Turkey family holidays 2014

Family fun where east meets west

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Russ Sanchez

Russ Sanchez
HomeAway travel expert


IstanbulTurkey has long been a British holiday favourite, and it still grows more popular by the year. It boasts a blissful Mediterranean climate, breathtaking beaches and luscious landscapes unlike those anywhere else on earth. You can paraglide from enormous mountains in Olu Deniz, and snorkel, dive or water-ski in most resorts. You can even go skiing in Kartalkaya and Erciyes. And don't forget the food – it's almost reason enough to visit! Resort restaurants can be counted on to serve succulent Turkish kebabs, seafood, Mezes and slow-cooked lamb alongside British, Indian and Chinese cuisines.

With hundreds of properties throughout Turkey, from the picturesque coast to the vibrant, colourful cities, HomeAway has Turkish holiday homes to suit every family's need. Let HomeAway help you make the most of your family holiday in Turkey; and, to help you make the most of your time, we've put together a list of top places to visit in Turkey.


 

Top places to visit in Turkey


   

Family holidays in Turkey: Marmaris Family holidays in Turkey: Marmaris

Family holidays in Marmaris are sure to keep everyone happy, as this bustling, vibrant resort has something for everyone. From fragrant markets where you can haggle for spices and Turkish delight, to seaside bars offering entertainment every evening, it's the quintessential family destination. Spend your days lazing on the unspoilt beach, or hike into near mountains filled with pine trees and lakes. Outdoor activities are somewhat of a speciality, so why not try cycling, rock-climbing or white-water rafting?

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Family holidays in Turkey: Istanbul Family holidays in Turkey: Istanbul

As Turkey's largest city, and old capital of both the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, family holidays in Istanbul promise an unforgettable break. It's one of the largest cities in Europe, home to around 15 million people, so you'll certainly find no shortage of things to do or see. For those in search of historical sites, Sultanahmet Square is your first port of call – home to the beautiful Basilicia Cistern and Blue Mosque, as well as Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palaces. Also consider a cruise down the Bosphorus strait.

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Family holidays in Turkey: Bodrum Family holidays in Turkey: Bodrum

Located in the Southern Aegean, family holidays in Bodrum will keep everyone entertained. There are dozens of Roman ruins and a beautiful citadel to visit, but there are also lively restaurants, beautiful beaches and fishing villages. One of the town's biggest claims to fame is having been built over the ancient city of Halikarnassus, the Mausoleum of which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today, Bodrum is best known for its excellent Turkish baths, and safe, beautiful beach overlooked by an ancient castle.

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Family holidays in Turkey: Antalya Family holidays in Turkey: Antalya

Antalya is Turkey's fastest growing resort. Located along the trendy 'Turkish Riviera', family holidays in Antalya herald lazing on golden sands, and strolling around historic sites. There are dozens of beautiful buildings in the town, with most centred at Kaleici, Antalya's old quarter. Beside an archaeological museum and ancient Roman amphitheatre, you'll find Hadrianus Gate here, a magnificent arch built by the Roman Emperor of the same name. In the evenings, head to the Yacht Harbour to enjoy Mezes in traditional restaurants.

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Family holidays in Turkey: Aegean Coast Family holidays in Turkey: Aegean Coast

Family holidays on the Aegean Coast promise unspoilt stretches of sand, and endless summer sunshine. Each charming area of the coast boasts its own unique attractions. The North Aegean Coast has some of the country's most exclusive yachting marinas, and boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary shopping centres, ancient mosques and markets. The South Aegean Coast, meanwhile, offers amazing ruins and historical sites. Visit the Greek theatre at Ephesus for plays during the summer, or the magnificent ruins of Troy, which date back 3,000 years.

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Accommodation in Turkey

STUNNING SEASIDE VILLA, PRIVATE POOL+CHILDREN' POOL,AMAZING SEA VIEWS

This beautiful and well positioned villa is at the head of a luxury development, located in an area of Yalikavak that offers fabulous sea views. The villa is very tastefully furnished, with well thought out features; such as the children's pool an...

Vacation home in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region - 8 persons, 4 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Large, beautiful semi-detached house. In the resort, 500 m from the sea, 500 m from the beach. For shared use: garden, swimming pool (17 x 7 m, 01.04.-31.10.). Parking at the house. Shop 1.2 km, grocery 500 ...

Vacation home in Marmaris, Aegean Region - 7 persons, 4 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Camli köyü 10 km from Marmaris: Very modern, comfortable villa, built in 2008. 16 houses in the resort. Outside the resort, 10 km from the centre of Marmaris, in the district Camli Köyü, in a quiet position,...

Apartment in Bodrum / Güllük, Aegean Region - 6 persons, 3 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Güllük 35 km from Bodrum: Cosy apartment block, built in 2009. On the outskirts, 4.3 km from the centre of Güllük, in a quiet, elevated position, 50 m from the sea, 50 m from the beach. For shared use: prope...

Apartment in Bodrum / Güllük, Aegean Region - 4 persons, 2 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Güllük 35 km from Bodrum: Cosy apartment block, built in 2009. On the outskirts, 4.3 km from the centre of Güllük, in a quiet, elevated position, 50 m from the sea, 50 m from the beach. For shared use: prope...

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