The town of Karaburun is located on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, in the Izmir Province. This is a part of the east Mediterranean Sea. This is a relatively small town with a population of just over 3,000 inhabitants. This will mean that the area is away from the usual touristy crowds and this will enable you to concentrate on resting and enjoying the tranquillity of your self catering accommodation in Karaburun.
Your holidays in Karaburun will be all about getting down to nature - in an area that is the closest part of Asia to the United Kingdom. There are some great beaches to be enjoyed along the Aegean Coast and these will provide for some family safe swimming and water sports including jet skiing, wind sailing and paragliding at some of the larger resorts in the area.
This part of Turkey is truly beautiful and just waiting for avid walkers to go off and explore. Keen photographers and painters will be in their element here; as will ornithologists who are intent on spotting birds that would never be sighted back home.
If you are spending your holidays in Karaburun, as you are in Izmir Province, this will be the perfect excuse to head to the main city - Izmir itself - and capture some of its historic and cultural charm. There are some ruins from the first known settlement in the area that are thought to date back to around 3,000 B.C. These ancient ruins are called Bayrakli and are definitely worth taking time out of your schedule to visit.
Also, whilst in Izmir, visit the Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi) that the city is so very proud of and there are also some interesting and vibrant flea markets to explore. Some ideal museums for you to check out include The Archaeological Museum of Izmir and The Ethnography Museum.
You can expect to bask in a typical Mediterranean climate on your holidays in Karaburun. This will mean that the temperatures during the summer will regularly hit the thirties degrees Celsius. During the winter, although cooler, you can still expect some generally good weather. Temperatures will average around 13 degrees Celsius and there are still plenty of days with bright sunshine. Rainfall is relatively low in this area: at around 14 inches per year.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Karaburun would be Izmir Airport (ADB), however, this is not particularly well served from the UK. Your best bet would be to rely on Bodrum Airport (BXN), as this is served by numerous charter holiday companies. You can depart from the UK from airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), East Midlands (EMA), Manchester (MAN) and Stansted (STN). Holiday companies such as Thomson Airways, Monarch, Jet2, Eastjet and Thomas Cook Airways will all be able to help you to arrange flights to Bodrum.