Turkey remains one of the most ideal destinations to visit, especially if you are from the UK. Many Brits have become accustomed to the offerings of this welcoming country so many plan for repeat visits whenever their schedules allow them. The biggest hindering factor is usually money.
Socializing in Turkey Holiday Resorts
Turkish people are very friendly. You can engage with the locals freely without incident. They usually have a lot to teach about Turkish culture and tradition. A little politeness goes a long way especially in social places such as clubs and pubs. Tourist Police are available in the event that you want to report anything. British girls also get much more attention than they usually got in the UK, so this is somehow flattering but could be annoying as well.
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Turkey has the most beautiful coast line dotted with golden gems along the way. Some of these beaches can only be reached by boat or car which means that they are rarely overcrowded. Here are my top five. Enjoy!
Number one for me is Patara Beach, by far the longest beach in Turkey. Patara Beach is in the Fethiye region and is 50 metres wide and 12.5 miles long which means that there is plenty of room for everyone. Patara Beach and the surrounding area is also protected due to its ancient ruins which are a must see if you can tear yourself away from the golden sands.
My number two beach is the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz. Famous for its tear drop shape and vivid blue waters this beach is plenty big enough to accommodate everyone. However the roads to the Blue Lagoon can be tricky when it is high season. Take care and yavas (Slow).
Next we are off to Antalya namely Olimpos. Olimpos boasts an immaculate little beach, small and cosy with pine forests, marble temples, tree house hotels and a natural rock formation that flames leap from. WOW!!
Iztuzu is my next choice in Dalyan. Here animal life and tourism live hand in hand. Every year Turtles drag themselves ashore to lay their eggs. If you are lucky you will see this amazing feat in June and July. Once hatching commences though you may need to share your towel with these beautiful little creatures.
Off the beaten track now to Kabak on the Lycian Way. This is a back packers dream, isolated, unspoilt and is the perfect place to get away from it all. If you want to stay a while there are wooden huts for rent in the pine forest behind the beach. Word of warning! DONT FORGET YOUR INSECT REPELLENT
Helpful Travel Tips for Turkey
Healthcare in Turkey while you are in Holiday
Turkey has some great healthcare. Pharmacies in the country are used to serving European visitors, so you will find as much help as you need. You might not even need a prescription for medication you otherwise require a doctor’s assent to get back home.
The healthcare system is also great. Private hospitals offer exceptional service, and in some medical centers, you can even get a free checkup if you have valid travel insurance.
It helps if you are travelling in a group. Though individual exploration isn’t frowned upon, having a group offers a greater sense of security.
Don’t hesitate to venture into places that aren’t regarded as tourist attractions. Sometimes, it is the beaten path that provides the greatest magic.
Transportation in Turkey
Public transport offers a convenient and affordable way to get around. Information is abundantly offered in many online sources, so you can book your tickets with little trouble. Car rentals are a great option for the adventurous traveler. The typical charge is £40 for a small car during the off-season.
Suffice it to say, common sense should prevail. Be careful when using ATMs, and avoid taking too much alcohol. Don’t spend all your time in one locale. The beaches might be fantastic, but the landscapes and ancient ruins might engross you even more.