Enjoy Turkey's glorious coastlines and historic sights for less
Flights from the UK to Turkey take around four hours.
For the best cheap deals on airlines, book your holiday in the off-peak season, when you can still enjoy mild temperatures and clear skies in autumn and spring. Thanks to its abundance of idyllic sand and pebble beaches, Turkey’s best attraction can be enjoyed for next to nothing.
The Dalaman region is home to the famous Turquoise Coast, where you’ll find a host of Blue Flag beaches in Icmeler, 10 kilometres of glittering coastline in Marmaris and one of the world’s top beaches in Oludeniz, the Blue Lagoon.
On Turkey’s southwest corner is the Antalya region, often referred to as the Turkish Riviera, with 650 kilometres of glorious sand beaches, hidden coves and pretty marinas to explore.
Affordable days here can be spent hiking through the Taurus Mountains, visiting ancient sites and snorkelling around shipwrecks in the clear waters in Kalkan.
Cheap days out in Turkey
The Izmir region, offers a host of daytime activities and excursions that won’t break the bank. The popular resort of Kusadasi, for example, has an impressive eight beaches and three waterparks, including the popular Aqua Fantasy which is a firm favourite for families with kids.
You’ll also find the ancient city of Ephesus here, which makes for a brilliant affordable day trip with its fascinating buildings, columns and amphitheatres.
Known as a great spot for families on a budget, the Bodrum region is ripe with watersport centres, with resorts like Gumbet offering jetskiing, windsurfing and parasailing on the beach.
When you’re not spending time by the shores, Bodrum Castle is worth checking out and there’s plenty of local markets throughout the area where you can bag yourself a bargain.
Other cheap holidays to take a look at
If you’re looking for a cheap holiday but you’re not sure on where to go, it’s worth checking out destinations such as Cyprus and Greece for sunny beaches, ancient ruins and fun waterparks. If you want to travel further afield, exotic destinations like Thailand can also be done on a budget with the right holiday package.
But if Turkey is still your favourite choice, our travel guide offers lots of advice and tips to help you plan your trip to this beautiful holiday hotspot. In the meantime, here’s our pick of Turkey’s best cheap hotels.
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The Derici Hotel is right in the centre of Kusadasi and just a short stroll from a great selection of budget-friendly bars, restaurants and shops. With its rooftop pool and terrace, you'll enjoy fantastic views across the harbour day and night.
Affordable activities here include a gym, whirlpool, an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Turkish bath, table tennis and more. You can also take your pick form three restaurants and there's free Wi-Fi in selected areas.