Anyone planning to visit the Mediterranean coast of Turkey will be pleasantly surprised with the full range of attractions in Antalya that are popular with young and old alike. Whether you want to explore the beauty of nature, delve into the history of the region or kick it up a notch by indulging in adrenaline-pumping sports, our favourite places in Antalya highlight the best things to do near and far.
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Official Turkish government stats prove Antalya is popular, not only with foreign tourists but also Turks from around the country and expats. Antalya airport handles more than 18,000,000 million passengers every year, and copious more amounts of people come in via road and seaports. Sitting on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, Antalya is the second most popular holiday destination in the country after Istanbul.
Eating out with children while holidaying can be fraught with problems. Unfamiliar textures and flavours lurk at every turn, and children, who often have fixed ideas of what they like, will revolt at the drop of a hat when faced with a suspicious new food item. Avoid tantrums and tears with our handy guide to the best child-friendly food in Turkey.
Every year, millions of visitors arrive in Turkey for a healthy dose of “all things Turkish,” whether it be culture, food, souvenirs or simply the gorgeous weather. Yet, the country is one of the world’s top exporters of goods, and the chances are that within the average household around the world, you will find products from Turkey in at least one room. So, what products from Turkey will you most likely find in your home?
Turkey’s south coast is a favourite with European holidaymakers, who head to Antalya, Bodrum and Fethiye in search of the sea, sun and great service Turkey is known for. The last two years have seen a significant drop in the number of British, German, Dutch and Russians heading to Turkey, but early reservations are showing 2018 will be a turnaround year for European tourists in Turkey.
As defined in their 2023 vision plan, Turkey has a goal to be one of the top performing economies in the world. Given that just 20 years ago, it was drastically underperforming, it is a big target to set. However, the Turkish government has a strategic game plan and they are the mega projects of Turkey, an impressive portfolio consisting of roughly 100 transport, energy and infrastructure endeavours, exceeding a construction cost of 100 billion USD.
As events go, this is certainly one of Turkey’s more unusual. Camels decked out in colourful outfits, wrestling each other until the “loser” screams, falls down or runs away. Marie Coggin, who lives in Bodrum, attends a local camel wrestling festival and reports back on the sights and sounds of this unique event.
For many people, the year 2023 will be important for Turkey. Not only because it will be the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Turkish Republic but also because the AKP ruling government have set themselves an impressive set of targets to achieve by this deadline. The records break down into specific categories focusing on the economy, energy, foreign policy, healthcare, transport and tourism.
Much of Turkey’s success in recent years and its strength to bounce back from disastrous situations has been its global alliances. The strategic plan to form diplomatic relationships with several countries around the globe includes courting the Chinese, who just happen to have the world’s second-biggest economy and largest population count. The reasons for doing this are plentiful, and it all starts with the Belt and Road Initiative.
While most people associate a Turkish holiday with golden sand and endless sunshine, there is just as much scope for enjoyment in the colder months. Read on to discover why we love Turkey in the winter - and why a holiday there will save you money and make for a more authentic holiday experience.