Turkey is a transcontinental country situated on the border of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It has many glorious coastlines and is one of the best destinations in the world for vacationing. Turkey is culturally diverse and is mostly a Muslim nation. It is bordered by eight countries, including Bulgaria, Greece, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The temperature is hot in the summer and can reach above 32 C. Winter in Turkey is generally cold and wet; however, conditions can be harsher more inland because the mountains near the coast prevent the Mediterranean climate from approaching the centre of the country. With this in mind, summer is the best time to enjoy a holiday rental in Turkey when the season is in full swing.
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. With an abundance of accommodations, a home stay will suit single travellers, couples, or families. There are hundreds of villas with pools as well as many pet-friendly accommodations. This amazing city has a strong cultural heritage and is a hub for artists and musicians as well as being a great destination for family holidays. There is so much to do in Istanbul, and some of the attractions include Galata Tower, Yildiz Palace, and the Istanbul Modern Art Museum.
Taksim Istiklal Street, Istanbul
Ownersdirect also has many apartments to rent in the coastal town of Marmaris, situated on the Mediterranean. Marmaris has a population of fewer than 30,000 permanent inhabitants; however, this number can exceed 250,000 during the holiday season. The Dolmus minibuses are the most convenient, cost-effective way of navigating this resort, and the fee is around 1.50 TL (50p) per ride. There are dozens of fantastic bars and restaurants here as well as many gorgeous beaches.
Popular Mediterranean Resort, Marmaris
A holiday house rental in Antalya will allow you to enjoy Turkey's largest international coastal resort. Bus and train passes can be purchased to travel this city at a reduced cost. Beaches, including Lara and Konyaalti, are very popular with tourists, and other attractions include the Duden Waterfalls, Ulu Cami, Koprulu Canyon, and Hadrian's Gate. Various annual festivals take place here too, including the Mediterranean International Music Festival in October and the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival during the last week of September.
Alanya Beach, Antalya
Side, located on the southern coast, is another popular tourist destination in Turkey. Side was a very popular destination in 2006 as many international travellers flocked here to witness the solar eclipse near the start of the year. Some of the most interesting sights include Aspendos Bridge, the Side Museum, Temple of Apollo, and Manavgat Waterfall.
City Beach, Side
This port city is in the southwestern Aegean region of the country and was named Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times. Bodrum is home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Mausoleum of Mausolus, and Bodrum Castle is also located here. Bodrum rarely experiences temperatures below 50 F (10 C) during the winter months and enjoys summer temperatures of up to 93 F (34 C). The accommodations are excellent and mainly close to amenities.
View of Bodrum harbor & castle, Bodrum
This village’s name translates to “Blue Lagoon,” and this coastal resort is still one of the most photographed areas of the Mediterranean. Even during stormy weather, the seawater is renowned for its calm integrity and beautiful shades of turquoise and aquamarine. The Lycian Way trail, one of the most popular hiking spots in the world, starts here, , and a holiday here will give you the chance to enjoy it.
Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz
Situated near Marmaris, Dalyan is another popular holiday destination and attracts visitors mainly for its historical sights. A stay in one of the villas here will guarantee you can enjoy Iztuzu beach, which is very popular for sunbathing and swimming. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is native to these parts and is now an endangered species. The Lycian Rock tombs are a stunning piece of scenery here too.
Dalyan River under Lycian Tombs, Dalyan
Holiday house rentals are also available in the charming town of Kalkan. Spectacular beaches, including Kaputas and Patara, are a famous selling point of this resort, and there are various historical attributes such as Kekova and Tlos. The Independent listed Kalkan as one of the most popular holiday destinations in 2007. However, this coastal town has surprisingly not been ruined or commercialized by mass tourism and so remains unspoiled.
Panorama, Kalkan, Turkey