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Tourism in Turkey: what you need to know

Not always easy to organize your stay to Turkey, fortunately we have gathered here all the useful information. We have targeted for you the best activities to do on site, retained hotels and quality accommodation, and gathered information to get there. Maps and maps are there so you can locate yourself.

Where to stay in Turkey

The offer in Turkey mainly consists of hotels and their perceived quality is overall good. in Turkey are serious about choosing your hotel because the quality of the establishments is not very homogeneous  : so be vigilant, follow your feeling to make a decision, and follow our advice.

The 5-star hotels in Turkey

If it is for you an imperative to have a luxury hotel during your stay in Turkey, we can already tell you that the 5 stars establishments in Turkey are good enough, but not alla re so good, so study the question carefully before booking. Here are some ways to help you book the best.

In Turkey and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Turkey

If it is for you an imperative to have a very correct hotel during your stay in Turkey, we can already tell you that the establishments 4 stars in Turkey are enough good, but not all. So take some time to read our recommandations before booking. Here are some ways to help you book the best.

You make good choice if you book at Boutique Saint Sophia (one of the best option in Istanbul), at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (a magical establishment ) or at Hampton by Hilton Istanbul Kurtkoy.

3-star hotels in Turkey

Good options are: Hampton By Hilton Gaziantep (one of the best choices in Gaziantep), at ibis Adana (a very correct establishment) or Orty Airport Hotel.

Guesthouses in Turkey

In Turkey and in the immediate surroundings there is a large offer of guesthouses. Not always easy to choose. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the Odyssey Guest House, an majestic establishment. Also consider the L''isola Guesthouse, which is majestic...

Hotels with golf in Turkey

In Turkey and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred hotels with golf. Not always easy to identify which ones are really good to play golf and relax. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. You can should book your stay at Ramada Resort Kusadasi & Golf (one of the best choices at Kusadasi), at Letoonia Golf Resort (an establishment very good ) or at Gloria Golf Resort - Kids Concept.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Turkey? The best place to stay in Turkey is at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent in Istanbul.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in Turkey? The best 5 stars hotel in Turkey is the Birlik Yaylakent in Sultan Murat Yaylasi.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Turkey? The best 4 stars hotel in Turkey is the Boutique Saint Sophia in Istanbul.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Turkey? The best 3 stars hotel in Turkey is the Hampton By Hilton Gaziantep in Gaziantep.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Turkey? The best 2 stars hotel in Turkey is the Kars Konak Hotel in Kars.

What is the best hotel with spa in Turkey? The best hotel with spa in Turkey is the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Istanbul Tuzla in Tuzla.

What is the best resort hotel in Turkey? The best resort hotel in Turkey is the Jiva Beach Resort - All Inclusive in Fethiye.

What is the best hotel to practice golf in Turkey? The best hotel to practice golf in Turkey is the Ramada Resort Kusadasi & Golf in Kusadasi.

What is the best guesthouse in Turkey? The best guesthouse in Turkey is the Odyssey Guest House in Bergama.

How to get to Turkey

Going to Turkey by plane

Atatürk International Airport : the airport has 5901 flights per week. It is served by 41 airlines that offer 273 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • London : flights operated by British Airways and Turkish Airlines
  • Athens : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • Odessa : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Petroleum Air Services
  • Tashkent : flights operated by Uzbekistan Airways and Turkish Airlines
  • Tehran : flights operated by Turkish Airlines, Mahan Air, Transmeridian Air Cargo and Iran Air
  • Kyiv : flights operated by Petroleum Air Services and Turkish Airlines
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Turkish Airlines, Transmeridian Air Cargo and Klm
  • Algiers : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Air Algérie
  • Moscow : flights operated by Aeroflot, Ethiopian Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Northern Cyprus : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Atatürk International Airport : Paris

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Atatürk International Airport :

  • Mansour District : flights operated by Iraqi Airways, Turkish Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Jeddah : flights operated by Turkish Airlines, Saudia and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Medina : flights operated by Turkish Airlines, Saudia and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Amman : flights operated by Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines
  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines
  • Kuwait : flights operated by Kuwait Airways, Transmeridian Air Cargo, Turkish Airlines and Jazeera Airways
  • Beirut : flights operated by Middle East Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Tel Aviv : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Bahrain : flights operated by Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines
  • Baku : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Buta Airways
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Atatürk International Airport : Erbil.

Domestic flights from Atatürk International Airport :

There are 40 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Turkish Airlines.

  • Ankara : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • İzmir : flights operated by Turkish Airlines, Air Fiji and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • Antalya : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Çukurova : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • Gaziantep : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Trabzon : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • Antakya : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Atatürk International Airport : Bodrum.

Low cost airlines to Atatürk International Airport :

  • İzmir : flights operated by Turkish Airlines, Air Fiji and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Kuwait : flights operated by Kuwait Airways, Transmeridian Air Cargo, Turkish Airlines and Jazeera Airways

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport : the airport has 4025 flights per week. It is served by 10 airlines that offer 106 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Northern Cyprus : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • London : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Düsseldorf : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Stuttgart : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Vienna : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Rome : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Cologne : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Tbilisi : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Hurghada : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport : Lviv

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Flydubai, Air Fiji, Turkish Airlines and Emirates
  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways and Air Fiji
  • Kuwait : flights operated by Air Fiji, Afrinat International Airlines and Turkish Airlines
  • Jeddah : flights operated by Kayala Airline and Turkish Airlines
  • Tel Aviv : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Riyadh : flights operated by Kayala Airline and Turkish Airlines
  • Beirut : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Mansour District : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Baku : flights operated by Buta Airways and Turkish Airlines
  • Abu Dhabi : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport : Bahrain.

Domestic flights from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport :

There are 38 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines.

  • Ankara : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Antalya : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • İzmir : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Trabzon : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Bodrum : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Çukurova : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Samsun : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Dalaman : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport : Antakya.

Low cost airlines to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport :

  • Antalya : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Ankara : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • İzmir : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Trabzon : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Bodrum : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Dalaman : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Çukurova : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Antakya : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport : Samsun.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Bishkek : flights operated by Air Fiji and Cityline Hungary

Antalya International Airport : the airport has 2240 flights per week. It is served by 19 airlines that offer 59 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Düsseldorf : flights operated by Sunexpress, Corendon Airlines and Condor Flugdienst
  • Berlin : flights operated by Onur Air, Sunexpress and Corendon Airlines
  • Berlin : flights operated by Onur Air and Germania
  • Hamburg : flights operated by Sunexpress, Corendon Airlines and Condor Flugdienst
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Sunexpress and Condor Flugdienst
  • Hanover : flights operated by Sunexpress, Condor Flugdienst, Corendon Airlines and Onur Air
  • Nuremberg : flights operated by Sunexpress, Germania, Corendon Airlines and Onur Air
  • Cologne : flights operated by Sunexpress and Onur Air
  • Zurich : flights operated by Onur Air, Edelweiss Air, Corendon Airlines and Sunexpress
  • Leipzig/Halle Airport : flights operated by Sunexpress, Corendon Airlines and Onur Air
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Antalya International Airport : Stuttgart

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Antalya International Airport :

  • Mansour District : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Tel Aviv : flights operated by Corendon Airlines and Air Fiji
  • Baku : flights operated by Buta Airways
  • Amman : flights operated by Air Fiji

Domestic flights from Antalya International Airport :

There are 5 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines.

  • Istanbul : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Ankara : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Air Fiji
  • Trabzon : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Çukurova : flights operated by Air Fiji

Low cost airlines to Antalya International Airport :

  • Istanbul : flights operated by Air Fiji and Turkish Airlines
  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines and Channel Express
  • London : flights operated by Channel Express
  • Moscow : flights operated by Berlin European Uk
  • Ankara : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Air Fiji
  • Northern Cyprus : flights operated by Corendon Airlines and Air Fiji
  • Trabzon : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Leeds : flights operated by Channel Express
  • Birmingham : flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines and Channel Express
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Antalya International Airport : Çukurova.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Berlin : flights operated by Onur Air, Sunexpress and Corendon Airlines
  • Düsseldorf : flights operated by Sunexpress, Corendon Airlines and Condor Flugdienst
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Sunexpress and Condor Flugdienst
  • Cologne : flights operated by Sunexpress and Onur Air
  • Hanover : flights operated by Sunexpress, Condor Flugdienst, Corendon Airlines and Onur Air
  • Berlin : flights operated by Onur Air and Germania
  • Munich : flights operated by Sunexpress and Condor Flugdienst
  • Hamburg : flights operated by Sunexpress, Corendon Airlines and Condor Flugdienst
  • Stuttgart : flights operated by Sunexpress, Corendon Airlines and Onur Air
  • Zurich : flights operated by Onur Air, Edelweiss Air, Corendon Airlines and Sunexpress
  • Other cities with direct flights charter and seasonal flights to Antalya International Airport : Çukurova.

What to do in Turkey

If you plan to stay long in Turkey, you will see more tourist places like for example Pergamon, Mount Ararat, Topkapi Palace, Ani, Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, Troy and Imbros.

Museums in Turkey

Among the in Turkey museums and around, we recommend you to visit Hagia Sophia, The Museum Of Innocence and Anadoluhisarı.

But in Turkey is not limited to these three museums: Chora Church, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Pammakaristos Church, Hatay Archaeology Museum, Ince Minaret Medrese, Hagia Sophia, Trabzon and Zeugma Mosaic Museum are also worthy of interest. If you want to visit other museums, less known but no less interesting, here are some suggestions: Church Of St Peter, Kızıl Kule, Bayezid Ii Külliye Health Museum, Uss Eversole, Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Ss Bandırma, Ulucanlar Prison Museum, Izmir Archaeology Museum, Uss Ainsworth and Mevlana Museum.

Palaces and castles in Turkey

In Turkey you can visit castles and palaces such as Bodrum Castle, Rumelihisarı and Kızıl Kule.

In Turkey there are other interesting castles and palaces: Ankara Castle and Alanya Castle.

Archeological sites in Turkey

Some archeological sites may interest you during your stay in Turkey: Ephesus, Pergamon and Ani.

Troy, Mausoleum Of Maussollos, Teos, Temple Of Artemis, Alahan Monastery, Sultan Han and Haji Bektash Veli Complex may also interest you. To be perfectly complete, let's also mention Library Of Celsus, Sapinuwa, Lade and Bodrum Ancient Theater.

Places of workship in Turkey

During your stay in Turkey, do not forget to visit some places of workship: Hagia Sophia, Ephesus and Lake Van.

Bursa Grand Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Divriği Great Mosque, New Mosque, Rüstem Pasha Mosque, Chora Church and Little Hagia Sophia may also interest you. Finally, to be complete about places of workship in Turkey, let's mention Ortaköy Mosque, Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Fatih Mosque, Pammakaristos Church, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Trabzon, Hacı Bayram Mosque, Cathedral Of The Holy Spirit, Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque and Church Of St Peter.

Natural parks in Turkey

In Turkey do not miss refreshing visits such as Göreme National Park, Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes Delta National Park and Saklıkent Canyon.

Butterfly Valley, Mount Ida National Park, İğneada Swamp National Park, Bird Paradise National Park, Aladağlar National Park, Saklıkent National Park and Küre Mountains National Park are also worth visiting. But Turkey has much more to offer: Karatepe-Aslantaş National Park, Gallipoli Peninsula National Park, Mount Ilgaz National Park, Munzur Valley National Park, Tek Tek Mountains National Park, Sultan Reedy National Park, Spil Mountain National Park, Olympos Beydaglari National Park, Marmaris National Park and Köprülü Kanyon National Park.

Shoppings centers and malls in Turkey

During your stay in Turkey, do not forget to visit some shopping centers: Hagia Sophia, Ephesus and Lake Van.

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