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 and sand, this country has a great deal to offer.
Breathtaking doesn't even begin to define Turkey's southwestern coast, whose 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.
Known fondly as the Turkish Riviera, with sleek marinas and eye-poppingly blue water, the Antalya region is what beachy dreams are made of, where shores are lined with stunning hotels. Sand spots here are well-serviced, too, with bars, sunloungers and umbrellas. And it's not all about just kicking back and relaxing – though there's plenty of that. You'll also find diving centres, watersport rental facilities and boat cruises.
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The wonders of Turkey aren't just the country's 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 hard-knuckled massage.
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 holiday to Turkey. And if for any reason glitz and glamour isn't your style, don't worry, there are Turkey holiday packages covering laid-back villas that'll get you in the thick of city life too – swimming pool non-negotiable.