Holidays to Turkey from Scotland - some helpful information

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Turkey is a top destination for Scottish holidaymakers for good reason. The following is some advice on holidays to Turkey from Scotland.


Turkey is surrounded by seas on three sides - the Aegean to the west, the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean to the south. As a result of this significant coastline there are some amazing beaches. The country also has a rich cultural heritage and there are a number of historical attractions. This includes the Dolmabahce Palace and the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Some of the main tourist destinations in Turkey are Kusadasi, Istanbul, Bodrum and Dalaman.

Flights from Scotland

Thomson have regular flights from Edinburgh to Dalaman. From May to October flights leave every Monday morning at 9.05 am and arrive at 15.30. Prices range from £200 to £300 return. British Airways fly directly from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Istanbul and Izmir. They have daily flights throughout the year. Prices range from £300 to £500.  When to go: Turkey is a country that you can visit year round. The coastal areas of Turkey around the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean have a temperate Mediterranean climate. This means these areas have hot, dry summers and mild to cool winters. The coastal areas around the Black Sea have a temperate Oceanic climate with warm, wet summers and cool to cold winters.


Because of the importance of tourism to Turkey's economy there are a number of high quality hotels at affordable prices. There are some great deals available for those who book in advance. The Arcadia Hotel in Istanbul is centrally located and is within walking distance of a number of popular attractions. All rooms include air conditioning and satellite TV. Room rates range from £50 to over £100. The Akfen Club Hotel in Kusadasi has an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace.

Package Deals

Rooms are charged at budget prices and offer great value. Package deals agency Thomson provides package holidays from Scotland to the major resorts in Turkey. They have flight and hotel deals from as low as £400.


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