5 Hidden Gems To Visit In Turkey

Hey Cats,

If there is a country that is full of culture and hidden gems then it has to be Turkey. I have traveled to Turkey for both holidaying and business and always had the most wonderful time. There are so many varied things to see. I wanted to share some of these amazing places that you can see on a short break to get the most impact from your trip. Holidaygems.co.uk have some great deals right now on short breaks for Turkey and after this you may want to book yourself in.

Bodrum Harbour

Bodrum is a great location to if you really want to shop in style. If you want a city break where you can shop till you drop or even take a boat ride then this is the place for you. Packed full of shops and restaurants you will be spoilt for choice on where to go and will never run out of things to do. There are lots of eateries on the harbour bay where you can relax and take in the sun while enjoying the stunning views. I couldn't resist grabbing a frappe in Starbucks and sitting outside where the waves literally crash onto your feet keeping you cool and helping you relax and forget all your worries.

 Turkish baths

You just can't visit Turkey without enjoying a Turkish bath of some form. After spending all day in the sun relaxing in a Turkish bath really is a treat. I loved being pampered and went into a family run bath in Altinkum and got the best treatment by a lovely married couple who had been treating tourists to massages for over 20 years. My friends and I spent some time getting covered in bubbles, splashed with cold water and drinking Turkish teas which may not sound relaxing but once you have experienced it you will be going back for more. The best full body massages or mud treatments are available too and they can be catered to your needs. There are so many places to choose from but I especially appreciate small family run places who give the extra touches.

Temple Of Apollo

One of the most awe inspiring reasons to visit Turkey has to be the historical aspect of the country. There are so many stunning places to visit where you can get a running history lesson. There are many excursions you can go on dotted around the country but when I was visiting Bodrum I went to Didim to visit the Temple of Apollo. The architecture of the remaining pieces is breathtaking and to fund out so much about the past really does leave your brain full of rich information. Holidays shouldn't just be about beaches but about learning too.


You will never go hungry in Turkey with so many places to choose to eat along beaches, harbour bays or even with locals try as many different dishes as you can in the short time you're there. I especially encourage you to check out local day trips as some include visiting with small villages or local places of worship where you can get a real sense of community, home grown and delicious food. We visited a small village and tasted fresh dishes made with chilli's we has picked ourselves and we even got to help prepare the dishes too.


This one may take a short flight but even if you visit for one night it is so worth checking out as you can go on stunning hikes and take hot air balloons over stunning landscapes you didn't even know existed in turkey. If heights aren't your thing but you're an early riser then kick back having a Turkish breakfast watching the sunrise and a sky full of beautiful balloons a moment you won't forget in a hurry.

Have you been to Turkey? What did you enjoy there?



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