Turkey is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and its easy to see why. There are so many cultural and historical places of interest to see, Istanbul which was once known as Constantinople is one of the worlds most fascinating cities, here you will be able to haggle with street sellers and wonder the maze of alleyways. Turkey is known as the crossroads of East and West has been a melting pot of great civilizations for thousands of years which has left a lot of historic sites for tourists and a warm climate year round.
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Winter generally runs from December, January, February and March which are the coldest months to visit. Here you can get flights and holidays at really cheap prices but don't expect to go swimming in the sea. The hottest months of the year are June, July, August and September where there is an average temperature of around 25 degree. At peak times it can go over 30 degrees so try to head to the Coast or get a hotel with a swimming pool during this time. May and October are also good times to visit Turkey especially if you are travelling with children, these two months are warm but not unbearably hot.
While you are preparing for a visit to the mystical land of culture and history, you would need some preparations including getting a visa which is the most important thing to get before you land in Turkey. If you are worried about the visa process, then an easy option is to get it done online. The visa for Turkey is provided by the Turkish Government and the rules and the norms would change according to the country you are coming from.
If you are searching for accommodation in Turkey, either year round or for your summer holidays, then you’re in for a treat. With so many resorts, hotels and hostels to choose from and a guarantee of gorgeously hot and sunny weather, it’s a good choice for a family holiday. Depending on the kind of holiday you and your family enjoy, it can be good to choose an all inclusive resort, as this takes away any stress surrounding meals - you can be sure there will be something for the kids - and means you can spend your time enjoying all the activities on offer. There are lots of resorts throughout the country offering you 3-5 star accommodation, all inclusive meals and clean and spacious rooms, as well as excellent pools, a short walk to the main tourist areas and some even have the beach only a few minutes away.