From Istanbul’s bazaars and mosques, to Bodrum’s blissful coastline, Turkey is awash with history, culture and outstanding natural beauty. Head to Istanbul for beautiful old mosques, busy markets and vibrant culture, or to Bodrum’s coast to seek out small coves and islands, and long beaches around Antalya.
Bordered by eight countries, this diverse and fascinating country is a gateway between East and West, full of Roman architecture, Byzantine art and Ottoman Palaces. Istanbul is a vibrant mix of Western and Eastern cultures; with beautiful old mosques and mystical bazaars, juxtaposed with luxurious hotels, funky bars and restaurants. The coast around Bodrum is made up of small coves and islands, changing to long sandy stretches of beach around Antalya. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Turkey:
- Spend a few days exploring Istanbul’s old quarter, full of stunning landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace.
- Make the most of Turkey's stunning coast, where stunning mountains meet the beautiful and clear Aegean Sea.
- Visit the Basilica Cistern, part of the Old Quarter in Istanbul, it is hidden 500 feet below the hot and bustling city of Istanbul.