Enjoy effortless luxury and Mediterranean climates with our all-inclusive holidays to Turkey. Choose from a range of adventures across land and water or find your perfect oasis where everyone can chill out. Unforgettable experiences, vast sea views and beaches that stretch for miles: it’s all yours.
At the crossroads of cultures and eras, experience much more than just an all inclusive holiday in Turkey
Where worlds collide, the land of Byzantium and the Ottomans: where East meets West, Turkey offers the wonders of both cultures and scenery.
§ Perfect for family summer holidays and cultural getaways
§ Enrol the kids in a Flying Trapeze school
§ Visit the narrow streets and historical ruins of Anatlya
§ Enjoy the buzzing, friendly atmosphere of a local coffeehouse.
§ Explore the Taurus mountains with a 4x4 Safari adventure
§ Sail along the turquoise coast in a traditional wooden caïque
What to expect in Turkey :
Our Turkey holidays offer everything. There’s water sports aplenty and a multitude of other activities from tennis to archery. Take a day trip to bustling, history-packed Istanbul and wonder at the vast domes of the Hagia Sophia. Explore the fascinating Beldibi Cave and its prehistoric ruins. Or hop on a cable car to the top of Tahtali mountain and experience the amazing views.
From the dazzling blue sea to golden beaches and deep tans, family holidays in Turkey are a multicoloured paradise. Walk the bustling streets of Kemer, testing your haggling skills in fascinating shops full of trinkets. Board a ship for an amazing sea adventure to discover the sunken city of Simena. Or ride horses through a countryside abundant with rich aromas and ancient trees.
Where to stay? Our Resorts to discover the charms of Turkey
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Discover incredible landscapes during your all inclusive stay in Turkey. 3 hours from your Club Med Palmiye resort, make a stop at the Pamukkale natural site to admire its mineralised waterfalls which are a glistening, pristine white.
The magic continues in Cappadoce, at the Göreme National Park. Amongst the rocks forming chimneys, sculpted by erosion, several cave churches are hidden with incredible rock paintings, providing the perfect example of the beauty of Byzantine art.
30 minutes from the park, the wonders don’t cease as you discover the city of Kaymakli and its tunnels covering several kilometres. This underground city, over eight levels, is one of many troglodyte cities for which the region has become famous.
Nurtured by Ottoman, Greek and Roman influences, Turkey's culture is just as varied as the landscapes.
To brush up on your history, head for Ankara and the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations. Its large collection of artefacts, from the Palaeolithic era to the time of the Ottomans is an incredible archaeological journey.
Continue your cultural immersion in the ancient Halicarnassus: just 30 minutes from your Club Med Bodrum Palmiye resort, your stay in Turkey leads you to Bodrum’s Greek amphitheatre, which has been perfectly preserved since the 4th century BC.
Just a few metres from the amphitheatre, take a running jump into the medieval period by visiting Bodrum Castle, which was built by the Order of Hospitallers.
Just like the culture, the cuisine has soaked up various influences, blending Asian, Oriental and Mediterranean flavours. Heading back from the souvenir stands of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, try mezze, börek (savoury pastry) and cheeses which are part of the country’s rich culinary culture.
Why not take a seat and sip on a Turkish coffee as you admire the Blue Mosque? Discover this model of Ottoman architecture which is the starting point for pilgrims heading to Mecca and delve a little deeper into the secrets at the heart of Turkey.
Finally, bring your all inclusive holiday in Turkey to a close with a visit to Hagia Sophia, a basilica symbolising this overlapping of cultures. The first basilica of the Christina era was transformed into a mosque before becoming a museum.
Thanks to a pleasant climate and friendly people, you’ll receive a warm welcome in Turkey. Our all inclusive holiday offers give you a choice of destinations. Whether you opt for the getaway or tour that you want, Club Med takes care of the rest. Go on vacation with your family, with your children, solo or as a couple; Turkey is a multi-faceted country.
Did you know that the Turkish Riviera is also beautiful in winter? Take advantage of the fact that there are fewer tourists at this time of year compared to the summer season to spend winter holidays in the sun. If you are a foodie, Turkish cuisine offers versatility in its traditional dishes. With a hot mint tea, tasting delicious loukoums will immediately immerse you in Turkey's unique atmosphere.
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Try a blend of pleasures during your family holiday in Turkey
Choosing an all-inclusive family holiday in Turkey means a lot of the hard work is already done for you, and a Club Med holiday offers something for every age range throughout the family – from babies and toddlers, to older kids, teens and adults.
Great options for all-inclusive family resorts in Turkey include the Palmiye Hotel and Palmiye Bungalow resorts, which offer everything from archery and waterskiing to a flying trapeze school and great pools for the younger ones - included in the package price!
With enchanting scenery, Turkey is the ideal playground for your family holiday. On the Mediterranean coast, Konyaalti Beach offers a heavenly backdrop for lovers of water sports, with an unobstructed view of the mountains. 1 hour from your Club Med Palmiye resort, take a refreshing break in the little corner of paradise to be found by the Düden Waterfalls. In Cappadocia, have fun getting lost in the labyrinth of tunnels in the city of Kaymakli. This strange, underground city is built over 8 superimposed levels, more than 40m below the surface.
To discover the country’s roots, take off for Istanbul, just 1 hour from your Club Med Palmiye resort by plane. Head for Hagia Sophia, an ancient basilica and mosque which illustrates the complex history of Turkey. Continue your discoveries with the Istanbul Archaeological Museum: through the millions of works in its collections and fun installations, your family can work on your knowledge of the country. Finally, it’s by the Grand Bazaar after your quest to find souvenirs that you’ll celebrate the end of your family holiday around a plate of Turkish delight and a helping of helva.
Being a major world city, Istanbul has plenty to offer everyone in the way of shops, restaurants, parks, museums and culture – but it’s also home to some great family days out like Legoland, the Miniaturk model park and the Istanbul Aquarium.
Further out, water parks like Tortuga Pirate Island, at Kuşadası and Water World, near Fethiye, are huge fun – and Göynük’s Dinopark is one of the few places around where your kids will be able to ride a T-Rex.
If you’re staying in an all-inclusive resort, it can often be tempting to stick as close to the bars and restaurants as possible. But Turkey is so full of towns, historical sites and attractions, that it seems a shame to miss out on a few day trips. They’re also a great way of making sure everyone in your family gets to do what they want – from kids to grandparents – with the best destinations offering a mix of different sights and activities. Just visit the Excursions office in the Resort for an offer.
If anyone’s keen on history, the Roman ruins of Xanthos are definitely worth a visit – and they’re comfortably close to the bohemian seaside town of Patra, which has its own fantastic beach and plenty of boutique browsing opportunities for anyone who prefers couture to culture. Elsewhere, the spa town of Dalyan is also one of the best places to go in Turkey for families thanks to its famous mud baths – great for mums and dads who want to detox, and for kids who want to get messy!
The ancient city of Ephesus, once the trade centre of the ancient world, is a must-visit, as is the Sumela Monastery which has just undergone a huge restoration project. Clinging to a cliff near Mt Melat, the 4th century AD monastery is a highlight of the Black Sea.
Finally, you can’t go to Turkey without visiting Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar — 58 streets packed with around 4,000 shops. But get your bargaining skills ready first.
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Enjoy a luxury all inclusive Europe holiday with no hassle whatsoever when you travel with Club Med. The climate in Turkey holiday destinations can vary hugely depending on where you choose to take your European break. Coastal areas enjoy a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Inland areas tend to experience much more severe weather, with sharply contrasting seasonal temperatures, and especially harsh winters.