The best time of year to book your last minute holiday to Turkey
Although the inland can become cold during the winter months, most of Turkey can be visited year-round. The coast benefits from a typical Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters, meaning the beachside resorts are popular with holidaymakers throughout the year.
Most people find that autumn and spring are the best months to visit, with pleasant temperatures and clear blue skies. Last minute holiday deals to Turkey can be booked up to eight weeks in advance.
Other last minute holiday destinations
If you’re not quite sure where you want to take a last minute holiday, there’s no need to worry, as there are plenty of options to choose from.
Other than Turkey, destinations like Spain are ideal for a last minute beach break. Or if you’re into last minute sightseeing, Greece offers an array of crumbling ruins, ancient castles and interesting cultural attractions that all ages can enjoy. For something a little bit different, Iceland is home to a plethora of unique natural wonders and volcanic landscapes that can be explored with little pre-planning.
But if Turkey is still your favourite pick of the bunch, check out our travel guide for further information on what to see and do while you’re there. Meanwhile, below are five of the best last minute hotel choices on offer.
Enjoy Turkey's famous beaches and vibrant nightlife with a last minute break
In just four hours you can touch down in Turkey and start your holiday in the sun.
With an abundance of sparkling bays and Blue Flag beaches, there’s a reason why Dalaman is known as the Turquoise Coast.
Holidays here centre around the sand and pebble beaches, whether you’re topping up your tan while sunbathing, dining in sea-facing restaurants or taking part in watersports like jet skiing and sailing. Resort towns like Hisaronu are within easy reach of Turkey’s most stunning beaches and conservation areas – the Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz.
Meanwhile, the Izmir region is home to the family-friendly resort of Kusadasi, with a total of eight beaches and plenty of waterparks to keep you occupied during your stay.
Further down the coast you’ll find the beautiful Bodrum region – a family-friendly area which benefits from a sweeping strip of beaches, bustling markets and ancient castles.
Dubbed the Turkish Riviera, the Antalya region offers a host of outdoor pursuits that don’t require pre-booking, from hiking through the Taurus Mountains to visiting the waterfalls at Manavgat or strolling around Side’s stylish marina area.
Set in a quiet area, the family-friendly Club Alla Turca is the perfect spot for a laid-back holiday. This modern and colourful hotel has a real away-from-it-all feel, where you can enjoy peace, quiet and fantastic mountain views.
The hotel features a terrace with sunloungers dotted around an outdoor pool, plus a buffet restaurant, snack bar and lounge area with satellite TV. Planned day trips are also organised by the hotel's reps twice a week and it's less than a 10-minute walk from restaurants and a mini market. Breakfast is included in the deal, and Half Board is also available.
The Lagoon Hotel ticks all the right boxes when it comes to a fantastic location. Set in a quiet residential area with spectacular views of pine-clad mountains, the hotel is also conveniently close to the centre of Hisaronu and the Blue Lagoon at Olu Deniz is just a 10-minute drive away.
The hotel offers a relaxed pool scene and an al fresco restaurant serving both local and international dishes. Activity-wise, there's table tennis, darts, video games and introductory scuba lessons in the pool, as well as evening entertainment such as live music, karaoke and quiz nights.