Guest post by: Catherine Lavinia
you've got cheap holidays on the agenda this summer, why not consider a holiday in Turkey? It's got all the hallmarks of a great holiday - a scorching summer climate, plenty of great beaches, vibrant towns and well-equipped beach resorts. It's bursting with culture and has a fascinating heritage spanning centuries of various settlements, civilisations, conquests and trade routes, so as you can imagine it's quite a fascinating place to visit.
Turkey's glittering coastline is the perfect place to enjoy a summer holiday with all the key ingredients of sun, sea and sand. It's like any other fantastic beach holiday, but better - because it has a wealth of culture and what's more, it's one of the most affordable holiday destinations in the brochure too.
Turkey hasn't yet joined the Euro, and its relatively low cost of living means that you can enjoy an affordable break - especially if you stray off the tourist trail. Head out and dine with the locals in nearby towns, and shop in markets or traditional stores rather than the recognised brand supermarkets, as this is usually a much cheaper experience - and more authentically Turkish too!
For cheap holidays, Turkey is a great option. But that doesn't mean you have to compromise on value or quality. You'll find a fantastic selection of resorts and hotels to suit various tastes and preferences, especially when you book through recognised tour operators. Many hotels are geared up with families in mind, offering child-friendly features like splash pools, extensive menus, child-safe balconies and nearby attractions. The big resorts like Kusadasi, Marmaris and Icmeler have nearby waterparks along with great beaches and a wealth of local activities to keep all ages entertained.
Turkey also boasts over 150 Blue Flag beaches along its vast coastline. So whether you're after last-minute cheap holidays or a fun-filled escape with the family, Turkey is a fantastic choice.
This is a guest post and is hence not written by Gunnar Garfors.