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The Republic of Turkey captures a unique geographical location in terms of being stretched between two major continents that are Asia and Europe. A part of Mediterranean Turkey is replete with exotic and historic architecture. Famous for its beautiful textiles and Tulu, Turkey has been on the top list of any seasoned traveler because of its beaches, culture and well-preserved architecture.

What To Expect From Turkey Vacation Packages?

Istanbul

Relics of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire and offering an interesting mix of the east and the west the entire city is blessed with a strange mystical ambiance. A visit to the old Istanbul will enable sight-seeing of this glorious city and with the correct map, most major attractions in the city can be explored on foot. The beaches in Istanbul are a big attraction for the tourists with BURC Beach being considered as the most happening one.

Cappadocia

A magical land that seems straight out of fantasy land, Cappadocia in Turkey is characterized by its exquisite rock formations. The famous churches of Gerome and open-air museums are some of the most popular attractions. The entire place is dominated by beautiful caverns as it has a long history of people who would take refuge in its majestic boulders. This otherworldly place is characterized by fairy chimneys and the place even has underground cities.

Iztuzu Beach

Also known as Turtle Beach, it is a narrow piece of land and main breeding place of Loggerhead Sea Turtles from where it derives its name. The beach has a beautiful stand stretching through miles and also has a turtle sanctuary. The beach is famous for being pristine and not having any buildings or watersports. 

Gallipoli Peninsula

Famous for the battle of Gallipoli, the peninsula was a battlefield in the First World War and has a lot of monuments in commemoration of the martyrs who gave the supreme sacrifice during the war. The place is also famous for the ruins of ancient Troy with the wooden horse from the legends.

Kayakoy

This one is an abandoned town where once both Turks and Greeks lived peacefully. One has to do steep trekking to reach the place that has roofless houses and a few abandoned churches. 

Turquoise Coast

Deriving its name from the peculiar turquoise hues of the sea and the sky, the place is known for its fine beaches and beautiful mountains. The Turkish Riviera has a coastline stretching to almost a thousand kilometers and has, therefore, an interesting mix of archaeological and natural attractions to offer.

Ephesus

Famous for the temple of Artemis, Ephesus was a famous port city of yore. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the marbled temples, Roman streets coupled with archaeological sites such as Library of Celsus, Cave of seven sleepers as well as parliament building are some of the major attractions. The Temple of Artemis was among the Seven Wonders of the World and something that can’t be skipped from any Turkey Vacation Packages. 

Fethiye

The place has many important archeological sites as well as a curious blend of lagoons, mountains, and beaches. Apart from having several rock tombs, the place is also famous for Butterfly valley which is a natural reserve.

Pamukkale and Hieropolis

These are ancient ruins and world heritage sites and is also famously known as “Cotton Castle” because the place is famous for thermal springs and solidified calcium deposits that give it the white color. The place also has several basins, waterfalls and mineral forests and also has many monuments.

Mount Nemrut

Famously known as Mountain of Gods, the place has statue heads scattered on mountains. The gigantic heads of these Gods were basically carved out of tombs. Enjoying the sunrise from the top is the most beautiful experience the place has to offer. Therefore, it becomes a must-have add on to any Turkey Vacation Packages. 

 

Above mentioned places and cities in Turkey provide opportunities to live history in the present. However, there is much more to do in the country rather than just beach hopping and visiting historic cities. If one is not well-versed with the places and what he should do while on Turkish vacation, one can simply go through with the below information that will guide him about the things to take up when on this amazing Turkey Vacation Packages: 

  1. Visiting the mosques: the Blue Mosque, AyaSofya can be visited (Istanbul)

  2. Surreal hot air ballooning experience: it can be done in Cappadocia

  3. Paragliding: From mount Babadag one can indulge in paragliding (Fethiye)

  4. Get mesmerized by sunrise and sunset: Climb Mt. Nemrut and do this

  5. Bathing in hot springs: Soak yourself at Pamukkale and Hierapolis.

  6. Visit Historic mansions:  Turquoise Coast is filled with such mansions. Tourist inflow is also less here.

  7. Get amazed by Temple of Hadrian: Along with other ruins in Fethiye, this temple will surely amaze you

  8. ExploringGoreme National Park: It is a unique experience. (Accessible from Cappadocia)

  9. CemberlitasHamami: Enjoy the exotic Turkish bath. (It can be done in Istanbul)

  10. Visit The Kilitbahir castle museum: It is a war memorial located at Gallipoli

Other activities which can be done at Iztuzu Beach are:

  1. Birdwatching

  2. Sea kayaking

  3. Scuba diving 

It is recommended to go for expert advice by contacting the best Turkey travel agents before you make the best Turkey Vacation Packages.

Turkey is situated on the Mediterranean Coast thus has a Mediterranean climate. It has mild winters and hot summers. Most of the rainfall occurs in turkey during winters. But this is not uniform as one moves away from coast rainfall decreases and summer becomes more intense.

Visiting Turkey really depends on one’s preference. Turkey gets sunshine for most months of the year. For some this sun could be an irritating factor. If you prefer a bit of cold weather. Then Oct to Nov is the ideal time. Similarly, if you want sunshine you can choose from May to July. For the best time, one can follow the time as mentioned month-wise. This will help in choosing the best Turkey Vacation Packages:

January- April 

These months are relatively chilly in this land. Snow can happen in January and could also happen in February. During March the temperature starts to rise. However the advantage is that there is comparatively less hustle-bustle, so one can have a better chance to explore all the sites. 

Events and Festivals (January-April)

  1. New Year's Day
  2. Istanbul Film Festival
  3. Easter Sunday (Western)
  4. National Sovereignty and Children's Day

May-September 

These are the hot summer months. It is a suitable time for hiking as beautiful wildflowers start blooming this time. However, high temperatures could cause irritation to a few tourists.

Events and Festivals (May-September)

  1. Ramadan
  2. Atatürk Commemoration and Youth Day
  3. Ramadan Feast Days (Ramazan/Şeker Bayramı)
  4. Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival, Ankara
  5. Cappadox, Cappadocia (music and cultural festival)
  6. Istanbul Jazz Festival
  7. Democracy and National Unity Day
  8. Sacrifice Feast Days (KurbanBayramı)
  9. Marmaris Jazz Festival
  10. Victory Day (closures)

October-December 

During these months autumn season starts. Thus it is a great time to explore the ancient sites as well. As winter approaches, the crowd starts to lessen and the prices become lower. Thus it becomes an excellent time to visit. However occasional rain could occur.

Events and Festivals (October-December)

Republic Day Eve and Republic Day

Mevlana Festival

Konya

One can choose any month and any time to visit Portugal which suits his/her needs.

Turkey is one of the top tourist destinations which attracts crowds from all over the world. It offers breathtaking views of its Ottoman architecture as well as showcases its mesmerizing beaches and castles. It is beyond any doubt that there are many tourist destinations in Turkey that are worth visiting. But for your ease, we have selected a few. These are some top destinations to explore in Turkey.

The Gulf of Kekova

Mostly famous for the sunken city Kekova offers the opportunity to explore the same by means of the kayak. Another popular spot is the quaint village of kale. The Simena Castle offers a majestic view of the village and the place offers a good cruising opportunity. 

Topkapi Palace

It is a remnant of the Ottoman Empire. It is from here that the foundation of the Ottoman Empire was set. It is located in Istanbul.

Sumela Monastery

It is now an abandoned religious complex. However still one can see vibrant frescoes in its interior.

Aspendos

It is a Roman Theater that was built during the rule of Marcus Aurelius.

Ölüdeniz

It is one of the most famous beaches in Turkey. It is accessible from Fethiye.

Patara

One can find beautiful ruins as well as a peaceful and calm beach. It can be accessed from Fethiye. 

12 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Istanbul, Cappadocia, Iztuzu Beach

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Hagia Sophia Museum, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, Grand Bazaar, Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley

Minimum Price: $1523*

Maximum Price: $1879*

Vacation Duration: 12 Days

Activities on the Trip: Museum tour of Byzantine Basilica, art tour of iconic Blue Mosque with six minarets, walk to historic Ottoman-era palace complex, shopping in the labyrinth of the colorful covered market, cave churches with frescoes, lakeside tours, museum classes, boating, nightlife, oceanic species, sand bars, sunbathing 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Hagia Sophia Museum, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, Grand Bazaar, Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

11 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Gallipoli Peninsula, Kayakoy, Turquoise Coast

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Troy Museum, Military Museum, Kilitbahir Fortress, Trojan Horse Statue, Gokceada Island, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Southern Gallipoli Battlefields, Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches, Antalya Museum. Antalya., Ä°ztuzu Beach,  Dalyan, Kings' Tombs. Dalyan, Aspendos. Around Antalya, Kekova. Üçağız, Temples of Apollo & Athena. Side, Crusader Castle, Kaleköy

Minimum Price: $1623*

Maximum Price: $1979*

Vacation Duration: 11 Days

Activities on the Trip: Museum tour of Byzantine Basilica, art tour of iconic Blue Mosque with six minarets, walk to historic Ottoman-era palace complex, shopping in the labyrinth of the colorful covered market, cave churches with frescoes, lakeside tours, museum classes, boating, nightlife, oceanic species, sand bars, sunbathing 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Troy Museum, Military Museum, Kilitbahir Fortress, Trojan Horse Statue, Gokceada Island, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Southern Gallipoli Battlefields, Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches, Antalya Museum. Antalya., Ä°ztuzu Beach,  Dalyan, Kings' Tombs. Dalyan, Aspendos. Around Antalya, Kekova. Üçağız, Temples of Apollo & Athena. Side, Crusader Castle, Kaleköy

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

13 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Ephesus, Fethiye, Pamukkale, and Hieropolis, Mount Nemrut

The number of places to visit: 4

Destinations: Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Basilica of St. John, Church of Mary, Tlos Ruins, Butterfly Valley, Gemile Island, Oludeniz Beach, Travertines, Hierapolis City Ruins, Hierapolis Theater, Pamukkale Antique Pool, Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale Castle, Laodikeia, Aphrodisias, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Minimum Price: $2223*

Maximum Price: $2679*

Vacation Duration: 13 Days

Activities on the Trip: Tour around the Archaeological ruins of Greek Temple, Iconic remains of the ancient library, ruins and history, tours to churches, ruins of ancient history and canyoning, beaching and other outdoor activities around the Butterfly Valley, Scenic islands around archeological ruins, nature reserve with paragliding and diving, live theatre action, castle tours, museum tours, statues detailing, mountaineering, trip around the ancient ruins

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Basilica of St. John, Church of Mary, Tlos Ruins, Butterfly Valley, Gemile Island, Oludeniz Beach, Travertines, Hierapolis City Ruins, Hierapolis Theater, Pamukkale Antique Pool, Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale Castle, Laodikeia, Aphrodisias, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

10 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Istanbul, Cappadocia

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Hagia Sophia Museum, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, Grand Bazaar, Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley

Minimum Price: $1223*

Maximum Price: $1679*

Vacation Duration: 10 Days

Activities on the Trip: Museum tour of Byzantine Basilica, art tour of iconic Blue Mosque with six minarets, walk to the historic Ottoman-era palace complex, shopping in the labyrinth of the colorful covered market, cave churches with frescoes, lakeside tours, museum classes, boating, nightlife 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Hagia Sophia Museum, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, Grand Bazaar, Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

10 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Gallipoli Peninsula, Kayakoy

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Troy Museum, Military Museum, Kilitbahir Fortress, Trojan Horse Statue, Gokceada Island, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Southern Gallipoli Battlefields, Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches

Minimum Price: $1523*

Maximum Price: $1779*

Vacation Duration: 10 Days

Activities on the Trip: beaching, tours of the ruins in battles, village life, lakeside tours, museum classes, boating, nightlife, oceanic species, sand bars, sunbathing 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Troy Museum, Military Museum, Kilitbahir Fortress, Trojan Horse Statue, Gokceada Island, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Southern Gallipoli Battlefields, Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

10 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Ephesus, Fethiye

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Basilica of St. John, Church of Mary, Tlos Ruins, Butterfly Valley, Gemile Island, Oludeniz Beach)

Minimum Price: $1523*

Maximum Price: $1879*

Vacation Duration: 10 Days

Activities on the Trip: Tour around the Archaeological ruins of Greek Temple, Iconic remains of the ancient library, ruins, and history, tours to churches, castle tours, museum tours

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Basilica of St. John, Church of Mary, Tlos Ruins, Butterfly Valley, Gemile Island, Oludeniz Beach

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

9 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Pamukkale and Hieropolis, Mount Nemrut

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Travertines, Hierapolis City Ruins, Hierapolis Theater, Pamukkale Antique Pool,  Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale Castle, Laodikeia, Aphrodisias, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Minimum Price: $1600*

Maximum Price: $1879*

Vacation Duration: 9 Days

Activities on the Trip: ruins of ancient history and canyoning, beaching and other outdoor activities around the Butterfly Valley, Scenic islands around archeological ruins, a nature reserve with paragliding and diving, live theatre action, castle tours, museum tours, statues detailing, mountaineering, trip around the ancient ruins

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Travertines, Hierapolis City Ruins, Hierapolis Theater, Pamukkale Antique Pool,  Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale Castle, Laodikeia, Aphrodisias, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

15 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Gallipoli Peninsula, Kayakoy, Pamukkale and Hieropolis, Mount Nemrut

The number of places to visit: 5

Destinations: Troy Museum, Military Museum, Kilitbahir Fortress, Trojan Horse Statue, Gokceada Island, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Southern Gallipoli Battlefields, Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches, Travertines, Hierapolis City Ruins, Hierapolis Theater, Pamukkale Antique Pool,  Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale Castle, Laodikeia, Aphrodisias, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Minimum Price: $2523*

Maximum Price: $2779*

Vacation Duration: 15 Days

Activities on the Trip: beaching, tours of the ruins in battles, village life, lakeside tours, museum classes, boating, nightlife, oceanic species, sand bars, sunbathing, ruins of ancient history and canyoning, beaching and other outdoor activities around the Butterfly Valley, Scenic islands around archeological ruins, nature reserve with paragliding and diving, live theatre action, castle tours, museum tours, statues detailing, mountaineering, trip around the ancient ruins

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Troy Museum, Military Museum, Kilitbahir Fortress, Trojan Horse Statue, Gokceada Island, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Southern Gallipoli Battlefields, Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches, Travertines, Hierapolis City Ruins, Hierapolis Theater, Pamukkale Antique Pool, Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale Castle, Laodikeia, Aphrodisias, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

14 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Kayakoy, Pamukkale and Hieropolis, Mount Nemrut

The number of places to visit: 4

Destinations: Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches, Travertines, Hierapolis City Ruins, Hierapolis Theater, Pamukkale Antique Pool, Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale Castle, Laodikeia, Aphrodisias, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Minimum Price: $2223*

Maximum Price: $2479*

Vacation Duration: 14 Days

Activities on the Trip: beaching, tours of the ruins in battles, village life, lakeside tours, museum classes, boating, nightlife, oceanic species, sand bars, sunbathing, ruins of ancient history and canyoning, beaching and other outdoor activities around the Butterfly Valley, Scenic islands around archeological ruins, nature reserve with paragliding and diving, live theatre action, castle tours, museum tours, statues detailing, mountaineering, trip around the ancient ruins

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches, Travertines, Hierapolis City Ruins, Hierapolis Theater, Pamukkale Antique Pool,  Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale Castle, Laodikeia, Aphrodisias, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

12 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Gallipoli Peninsula, Kayakoy, Mount Nemrut

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Troy Museum, Military Museum, Kilitbahir Fortress, Trojan Horse Statue, Gokceada Island, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Southern Gallipoli Battlefields, Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Minimum Price: $2523*

Maximum Price: $2779*

Vacation Duration: 15 Days

Activities on the Trip: beaching, tours of the ruins in battles, village life, lakeside tours, museum classes, boating, nightlife, oceanic species, sand bars, sunbathing, ruins of ancient history and canyoning, beaching and other outdoor activities around the Butterfly Valley, Scenic islands around archeological ruins, nature reserve with paragliding and diving, live theatre action, castle tours, museum tours, statues detailing, mountaineering, trip around the ancient ruins

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Troy Museum, Military Museum, Kilitbahir Fortress, Trojan Horse Statue, Gokceada Island, Northern Gallipoli Battlefields, Southern Gallipoli Battlefields, Kayakoy (Levissi) Abandoned Village, Greek Orthodox Churches, Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi), Arsameia (Eski Kale), Cendere Bridge, Karakus, Around Adiyaman and Kahta, Malatya, Aslantepe, Old Malatya (Battalgazi)

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash 

8 Day Turkey Vacation Packages - Istanbul, Iztuzu Beach

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Hagia Sophia Museum, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, Grand Bazaar

Minimum Price: $1223*

Maximum Price: $1479*

Vacation Duration: 8 Days

Activities on the Trip: Museum tour of Byzantine Basilica, art tour of iconic Blue Mosque with six minarets, walk to historic Ottoman-era palace complex, shopping in the labyrinth of the colorful covered market, cave churches with frescoes, lakeside tours, museum classes, boating, nightlife, oceanic species, sand bars, sunbathing 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Hagia Sophia Museum, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, Grand Bazaar

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

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