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Stretching for 1000 metres and being 500 meters wide in some parts, the whole attraction of Uzungol is Mother Nature’s power and activities embrace this theme. Many people enjoy the laid-back atmosphere by strolling around the lake and enjoying refreshments and food in lakeside cafes

Sitting in Northern Turkey, the UNESCO status has boosted Bursa’s tourism industry, although it has for many decades been a favourite getaway place for Istanbul locals

While Trabzon lacks in miles and miles of gorgeous beaches, it delivers in many more ways including city breaks, historical attractions, and hundreds of acres of stunning landscape scenery, that make you wonder if you are in a Swiss alpine resort. Trabzon deserves much recognition and, in this article, we aim to help every first-time visitor prepare for their trip by listing what you need to know, where to go, and what to do.

Curious holidaymakers are always pleased with the range of places to visit in Bursa. Standing in a league of its own, Bursa has risen the ranks to become Turkey’s must-see destination. So, if you are planning a trip, what places should be on your list? Let us look at the attractions in the city centre and the larger province.

To visit Istanbul in winter is to see an alternative face to Turkey’s biggest and most prominent city. Summer in the metropolis is fun but winter can be as well because there are significant benefits you won’t get during any other season.

Uludag Ski Centre, covering the two hills of Fatintepe and Kusaklikaya, is 30 minutes from Bursa city centre, and ideal for skiers who either want a day trip or an overnight stay. Although already a firm favourite of Turks, its popularity grows every year, as more foreigners arrive to find out what the hype is all about.

While Turkey’s reputation as an ideal beach holiday destination makes people think of sand, sea and sun, the country’s skiing resorts are growing in popularity as Turkey seeks to transform itself into a year-round holiday place.

By promoting winter activities in Antalya, Turkey is edging towards its goal to become a year-round tourist destination. Many customers are surprised when they learn people choose Antalya for winter vacations, but it is a great time to visit, because of fewer crowds and massive opportunities to save money.

Eminonu is a great place to soak up the authentic Istanbul atmosphere because it reflects a lot more than tourism. This major transport hub offers glimpses into the daily life of Istanbul locals. Just sitting on a bench and watching people go by their business opens a different world that no travel magazine could describe.

Much of Fethiye’s ability to gain admiration stems from its diversity. Accommodating both budget and luxury travelers, a wealth of activities means every day is a Turkish adventure into a Mediterranean hotspot

the colourful houses of Istanbul add another dimension to the city. For independent travellers who get off the beaten track to explore local neighbourhoods, they are just as important as the well-known landmark buildings of the touristic Sultanahmet district. Among today’s Instagram fans, they are a must add to your travel photography portfolio.

If you ask us if you should visit Antalya in winter, our answer is a firm yes. While the smaller coastal resorts scale down from November to April, life in the city centre still carries on.

Knowing when the best time to visit Turkey is, depends on where you plan to go and what you want to do because the country has seven different climate zones.

Anyone looking to explore historical places in Antalya will be surprised with its vast range of ancient ruins and old landmarks. Sitting on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, the region covers a large area from Gazipasa in the east to Kas and Kalkan in the west. All these areas boast of places that attract curious holidaymakers from near and far.

As a peninsula, beach holidays are the number one priority for holidaymakers and Bodrum always delivers but gives more than just a stretch of sand. You can choose from hundreds of long beaches and small hidden coves but for help to decide where to go, here are our favourites.

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