Turkey is a huge country with 70 million inhabitants, covering Anatolia in Western Asia and Thrace in Southeastern Europe’s Balkan region.
Turkey is a transcontinental country that shares borders with eight countries of both Western and Eastern orientations. As a result, Turkey has a unique and very diverse culture, and with a long and interesting history, the country is an interesting travel destination for tourists. However, it is mostly Southern Turkey that is of interest to tourists, as this part of the country features high temperatures, many hours of sunshine and beautiful beaches right next to the Mediterranean Sea.
It is in Southern Turkey, where the coveted beach holiday destinations are to be found, but the area here also exudes a rich culture with fascinating historical monuments.
Great Holiday Resort
Alanya is located on the Turkish south coast and is one of the biggest and most popular holiday resorts with long, warm sandy beaches, beautiful turquoise seas and all the attractions that belong to a modern seaside resort. Especially Danish tourists choose to travel to Alanya, since, in addition to lovely beaches, it is also a city full of life with a myriad of great restaurants and shopping opportunities.
It is the newer part of town that offers tourists the perfect beach holiday atmosphere, but the old Alanya still lives. With narrow winding alleyways and the sultan's old shipyard, which is still used by fishermen, a trip through the old town is a unique experience. If you keep your eyes open, you can find small local eateries, where you can enjoy good and cheap authentic Turkish food, because their main customers are local residents. Behind the town is the 250 meter high castle rock citadel and castle wall.
Antalya as a cultural centre
While Antalya is the coast’s main city with a charming old town around the harbor, there are also Side, Belek and Kemer, which are small and very peaceful tourist towns with long beautiful beaches, most of which are child-friendly. Side has an interesting history of pirates and slave markets.
There is an oriental atmosphere in the old town within the walls and at the edge of Side is a Roman amphitheater. Belek is a golfer's paradise with beautiful, well-situated golf courses close to the sea and luxury hotels. Kemer has a touch of Riviera over it, because of an exclusive marina with large motor yacht's and luxury sailing ships in the Mediterranean Cross.
The holiday budget goes a long way in Turkey, which is one of the cheapest destinations in Southern Europe. In addition, people are both friendly and hospitable, there is an exciting nature and a wealth of ancient monuments, and you can eat well and cheap. The Turkish cuisine is similar to the Greek. In addition, the weather is always warm and sunny, so the perfect beach holiday for the whole family is guaranteed.