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All of our 10 years of specialist knowledge has gone into compiling our
destination holiday guides to Turkey .
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We hope these destination holiday guides that are jam packed with our specialist
destination knowledge will be instrumental in helping you to make that all
important decision about where to go on holiday this year! So whether you are
looking for cheap summer beach holiday, a lakes and mountain holiday, a ski
holiday, an all inclusive holiday, a city break, or a tour or cruise, ensure you
book your holiday with Balkan Holidays and experience a truly unforgettable
holiday loaded with culture, history, warm hospitality and charm to any of the
holiday destinations of Turkey.
Every year we are handling over 5000 passengers from Balkans including incentive
and conference groups, family holidays, honeymoon tours, tailor made tours,
cultural sightseeing tours and boat cruises.
Bodrum: Enjoy the picturesque views of Bodrums harbour and St Peters Castle
whilst tantilising your tastebuds over Turkish cuisine in the vast array of
waterfront Cafes and Resteraunts and Bars.
Anybody expecting their day to finish there think again Bodrums night life is
something to experience and people travel far and wide to dance the night away
at Halikarnas night club. The largest outdoor discotech in Europe
Antalya: There are must sees in Antalya for every age and every taste. Those who
are interested in history there can visit plenty of historical sites like
Hadrianus Triumphal Arch, Hierapolis or Yivli Minareli. For families with
children there is the aquapark called Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium or why not
explore the sealife at Antalya Aquarium? There are also many exciting places
outside Antalya to discover like Side and Belek. All you need to do is to find
your favorite attractions.
Kusadasi: Kusadasi is one of the most beautiful and famous places for recreation
and fun holidays. Today it is one of the most sophisticated holiday resorts in
Kusadasi is located in a superb gulf in the Aegean Region of Turkey and means
“Bird Island”. This pretty town attracts thousands of visitors from all over the
world with its many sandy beaches, 300 sunny days in a year, sparkling glassy
water of blue Aegean, famous night life, countless fish and kebab restaurants,
rich shopping facilities, historic sites around etc. Ephesus is one of the most
famous ancient city which is beside town.
Kusadasi is also very good start point for trips to Pamukkale, Priene, Miletus,
Didiyma, Pergamum, Aphrodisias etc
Istanbul: Istanbul is truly a world city, a city which everyone should visit at
least once in their lifetime. It is an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western
culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Its rich past coexists
alongside its youthful exuberance. Although no longer the capital of Turkey,
Istanbul still remains the country's cultural and business centre.
It is a city of contrasts, bustling with the cacophony of 21st century life, and
is yet achingly beautiful. It is set in a stunning location, surrounded by
water, which is the narrow strait of the Bosphorus and the serene sea of Marmara
separating Europe from Asia.
The European side, however, is also divided in two by the Golden Horn or Haliç,
which roughly divides the historic part of old Istanbul, encompassing the areas
of, Sultanahmet and Laleli, from the modern city. It is crossed by a number of
bridges, the most famous of which is the pontoon, the Galata Bridge. Most
visitors on short city breaks stay in the old town as the vast majority of the
sites which they will be visiting are in this area. Istanbul's most famous sites
- The Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), Topkapi Sarayi (Palace) and the
Grand Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi) - are all within a 30 minute walk of each other. It
is easy to get around on foot or by making use of the tram, which provides a
regular service on the pedestrianised main street. In terms of accommodation,
there are now a number of characterful boutique hotels in the area of
Sultanahmet, many of which are restored Ottoman wooden mansions. These are ideal
for those who really want to savour the authentic atmosphere of the Old Town.
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