When package holidays became popular in the 1970s, the emphasis was purely on sun, sea and sand. Fast-forward 40 years later, and holiday themes have immensely evolved to cater for everyone. Turkey is one country that embraced diverse tourism and from the East to the West; themed holidays are popular with a variety of nationalities including Brits, Europeans and Americans. Here we take a look at the best themed vacations to try in Turkey.
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As every tourist knows, no matter what country you go to on your holidays, you will always find common tourist scams and things to avoid once you land on your vacations. Turkey is no exception, here we provide you with some helpful tips to avoiding the classic tourist scams in Turkey. Prepare yourself with the knowledge beforehand and you will have no problem enjoying the holiday of a lifetime in Turkey.
From the historic Grand Bazaar, to some of the largest shopping malls in Europe, to some of the most famous shopping streets full of boutiques and antiques - Istanbul is a maze for shoppers and a delight for those who are looking to shop until you drop. Follow us on a journey, an expensive journey, through some of the best malls, avenues, and markets for shopping in Istanbul.
Sunny Ovacik is a magnet for families and anyone wanting a peaceful Turkish Mediterranean holiday near the beach and close to amenities. Located on a hilltop, ten minutes from Fethiye centre, it’s a fantastic place for a holiday home and also one of the best rental locations on the south coast. We explore Ovacik’s best holiday villas. Take a look and get inspired.
Our first article on Turkey’s unspoken rules generated much discussion and debate. Based on the original article we’ve compiled a few follow-up rules. Have you encountered any of these during a trip to Turkey or among your Turkish friends? Read on and learn about some of the nuances that many people miss when they visit Turkey.
As the largest, and certainly the busiest city in Turkey, Istanbul is a hive of frenzied activity for the tourism, business and financial sectors all fighting for public transport and highway access. Naturally, these are all supported by an intense network of transport options, ranging from the Metro, tram, car hire, taxis and buses, all used by millions of people per day. Here is the lowdown on navigating and moving around Turkey's greatest city.
Researchers from a Turkish university have just completed a study exploring why the populations of certain villages have a life expectancy way beyond the norm. Turkey’s life expectancy has increased a great deal in the last couple of decades thanks to economic prosperity - but this is more than that. Whether it’s the Mediterranean diet or the high number of sunny days allowing people outside to exercise, We explore why life expectancy in Turkey is growing - and how it can impact anyone looking for a new life.
As the rouble plummets, desperate Russians are selling up in Antalya, hoping to insulate themselves against the worst of their country’s economic shocks. However, Russia’s loss is the gain of anyone looking for a bargain resale property, with many homes selling well under value. Most properties are found in the coastal part of Antalya, Konyaalti Beach. Cameron Deggin explains why property in Antalya has always been sought-after and why it will continue to be a safe and lucrative investment.
Travelling to Turkey for the first time? Wondering what you’ll encounter? You don’t need to be the world’s most intrepid explorer to travel to Turkey, but there are still a few need-to-know things first-time travellers might not know. From what Turks eat for breakfast to how much to tip a waiter, we answer the most asked questions about travelling to Turkey.
With recent figures showing that Istanbul’s property boom is in no way slowing down, it looks as though Istanbul’s reputation as one of the best destinations worldwide for property investment is set to continue. Turkish property expert Cameron Deggin explains the city’s enduring appeal to investors, and gives a few top tips for any would-be investors hoping to ride the boom.