Your Ultimate Guide To Visiting Middle East’s Majestic Turkey
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Your Ultimate Guide To Visiting Middle East’s Majestic Turkey

June 24, 2022 Share

Are you thinking of going somewhere different? Somewhere stuffed with culture but still has that taste of luxury essence? Look no further than these three Turkury hotspots.

Turkey has re-defined the luxury holiday and taken it to a new level. We suggest a great mix of city and beach destinations in this beautiful country for your next Turkish holiday. Start your trip from Istanbul, a must-see cosmopolitan and glamorous city. Follow on to Bodrum to discover the jet-set glamour and romance. And from there, make your way to Marmaris for some well-deserved luxury fun in the sun. 

Hot-air balloons in Cappadocia. Pinterest.

Stop 1: Istanbul – one of the world’s oldest cities straddling the Bosphorus. 

Istanbul is located in the northwest of Turkey and is the largest city in the country. It’s not the capital city of Turkey but is known as the country’s economic, cultural and historic centre. There are many historical places, exciting art, architecture, culinary heritage, and a vibrant local atmosphere.

It is a unique city buzzing with life and energy. With its glistening mosques, beautiful vistas & luxury hotels, this quintessentially Eastern city is a perfect start to your vacation in Turkey. It boasts a lot of historical monuments (Hagia Sophia cathedral), natural beauty (one of the world’s most beautiful harbours) and colourful attractions (Grand Bazaar) as well as a multitude of glamorous bars, restaurants & velvet night spots.

Istanbul is also home to some of the most luxurious hotels, like the Four Seasons and Kempinski on the Bosphorus. These hotels are located alongside the water’s edge of the European side, with views of the Bosphorus and the Asian continent across the waterway.

An aerial view of Bodrum town in Turkey. Pinterest.

Stop 2: Bodrum – port and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

Bodrum is the Koran jewel of the Turkish Riviera. It is the most premium sea resort in the country, and for anyone looking at holidaying in paradise – this is the land of the eternal blue, with a unique location at the junction of the world’s two best seas.

The hotels are ultra-luxurious. In Bodrum, choose from either uber-romantic Amanruya, a heavenly resort designed for ultimate privacy and romance or Casa Dell’Arte, a small boutique hotel with impeccable taste located right on the water’s edge. 

Waterfront restaurants in Gümüşlük. Pinterest.

Stop 3: Marmaris – a captivatingly picturesque seaside town 

Once you have discovered Bodrum and relaxed, head to Marmaris (about a two-hour drive) – another gem on the Aegean Sea on the Turkish Riviera. The port city of Marmaris lies on the Mediterranean coast in Mula Province. With its sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and excellent facilities for families, couples, and groups, it’s no wonder that Marmaris has grown in popularity.

All its surroundings include astonishing natural beauty. The D Maris Bay is possibly one of the best resorts. It has everything from suites with views ‘to die for, the best beaches in Turkey, restaurants run by world-renowned chefs, a range of water activities that will put most resorts to shame, boating, and a custom-designed spa.

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