For many of us, the long dark days of winter are finally beginning to disappear, slowly being replaced instead by longer spells of warm sunshine, clear blue skies, longer days and shorter nights. Yes spring is most certainly on the way for many of us, which means that summer will be close behind. Now, for many of us, summer signals warm weather, family and friend time, BBQ’s, and perhaps most importantly of all for many of us, summer signals the opportunity to head abroad to climes even hotter than where we live, and bask in the warm sunshine by enjoying a well deserved, summer holiday. Turkey is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the entire world, with literally hundreds of thousands of holiday makers flocking there every single year. One of the main reasons that Turkey is so popular, is because it’s so affordable, and that’s including the flights. Monarch offer great flights to Turkey that are extremely affordable indeed. If you feel that Turkey could be for you, here are a few things to do there that will make your stay unforgettable.
Visit the underground city of Derinkuyu – The underground city of Derinkuyu is widely regarded as one of the unofficial wonders of the entire world, and when you see it for yourself, you’ll understand exactly why. This is actually an eight-level city, that is entirely underground. When you clasp eyes upon it, you’ll be amazed and fascinated when you realise how people in this region used to live, in order to escape and seek solace from the Roman Empire. When you see it, you’ll realise that it is actually an entire city, as there are houses everywhere, as well as churches and other various structures. Just make sure your back is ok as you will be required to do a lot of bending down from time to time.
Sunbathe on Patara beach – Let’s face it, there are fewer pleasures in life than basking in warm sunshine on a gorgeous sandy beach, listening to the waves of the sea gently breaking on the shore. Well, Patara beach is one of the most pleasurable and aesthetically pleasing beaches in the entire world. It stretches for 9 miles of nothing but soft sand, and is actually backed by ancient Roman and Lycian ruins, so those with a passion for history and culture will also feel at home here. If nature is of interest to you, you’ll also be pleased to hear that this beach is actually the breeding ground of the loggerhead turtle, which is actually an endangered species.
Visit the city of Istanbul – If you’re new to Turkish culture, then Istanbul is a great place to start your holiday. This vast city is packed full of mosques, cafes, restaurants, museums, and authentic Turkish markets, where you’ll be certain to pick up a bargain or two. The night life is also great here, as Taksim Square is packed full of bars, clubs, and lounges for you to relax and let your hair down after a busy day of sightseeing.