Family holidays in Turkey

Whichever way you look at it, there are few countries that have more to offer in the way of family holidays than Turkey. Even the fussiest of children and adults for that matter, fall in love with Turkey and return time and time again. It has everything you could possibly want from a great holiday, and due the strong exchange rate eating out and taking part in activities makes it easy to holiday on a budget.

Beach lovers

With coastlines on both the Mediterranean and the Aegean, the beaches in Turkey are stunning. The warm and shallow waters are perfect for little ones to paddle in, and parents can relax in the sun or take part in the many water sports available along the coast. One of the best beaches in the world, Patara near Fethiye, and real beach bunnies will certainly want to pay a visit here.

Days out

Whether you want to take advantage of the great prices there are for car hire in Europe, or simply want to escape for a day on the crystal clear waters, there are numerous great options available for days away from your hotel or resort. The all inclusive Gulet boat trips which take you out into the bay and visit several islands is one of the most peaceful and relaxing trips you can take, and feeding fish and dolphin spotting are just two of the highlights.

There are also trips to water parks, Turkish baths, colourful markets and jeep safaris readily available, all of which are extremely fun and only serve to enhance the whole Turkish experience even more. Mix a few of these in with playing around the pool and the whole family will have a fantastic time that they will remember for a long long time to come.

Culture galore

If you enjoy a holiday that takes you back in time and gives you an insight into the country behind the resorts, then you will love exploring the old towns and monuments in Turkey. Istanbul is a city like no other, and to spend some time here just soaking up the atmosphere cannot be described in mere words, it is simply an experience not to be missed.

The Topaki Palace dates right back to the 1400’s, and is a hugely impressive building, so don’t forget your camera. It is only a short distance from another of Istanbul’s most notable landmarks; Hagia Sofia, where you will find the beautiful, and famous, Blue Mosque. The network of alleyways brimming with life and colour is a great way to immerse yourself into the Turkish lifestyle, and pick up some unique keepsakes and souvenirs into the bargain.