Whatever you're looking for from your holiday, you'll find it in Turkey. With the most incredible historical and cultural sites, bustling cities, and miles of sandy beaches on the Mediterranean, Turkey is one of the hottest tourist destinations of the moment.
Istanbul is Turkey's capital and is packed full of must-see sights, such as the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. It's not all about the history and culture, as Istanbul boasts an ever-growing number of top-class restaurants, bars, clubs and galleries. When you're tired of the city, you can hit the beautiful beaches and resorts along the Mediterranean coast.
Most visitors to Turkey will arrive via Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport. The airport is located about 14 miles west of the city centre. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is another alternative, which is located about 31 miles east of Istanbul, on the Asian side of the city. It is a great option for budget travellers, as it is served by a number of low-cost airlines, such as EasyJet, Condor and Turkish Airlines. A smaller number of international flights serve Ankara's Esenboga Airport.
Heading to one of the beautiful beach resorts in Turkey? There are also international direct charter flights during the high season to some of the more popular resorts, such as Antayla on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, and a number of other regional airports, at Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir. If you're looking for the best value, charter flights will be cheapest at the beginning and the end of the high season.
There are a number of airlines connecting Turkey with the UK. Turkish Airlines, the national carrier, British Airways and EasyJet all offer direct flights between London and Istanbul. British Airways also offers direct flights to Izmir, Ankara and Dalaman.