How to Explore Turkey in 2017
Turkey has been a very popular holiday destination for a long time; its warm climate, beautiful beaches and exotic food are tempting to many travellers, and the country is rich history and culture, not to mention many awe-inspiring locations. If you’re thinking of taking a trip there by yourself or with family, here are a few tips to keep in mind your mind while you’re enjoying yourself.
Planning your trip
Flying from the US to Turkey can vary time-wise quite a bit depending on what part of the States you start in. For example if you’re flying from New York the journey will take just over 11 hours, but from Phoenix it’ll be more like 14 hours. It’s a long flight but it is worth it.
Where’s a good place to stay?
If you’re looking to be right in the centre of things, you can’t do much better than Belek, one of Turkey’s most valued locations. Belek is highly accommodating to tourists, with more than 30 four to five star hotels to choose from. So many people want to visit this amazing place and, with good reason. The Kunsulu Waterfall draws much attention, especially the hidden cave behind it which is a majestic place to take your partner and a magical experience for kids! A fantastic place to add to your photographic collection if you enjoy recording your travels in pictures.
The Aspendos amphitheatre is a must see if you’re of the cultural persuasion. At over 2000 years old it’s an essential piece of Turkish history. It can hold around 20,000 people and all kinds of performances are held under its roof to this day.
Along with these two standout locations are beaches that have been improved further in recent years. Belek’s beaches now have very high standards of cleanliness and new changing and parking facilities; visiting the beach has never been more pleasant.
Turkey is a Muslim country, so if you venture out of the more touristy areas just be respectful of the culture. Don’t wear anything too revealing if you decide to visit one of the ancient Turkish temples, for instance.
This is simple logic that I’m sure you don’t need telling about. What you should expect from this magnificent country is hot weather, delicious food, and delightful scenery. You’ll be surprised what Turkey can offer you and you’ll be reminded why Turkey is one of the worlds overall most popular tourist destinations.