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Turkey: Destination Overview

Turkey is a wonderful country between Europe and Asia. Its people are friendly and known for being very nice to visitors. More than 84 million people live in Turkey and come from different backgrounds. Some families have lived there for generations, while some people moved there from other countries.

Turkey's culture is very colourful, and many different festivals happen all year round. Its buildings, food, music, and traditions show this. Turkish music is also lively and fun to listen to, and there are traditional dances that people love to perform during those festivals.

  • The Capital: Ankara is Turkey's capital. It's not as big or famous as Istanbul, but it's an important place.
  • Currency: In Turkey, people use the Turkish Lira. Having some cash with you is a good idea, but you can use credit cards everywhere. However, travellers should check the exchange rate to determine how much things cost in their currency.
  • Language: Turkish is the main language. Don't worry if you don't speak Turkish, though, because many people also know English, especially in tourist areas. Learning a few Turkish words can be helpful, but you'll still be able to get by with English.
  • Timezone: It is GMT +3.
  • Flight Duration: The flight from Gatwick Airport to Turkey takes about 4 hours. That's not too long, and you can easily watch one or two episodes of your favourite show during this time!

If you're considering going to Turkey for a holiday, let Zippy Holidays help you plan it. Our affordable packages include everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Booking with us means that travellers don't have to worry about anything at all. Our friendly staff can always answer questions and help with everything travel related.

So why wait? Start planning your Turkey adventure with Zippy Holidays today!

What You Can Do On Your Turkey Holidays

Turkey is a country with beautiful beaches, good food, and attractions. Let's look at what you can do during your Turkey holidays 2024.

Exploring Turkey's Beautiful Beaches

Turkey is famous for its stunning beaches, where you can relax, swim, and enjoy the sunshine. One of the most popular beaches is Olu Deniz Beach. It is known for its breathtaking Blue Lagoon. It has clear, shallow water, perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

If you prefer beaches with many facilities, Kleopatra Beach is a great choice. It is located near Alanya city centre and has white shores and many water activities. And don't forget about Konyaalti Beach, where you can relax against majestic and huge mountains and cliffs.

For those who crave peace, Butterfly Valley Beach and Kabak Beach are hidden gems and they are also one of our favourites.

Savouring Turkish Cuisine

Don't forget to try some traditional Turkish food!

Start your day with Menemen, which is a tasty breakfast dish with eggs, tomatoes, and peppers. Moreover, don't miss out on Dolma, a popular street food consisting of stuffed vegetables or vine leaves. And for lunch or dinner, treat yourself to Pide, which is a Turkish-style pizza loaded with a lot of toppings.

Travellers can also try Piyaz salad (a refreshing mix of beans, vegetables, and tahini dressing) to add a healthy touch to their meal. And, of course, save room for dessert! Baklava, with its layers of pastry and nuts soaked in syrup, is a sweet delight.

Discovering Turkey's Top Attractions

Travellers can also visit cities like Ephesus and Perge to learn about the civilizations. Or, take pictures of the stunning architecture of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

Moreover, Pamukkale's terraced hot springs and Cappadocia's beautiful landscapes are must-see destinations for nature lovers. However, if you want to talk with locals, explore the markets and streets.

Best Hotels In Turkey - Presented By Zippy Holidays

Going to Turkey? We've picked out some really great hotels for you to stay at. Let's take a look:

  • Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Antalya: This hotel is by the sea in Antalya. You can swim in the pool, eat at the restaurants, and see cool places nearby.
  • Vogue Supreme Hotel Istanbul: This hotel is in Istanbul, right in the middle of everything. The rooms are comfy, and you can see the whole city from the roof.
  • Rixos Downtown Antalya: Want to feel super fancy? This hotel is for you. It's right on the beach, and you can do all sorts of fun stuff like swimming and spa treatments.
  • Fer Hotel Istanbul: The rooms are cosy, and the Grand Bazaar is nearby.
  • Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya Hotel: If you need a hotel near the airport in Istanbul, this is a good one. The rooms are big, and there's a gym and eating places.

Why Choose Zippy Holidays?

Here's why!

  • Affordable Prices: Our prices are even lower than those of other companies, so you're getting a great deal.
  • Best Hotels: Whether you like fancy hotels or simple ones, we'll find something that fits your style.
  • Extra Stuff Included: We give our customers little extras to improve their holiday. That might mean free meals, transportation, or tickets to cool events.
  • Safe Booking: We work with important organizations to ensure everything is safe when you book with us.
  • Easy Payment: We let travellers pay in small amounts over time. (easy instalment plans)
  • Simple Booking Process: Our website is easy to use, and our staff is super friendly. If you have any questions or need help, we're always here to help.
  • Flexible Policies: If travellers need to change or cancel their booking, we'll work with them to make it happen.

From unbeatable prices to top-notch customer service, we're here to make your holiday dreams come true.


If you enjoy big cities, Istanbul is great. If you prefer relaxing by the sea, places like Antalya have lovely beaches. And if you're into history, you might like places like Cappadocia with its ancient caves.

You can take a plane to Turkey. Turkey has many airports, especially in big cities like Istanbul and Ankara.

Spring and autumn are nice times for sightseeing because the weather is not too hot and there are fewer tourists. Summer is perfect for beach holidays, while winter is good for skiing in some places.

Yes, you can! Get in touch with Zippy Holidays.

No, Turkey holidays can be affordable. We offer good prices so everyone can enjoy a holiday in Turkey.

When you book a holiday package to Turkey with us, you usually get a place to stay, flights to get there, and sometimes extra things like food or activities. It depends on your chosen package, but we'll ensure you have everything you need for a great holiday.

Yes! We have all-inclusive holidays in Turkey. This means you get everything included in one package, like where to stay, food, drinks, and sometimes things to do. It's a good option.

Turkey is a great place for families. There are many things that kids and grown-ups will like to do, like playing on the beach and seeing interesting places.

When preparing for a holiday in Turkey, consider what you'll need. Bring comfy clothes, sunscreen to protect the skin, and maybe a hat and sunglasses.

Turkey is usually a safe place to visit. Follow any safety advice when planning your holiday, and use common sense to stay safe.

You can try things like kebabs, pieces of meat cooked on a stick, baklava, a sweet dessert, and much more.