Cheap flights to Turkey
Flights to Turkey
Exotic, spice scented Turkey languishes on the coasts of the Mediterranean, the tantalisingly named Bosphorus Straits, the Aegean Sea, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Flights to Turkey will bring the enigmatic Ottoman and Byzantine Empires to life though the dazzling architecture of its cities including Istanbul, Izmir and Konya. Whether it’s beautiful beaches, ancient cliff-top monasteries or market-filled cities where the aromatic waft of Turkish coffee drifts through the narrow streets, Turkey is an Aladdin’s Cave of treasures just waiting to be discovered.
Obviously Istanbul is Turkey’s most iconic city and the only one to straddle two continents. It is also home to famous wonders such as the Hagia Sofia, Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque and the beautiful Sultanahmet-Old City where Ottoman and Byzantine history comes to life. Visit the wonderful Grand Bazaar, overflowing with stalls of Turkish delights and throngs of eager buyers. Don’t miss a trip to a dreamy Turkish Hamam where you can steam, swim and be pampered in ancient surroundings by Turkish traditions. For beautiful beach resorts visit Antalya, also known as the Turkish Riviera, where a delightful combination of historic ruins, picturesque harbours and sandy beaches await. Home to both ancient city and famous Mausoleum, Halikarnassus, Bodrum is not only brims with spectacular sites, it is also party central! This is the place to come for cool bars and all night clubs where you can stay out until sunrise. If you want to journey to the heart of Sufi mysticism, head for Konya where you can watch a traditional Whirling Dervish ceremony, shop for trinkets and enjoy panoramic views. Make the most of mouth-watering Turkish food like mezze and kebab, with a Hookah pipe for afters.
What to Bring
If you’re flying to Turkey to soak up the sun don’t forget the factor 50 as it can get hot, hot, hot! Those bathers will also come in handy when you hit the Hamams for a spot of relaxation Turkish style. A camera is a must for capturing the aesthetic beauty of Istanbul’s iconic sights and historic architecture. If you plan to travel to smaller cities like Konya, be sure to respect Muslim traditions by dressing modestly or even wearing a headscarf in remoter parts of the country if necessary. If you plan to ‘off-road’ it in Turkey then bring a good pair of walking boots. Northern Turkey is very mountainous and heavily forested, making it great for hiking, while alpine meadows and glacial lakes offer simply breath-taking views. If you’re heading for Bodrum, then a pair of sunglasses, some swimwear, sandals and a packet of paracetamol should be all you need!
Visas are required by nearly all nationalities travelling to Turkey as well as a passport with 6 months validity from date of entry into Turkey. Visas are issued on arrival at all airports for a small charge which varies depending on which country you are coming from. If you wish to climb Mount Ararat you will need to apply for a sport visa as well. Tourist visas are valid for 90 days.
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