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Urban travel is excellent fun, but visiting villages in Turkey is to explore a different lifestyle. Some of the small communities are stuck in time, others earned claim to fame for a specific reason, while most never feature in any travel guides and are off the beaten track.

If you want to get away from touristic areas you would do well to look at the charming Bosphorus villages lining both the European and Asian shores. Formerly fishing villages that no-one had ever heard of, their popularity is rising as more people seek to discover the cultural side of Istanbul for themselves.

The slogan of Istanbul New Airport is the “future of travelling”, and that gives air passengers a good idea of how high they are setting the bar for air travel comfort.

The Eyup area of Istanbul is slowly growing in popularity as increasingly more tourists and property buyers look towards the neighbourhood that has shed its past mistakes and reinvented itself as a desirable place to live and work.

According to the European Travel Commission, Turkey beat 33 countries in becoming Europe's top performing tourist destination during 2018 and even more visitors are expected this year.

Spring is seen by many in Turkey as the best time of the year. As the cold weather subsides and the warm sun starts to take over, April see Turkish villages and towns come to life. Spring is seen as a time for celebration, a time to give thanks to Mother Nature.

Turkish cities offer a rich diversity of social opportunities from arts and culture, culinary adventures, shopping bonanzas and an exciting collection of nostalgic architecture. Some are also home to historical sites and have a beautiful story to tell of bygone eras.

Any Turkish Riviera travel guide should start by saying that if you think the French Riviera is the go-to place for yachting and sailing enthusiasts, you have seen nothing yet. The Turkish Riviera stretching for more than a 1000 kilometres supports everyone including budget and luxury travellers and property investors.

Upon first glance, Cappadocia appears deserted but with closer inspection and some adventurous exploration, lunar-like plains come into view, and they are unique, mesmerising and unbelievable.

Turkey is home to some great ski centres and a multitude of spa resorts and history packed cities perfect for a winter break. Although Turkey may not be a well-known winter destination just yet, it's gaining in popularity.

Collectively, 39 districts of Istanbul spread over the European and Asian sides make up a large city that is not only glorious in name, but a delight to explore.

Turkey’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a marvellous blend of cultural and natural beauty highlighting the best of the country’s history.

Alanya, on Turkey's South coast, serves up an enticing mix of history, beauty and adventure. Straddled between blue-flag beaches and topped by an impressive fortress, it's a town that attracts a steady stream of tourists, property investors and foreign settlers.

As a group, the districts of Antalya form a large area on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. The province is not to be underestimated because it is the second most popular holiday destination and expat retreat, and a major Turkish Riviera sailing hub.

Hiring a car in Kalkan is a great idea for curious travellers who want to explore the rest of Mediterranean Turkey. Get the car delivered to your holiday home or pick it up at the airport, and from there, enjoy a week or two of exploration to see stunning landscapes, and a wealth of touristic sites and attractions.

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