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- Cultural trip to Istanbul
- Countless picturesque beaches
- Historic sites such as Ephesus and Pergamon
- Swimming with dolphins
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Turkey is still one of the most popular destinations due to its picturesque beaches and countless historical sites. On the search for favorable and high-quality furnished holiday accommodations you will find in particular along the Turkish Riviera. Settle down in picturesque seaside resorts such as Alanya, Fethiye, Side and Merson and enjoy peace and relaxation with Mediterranean flair. Alternatively you can move into a holiday apartment on the west coast in Bodrum, Cesme and Izmir or spend your holidays in Trabzon or Samsun on the Black Sea.Living in the heart of Turkey
For those who are not only looking for sun, beach and sea, a vacation rental or apartment in one of the big metropolises of Turkey is an ideal place. You have the choice - Are you attracted to Bursa, to the touristic Antalya or rather to the Turkish capital Ankara with all its sights? The largest selection is, of course, in Istanbul, a city that not only never sleeps but is also located on two continents. No wonder that a vacation rental there is a perfect starting point for culture lovers. If you want to explore the scenic and cultural treasures of the hinterland, you can choose to stay in a holiday apartment in breathtakingly beautiful Cappadocia or in central Turkey near Konya.
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Many holidaymakers come to Turkey mainly because of the idyllic beaches. This is no wonder, because with the Iztuzu beach in Dalyan, the Incenum beach in Alanya and the Altinkum beach in Cesme, the country offers some beaches of the extra class. And these were by far not all of the more than 500 beaches that invite you to dig, swim and relax. Families can also look forward to a visit to the Istanbul Archaeological Museum and an exciting excursion to the Bodrum Fortress, where you can let your imagination run free on a tour of the Knights' Hall, the Torture Chamber and the adjacent Wreck Museum. The family fun is rounded off by an excursion to the Dolphin Park in Marmarisi, where you can take your lanes in the water together with the friendly sea mammals.Enjoy the culinary diversity of Turkey
Anyone who thinks the kebab is authentic Turkish cuisine is wrong. Actually, this one is a German invention. Reason enough to immerse yourself in the true culinary diversity of the country. You like fish and seafood? Then the squid rings fried with oil and green olives (ahtapot salatas) and the grilled fish are exactly to your taste. Meat lovers can look forward to the Turkish national dish "Köfte", the rice dish with liver, peas and raisins (iç pilav) and the grilled lamb with vegetables. The culinary journey is rounded off by sweet sins such as milk pudding (muhallebi), banana slices with cream and walnuts (kaymakl cevizli muz) and the dessert "Helva", also known as "Turkish honey".
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The cosmopolitan city of Istanbul with its surrounding area of about 15 million inhabitants, situated on the European and Asian banks of the Bosporus, fascinates with unique historical monuments from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times. Unique monuments are the Hagia Sophia from the 6th century AD, which was once the largest and most splendid church of Christianity, and the magnificent Blue Mosque from the 17th century with its characteristic six minarets. Fascinating shopping possibilities offer the covered as well as the Egyptian bazaar.2. Visit ancient monuments
Izmir, the ancient Smyrna, on the Aegean coast of the Gulf of the same name, has its own ancient agora and is an ideal starting point for visits to the monuments of Greek antiquity in Ephesus and Pergamon. From here the famous coastal bathing resorts like Cesme or Kusadasi are easy to reach.3. UNESCO World Heritage Site and Thermal Springs in Bursa
Bursa, located in the interior of Western Anatolia, lies on Mount Uludag, whose region has been designated a national park. Bursa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is fascinating with its three historic mosques from the 14th and 15th centuries and the thermal springs in the Cekirge district.4. Visit Konya
For centuries, Konya, traditionally regarded as particularly pious, was the centre of the dervish orders, which are revived today. Here you will find fascinating historical monuments from Seljuk and Ottoman times.5. To live once in a lifetime in a cave
Unique in the Central Anatolian region of Cappadocia are the residential caves and underground towns around Göreme, some of which are used to a great extent today. Here you experience unique traces from the time of the early Christian congregations.
Things to know
Due to its diversity of landscapes and its location on two seas, Turkey is indeed worth a trip all year round. If you are planning a holiday at the Black Sea or at the Mediterranean Sea, you can book your vacation rental at the coast between June and October. Active holidaymakers, on the other hand, can also use the months of April, May and November. A trip to cultural sights like the mausoleum of Halikarnassos, the Pergamon temple, the ruins of Ephesos or the museums of Istanbul is also worthwhile in the winter months.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Turkey
Turkey is one of the cheapest countries in Asia. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $166.55 per night.
Travelers who want to save as much as possible travel to Turkey in March, January, and February, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $133.89, $135.85, and $140.35 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Turkey, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of July (with an average of $231.82 per night), followed by August ($200.06), and September ($191.38).
When organizing a trip to Turkey, there is no need to plan long before your trip as the annual occupation is 39%.
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Turkey are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 72.6% of the total in 2020), April (68.75%), and February (66.6%).
The months with the lowest properties available in Turkey are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 41.4%, 49%, and 54.75%, based on data collected in 2020.
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