Our Top Three Recommendations for Turkey for 2013

              Our Top Three Recommendations for Turkey for 2013

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, December 4, 2012

LONDON, December 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  *Find the best places to live it up in the lap of luxury
  *Focus on the family on your trip to Turkey
  *Blow the budget on an all-inclusive break

With holidays to Turkey set to be top of many people's wish lists for that
all-important annual break next year, the next decision holidaymakers need to
make is what part of this beautiful country they most want to visit. You might
be looking to splurge for your annual holiday next year, or maybe you're
tempted by the all-inclusive option. Perhaps the biggest deal-breaker is
trying to find somewhere the whole family can enjoy.

To help clarify your thinking we consulted our partners at the Turkish Culture
and Tourism Office to find out where they would choose if they were faced with
the same dilemma. Below are our top three recommendations to help you make the
most of your Turkey holidays next year:

Unleash your urge to splurge

For city lovers the cultural capital Istanbul boasts stunning Bosphorus views
and fine dining. Popular tourist areas of the Aegean and Mediterranean such as
Antalya, Cesme and Bodrum offer discerning travellers the chance to book
spacious but affordable five-star suites with an incredible range of options,
including infinity pools, spas and even butler services. For something a
little more unusual, luxury establishments can also be found in converted cave
dwellings in Cappadocia and renovated caravanserais in the east of the

With an unspoilt coastline of 8000km of spectacular beauty, 352 Blue Flag
Beaches and 19 Blue Flag Marinas for 2012 as well as being the second highest
producer of luxury yachts in the world, Turkey ranks among the top sailing and
cruising spots globally. Sailing enthusiasts enjoy a tradition of regular
international boat races and festivals throughout the year. Holidaymakers can
discover the serene 'Blue Cruise' on a traditional wooden boat and explore the
breathtaking coastline, accessible only by water. Enchanting anchoring points
offer snorkelling, swimming and diving, as well as the opportunity to explore
secret bays.

Focus on the family

As a nation that focuses on the family and loves children, Turkey is the
perfect choice for Brits and their little ones. Alongside the classic sun and
sea holiday it has a great variety of locations, activities and sports.

To try something a little bit different to the norm, why don't you check out
the Organic Eco Farm in Fethiye. The farm is set in the middle of a valley
surrounded by pine forests and a river, and boasts arts and crafts workshops
to keep the children busy making original souvenirs or learning to bake bread
and traditional borek (fried filled pastries). The youngsters can also help
out around the farm and meet the animals, go fishing and swim in the pool, or
visit the beach, just a 10-minute drive away. Families stay in stone, wood or
mudbrick bungalows, while all the food is healthy, organic and local.

It's all about the all-inclusive

Belek tops the list for all inclusive holidays to Turkey . The Antalya region
on the Mediterranean coast is well-known for its luxury resorts, with two of
its best-known being the purpose-built towns of Belek and Kemer, and has a
great variety of five-star world-class all-inclusive hotels and resorts. Other
features of the area include the Kurşunlu Waterfall with its 100 species of
birds, the Hellenistic city of Perge and the great 2000-year-old Aspendos
amphitheatre which hosts a yearly opera and ballet festival to over 15,000
spectators at a time.

Contact: Contact: Thomas Cook Press Office, Nick Sandham, Senior PR Manager,
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