2008 News Archive - Holidays - Turkey flaunts its unique charms
27 02 2007
With the summer months rapidly approaching, tourism officials in Turkey are busily reminding the world of the country's unique charms.
According to the Turkish Daily News, the Culture and Tourism Ministry has adopted a fairly unusual strategy, travelling to international books fairs to spread the word.
While most holidaymakers are aware that Turkey boasts some of Europe's most spectacular beaches, few are particularly au fait with the country's rich and diverse history.
With the help of books, leaflets and other publications, officials are confident that they can convince people that there in fact thousands of reasons to holiday in Turkey this year.
Given the quality of Turkey's magnificent coastline, however, it seems highly unlikely that regular visitors will leave their favourite beaches in any hurry.
In Patara, Turkey boasts the very best beach in the world, according to the Sunday Times, and it is an assessment that many will support. It is the longest beach in the Mediterranean and it is set against a backdrop of ancient ruins.
Patara Beach is also great for families, thanks to comfortable bathing conditions, silky sand and enough space to cause mayhem.
Other striking beaches in Turkey include Alacati Bay, Altinkum Beach, Pirlanta Beach and the ever-popular Oludeniz Beach, which houses the breathtaking Blue lagoon.