There are a great many wonderful holiday destinations in Europe, and each of them offers a varying cross-section of benefits for the tourist. In recent times, a growing number of travellers have discovered the charms of Turkey, and the tourism future looks bright for this wonderful nation. If you are yet to discover the advantages of adding Turkey to your must-visit list, here are five reasons to head there in the coming months.
Unless you plan to spend a week sunbathing in the desert, you can never rely 100% on the climate, but Turkey is certainly home to a sensational climate for the summer period. There is nothing quite so delightful as that first waft of hot air as the airplane doors open just after touchdown, if only because it means you will be able to enjoy a carefree week or two in the type of weather that helps to make any vacation a memorable one.
Some tourists like to explore their chosen destination as soon as they arrive, but for many people the summer holiday represents a much-needed opportunity to relax. The beaches in Turkey are plentiful, spectacular and extremely picturesque, so if your idea of the perfect vacation day involves nothing more active than soaking up the sun on a golden sandy beach, this is the place for you.
Most of us have visited tourist destinations in which the locals are rather distant and unfriendly, and this has always coloured our impressions of the place. In many cases, it has also ensured we never visit that particular place again in the future. This is never the case in turkey, where the locals are friendly, welcoming and always happy to chat. Their attitude towards visitors should be used as a template for other countries in the future.
A number of countries in Europe have struggled to come to terms with the recent recession, and although Turkey hasn’t suffered as much as others the prices of just about anything are exceptionally competitive. Finding cheaper items such as vehicle rental is easy, and with several websites helping consumers to pin down the bargains on air fares, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get there. All you have to do is set aside time to hunt down the bargains.
As you might expect from a country with such a hot climate, the food in Turkey tends to be light and tasty. Salads are served with just about every evening meal, and they are always fresh and delicious. Restaurants are generally informal and exceptionally friendly, and you will usually find an extensive menu offering the best of local international cuisine. If you’re a first-time visitor, try the kofte – meatballs usually served with rice and salad. They’re delicious.