7 Things to Do and See in Alanya

7 Things to Do and See in Alanya

Alanya, on the sprawling Mediterranean coast of Turkey, is one of the country’s top holiday resorts. Belonging to Antalya’s metropolitan region, it sits 110 kilometres east of the central hub. Explaining its popularity is easy because the airport is just a couple of hours away. First-time visitors will be delighted to know that numerous activities in Alanya encompass the historical, nature and fun aspects of the region.


Reasons to visit Side in Mediterranean Turkey

Reasons to visit Side in Mediterranean Turkey

Side, a charming holiday resort in Antalya’s coastal district doesn’t receive as much attention as its neighbouring counterparts of Alanya and Belek, yet it has a magnificent story to tell. As part of the illustrious Mediterranean coast of Turkey, and former Pamphylia, its inclusion on the diverse Turkish Riviera is a beautiful story to tell when combined with its historical past. Have a read of why you need to include Side on your next trip to Turkey. 


7 Impressive Historical Ruins to Visit in Antalya

7 Impressive Historical Ruins to Visit in Antalya

The Antalya district in Mediterranean Turkey boasts of many attributes. Naturally, as the second most visited holiday destination in the country, activities for foreign visitors are plentiful, and hospitality standards as seen in hotels and restaurants are high and of impeccable quality. Antalya’s dedication to preserving and displaying its historical past fits in with the 20-year plan for Turkey’s tourism initiative. So, with an aim of making themselves one of the top ten visited countries in the world, historical ruins in Antalya have become a beacon for history lovers everywhere.


6 Beaches of Antalya That Are Worth Visiting

6 Beaches of Antalya That Are Worth Visiting

More than 420 Blue Flag Beaches, scattered across three broad stretches of coastline from the North to the South, make a perfect day out or beach holiday. Antalya, a district of Southern Mediterranean Turkey, is one such area boasting of many beautiful and long, sandy beaches stretching for more than 600 kilometres - find out the best beaches in Antalya inside this blog.


Turkey's fascinating flora and fauna

Turkey's fascinating flora and fauna

Distinctive landscapes of Turkey quickly explain the thriving success rate of its flora and fauna. Covering three different geographical regions, of which each has their own weather climate, no other country in the world can claim this important attribute towards natural living. Forests cover about 13% of the country, enabling natural growth of trees as well as pine and cedar, while more than 7000 kilometres are coastline prompting marine life to flourish.


Four ways Turkey’s making investment easier than ever

Four ways Turkey’s making investment easier than ever

Eager to boost foreign direct investment in Turkey, the Turkish government is introducing a raft of new laws to make property buying easier - and offering incentives to those who decide to invest in property. The government has proposed a number of new measures, most of which we should see pushed through by the end of this year.


39 Tips for avoiding Culture Shock when travelling

39 Tips for avoiding Culture Shock when travelling

Even with the best intentions it's easy to go very wrong when faced with cultural differences, even in Turkey. Our handy infographic lets you in on some of the world's most obscure, interesting and downright weird social rules. Read on and discover how to win friends and influence people - or at least, avoid offending them - in The Congo, Poland or Greece, just to name a few! 39 top tips for when you travel. 


How to Spend 24 Hours in Bodrum

How to Spend 24 Hours in Bodrum

Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey is a clustering of small holiday resorts and a larger town centre. Known as a major player of the Turkish Riviera, it has firmly established itself on the international yachting scene because of its excellence, not only for sailing boats but also for making them. Due to the enormous range of things to do and places to go, we have listed our top three favourite ideas of how to spend 24 hours in Bodrum.


What to Do in Fethiye in One Day

What to Do in Fethiye in One Day

Fethiye with its spotless appearance, clean streets, and full fronted harbour with a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean Sea is one of Turkey’s holiday hotspots. Built over the ruins of Telmessus ancient city, it joins other coastal towns as a prominent landmark of ancient Lycia, one of many kingdoms from past civilisations that left their mark in the region - enjoy 24 hours of pure fun in Fethiye.


How to Spend One Day in Antalya

How to Spend One Day in Antalya

Cosmopolitan Antalya, backed by the majestic snow-capped Taurus Mountains and fronted by the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea is Turkey’s most second visited destination. Popular with Turks, it is also a holiday haven for Europeans, and this is evident in the significant amount of all-inclusive hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and bars scattered throughout the main town and surrounding holiday resorts - here is your guide to spending one day in Antalya. 


10 Delicious Turkish Desserts and Sweets to Try

10 Delicious Turkish Desserts and Sweets to Try

Like many other culinary dishes of the country, most Turkish desserts have a story to tell. Steeped in cultural heritage, and drawing in a variety of influences from around the Arabic and European world, each dessert often has a meaning or local urban legend behind their recipe. They also frequently stem from the Ottoman kitchens or even further back to the nomadic Turk tribes of the eastern world.


Majestic Phaselis: Gorgeous Beaches and Ancient Ruins

Majestic Phaselis: Gorgeous Beaches and Ancient Ruins

An area of Turkey famed for its vast collection of ruined ancient cities is the Mediterranean coast that has become home to the notorious Lycian way, one of the top trekking routes of the world. Stretching from the metropolitan region of Antalya to the gorgeous Fethiye district, the 516-kilometre route boasts of prominent and lesser-known cities that used to belong to the Lycian Empire and they include the ancient city of Phaselis.


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