LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2012) - Turkey offers you the perfect combination of history, culture, and sandy beaches. Blessed with a fantastic variety of scenery, the coastal locations of Antalya, Bodrum, and Izmir are renowned for their outdoor activities, as well as their major sites of cultural heritage.
The country's western edge is known as the Turquoise Coast, home to some of Turkey's most remarkable locations. To the south west is the port city of Bodrum, an ideal destination for water sports. The sunny climate and warm, crystal clear seas make it the perfect place to try your hand at sailing, kayaking, and scuba diving.
If you'd like to keep active out of the water on your holiday to Turkey, then the resort of Antalya could be just what you're looking for. Antalya sits next to the spectacular Taurus Mountains, which provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun.
As well as being great for intrepid climbers and hikers, this mountain range also boasts two winter ski resorts. Do bear in mind, though, that unless you're used to living in a very hot climate, it's better to visit in the autumn or spring, when a hike through the mountains is more pleasant.
Marmaris proves that Turkey is still ripe for exploration and adventure. Despite being known for its popular beaches and vibrant night life, Marmaris is also home to the natural wonders of the incredible Phosphorous Caves, the Lycian Rock Tombs and Aquarium Bay. All of these make for a truly unique swimming experience, and afterwards you can discover the mud baths as a glorious way to relax and unwind.
Turkey is a fantastic place to travel for all the family, and booking a holiday to Turkey with Monarch is fast and convenient, with a range of destinations available. Travel to Antalya, Dalaman or Bodrum from Manchester or London Gatwick. Alternatively, Dalaman and Bodrum can also be reached from Birmingham and London Luton.
If your holiday wish-list includes hot weather and a quick getaway, then searching for last-minute holidays with Monarch has all of your needs covered. Search for holidays to a variety of top Mediterranean destinations, with affordable accommodation and flights available to book online.