Why visit Turkey?

Natural wonders

Chase those waterfalls! From the upper Duden waterfalls in northeast Antalya, to the more hidden Kursunlu waterfalls, there’s a world of natural beauty waiting to be discovered. A boat trip to Kekova Island is the ultimate hidden gem, with crystal-clear waters, a Roman castle and a sunken city.

In Bodrum, experience the Karaada hot springs with a dip in mineral-rich natural water. There’s plenty of beaches to enjoy too – from Ortakent beach to Bitez beach, and many more.

Ancient history

From the Apollo temple to the ruins of the Lycian Empire, the southwestern region is steeped in history. Visit the Lycian rock tombs in Myra, or explore the city of Hierapolis in southwest Antalya. With natural hot springs, this ancient city is one to add to your bucket list.

Walk through Hadrian’s Gate in Antalya old town, explore Bodrum castle, or discover the ancient city of Hierapolis near Marmaris, Muğla.

Turkish cuisine

There are plenty of local traditional dishes to taste, including cağ kebabı (lamb kebab), fresh grilled fish with meze, and piyaz – a traditional Turkish salad.

Tempt your tastebuds with other classic Turkish dishes such as köfte meatballs, dolma (stuffed vine leaves), kumpir (stuffed baked potatoes), midye tava (fried mussels) and gözleme (flatbread) – all best enjoyed with a sea view!

Meet Sebnem, guide for Turkey

“I’d highly recommend a trip to explore Hierapolis and Pamukkale in Antalya – alongside the history, you can also enjoy a soak in the mineral hot springs at Cleopatra’s Pool.

If you’re travelling to Antalya in mid-September, be sure to check out Antalya festival. It’s a fantastic experience to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy some delicious food! The Aegean region is famous for its delicious traditional cuisine, and the Bodrum kraft fest in September brings together music, art, and gastronomy.

There’s so many hidden gems to discover in Southwestern Turkey – from Sapadere canyon, to Çığlıkara forest and the ancient city of Soura.”

Things to do

Tour Bodrum by boat
Discover the Pamukkale Hierapolis and Cleopatra's pool
Explore the old town and try local delicacies
Visit the authentic Etrim village

Stay at our resorts

Patra Prince Hotel Kalkan, Antalya

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Loryma Resort Turunç, Marmaris

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Insider tips

Which airport should I fly into?

There are three main airports in southwest Turkey: Antalya International Airport (AYT), Dalaman International Airport, and Milas-Bodrum airport, all of which offer international flights.

When is the best time to visit Turkey?

For sunseekers, the best time to visit is between June and early September – with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees! If you want to avoid the crowds but still enjoy pleasant weather, opt for a visit between April to June, or September to October.

What activities can I do in Turkey?

For families travelling with younger children, there’s plenty of fun on offer – from adrenaline-fuelled rides to a pirate boat experience and even a dinosaur-themed park.
For an incredible view of Antalya, you can take the cable car from the beach in Kemer, up to Tahtalı Mountain – also known as Olympos. At the top, there are a range of sports activities on offer, including paragliding.

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