamour isn’t your style, don’t worry, there are packages such as cheap holidays to Turkey that cover laid-back villas that’ll get you in the thick of city life too.

Turkish delights

Turkish cuisine is a fabulous blend of Mediterranean and Arabic flavours, with enough homemade raki to last a lifetime. At traditional restaurants – locally known as meyhanes – you’ll be doted on with fish caught from the nearby sea, fresh produce and a smattering of mezze plates to help you get your feet wet with the local food.

The bigger the resort, the bigger the selection of food. Alongside Turkish restaurants, you’ll find a healthy helping of British pubs, along with Greek, Indian, Chinese and American food, plus many more cuisines. You’ll also notice the scent of freshly-fried street eats wafting through city avenues – some of the best bites including kebabs and Turkish donuts, which can be enjoyed on-the-go as you sightsee.

Nightlife in Turkey

When the sun goes down in Turkey, many resorts become anything but sleepy. You’ll especially find this in the more metropolitan towns like Kusadasi in Izmir, Marmaris in Dalaman, Bodrum city and Antalya city. You’ll find everything from quiet waterfront couches to lively cocktail bars, all the way to neon-lit dance clubs at your fingertips during your fun-filled holidays to Turkey.

Bazaar wanderings to round off your Turkey Holiday

Don’t be fooled by the term ‘ancient’ Turkish bazaars – they’re alive and well in Turkey’s popular holiday regions, and actually quite modern. Most towns will host weekly markets, if not more. The best finds can be uncovered in the massive market at Turgutreis, or the stalls found in the shadow of Marmaris’ castle. Even just wandering through the stall-lined lanes is an experience in itself.

Merchants manning these local markets are always up for some friendly haggling, so make sure you bring your ‘A’ game when shopping here. If a traditional shopping atmosphere is more your style, some of the larger resorts are privy to big shopping centres, where you’ll find high-end fashion and designer jewellery.

Frequently asked questions about holidays to Turkey

Question: What is the best month to visit Turkey?
Answer: If you’re looking for sun and hot temperatures then Turkey is a great place to visit all year round. With good weather during the early summer months you can explore Turkey and all it has to offer, but you can also travel outside of this time and still experience the beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures.

Question: What months are hottest in Turkey?
Answer: Between the months of June and August you’ll find the hottest temperatures soaring well above 30. You can take in the sun and enjoy warm temperatures without the worry of rain too.

Question: How expensive is a holiday to Turkey?
Answer: Everything you could ever need in a holiday is included with a package holiday to Turkey, giving you the opportunity to merge everything together in an affordable group. Here at Holiday Hypermarket, we ensure that every budget is catered for, meaning that you can find your dream holiday for yourself and your loved ones without having to spend a fortune.

Question: What part of Turkey has sandy beaches?
Answer: Patara, Lara beach and Belek offer sandy beaches. Other areas of Turkey boast shingle beaches and pebble beaches too. Whatever your preference, there’s plenty of beaches to explore and enjoy, whether that be lying on your sun lounger or getting involved in watersports.

Question: Which part of Turkey is best for a holiday?
Answer: It all depends on what you’re looking for but Dalaman, Istanbul, Antalya and Bodrum offer the main attractions. These places offer scenic views, fantastic food and an amazing atmosphere that is unrivalled.