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Destination guide

Wide open spaces and cultural appeal in Turkey

It’s hard to beat the diversity of Turkey, a land of vast landscapes, rugged coastlines and vibrant cities. Whether you’re looking for a quiet seaside retreat, a holiday of outdoor excursions or a trip through time, Turkey has plenty of holiday lettings to satisfy your needs.

History

Discover history and culture in Turkey

With a variety of cultural influence and a long history, Turkey has plenty of heritage sites to excite the history buff. Holiday cottages and homes can be found near the Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği, a structure renowned for its monumental architecture and Anatolian stone carvings, or the Archaeological Site of Troy, the site of the Trojan War with a 4000-year history. Go back even further at the Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük, one of the earliest known settlement sites of the Neolithic age with ruins of early man. You could also explore the former Silk Road at the Archaeological Site of Ani, a triangular plateau filled with stunning ancient ruins and engravings.

Things to do

Nature, culture and history in Turkey

Turkey offers a wealth of fantastic activities near holiday lettings, no matter what your inclination. The Blue Mosque is an iconic building from the early 17th century, which is great for history buffs, and those looking for rest and relaxation will find it in Pamukkale, a town known for its mineral-rich thermal waters near the ancient Roman spa of Hierapolis. The Topkapi Palace Museum, housed within an opulent 15th-century palace, is filled with Ottomon treasures and artefacts to explore. Hagia Sophia is a must-see as well, due to its immaculate Byzantine mosaics and Ottomon calligraphy found within the church.

Beaches

Sun and surf in Turkey’s beautiful beaches

With many holiday homes available near popular beaches and hidden gems, your perfect seaside holiday awaits. Nature lovers will enjoy İztuzu, a national conservation area with nesting places for turtles and relaxing swims in the warm, shallow waters, or Ölüdeniz, a popular beach for scuba diving and oceanside cocktails in trendy bars. Patara in an interesting beach to visit, due to its seemingly endless coastline and backdrop of ancient ruins, as well as Alaçatı, a fine-sand beach with mineral springs and ideal wind conditions for kite-surfing and sailing.

Family friendly

Family bonding in Turkey

Holiday homes are available throughout the Turkish landscape, ensuring that you and your family have plenty of options for fun, learning and adventure. The kids will love visiting Faruk Yalçın Zoo and Botanic Park, a natural habitat filled with exotic species and colourful plant life, or İzmir Wildlife Park, a naturalistic environment that’s home to over 12,000 animals from different parts of the world. If theme parks are more your style, Jurassic Land is a dinosaur-themed entertainment and education park with life-size dinosaur exhibits, and Space Camp Turkey takes kids on a journey through space technology to educate them about astronomy.

Good for couples

Rekindle your love with a romantic Turkey holiday

With electrifying nightlife, fine dining and a variety of outdoor adventures, Turkey is the perfect spot for a romantic holiday. Holiday cottages in Istanbul put you right in the centre of chic restaurants, outstanding nightclubs and authentic entertainment, such as belly dance or Turkish meyhanes. You can also enjoy alfresco dining overlooking the beautiful Bosphorus, a natural strait lined with trendy restaurants and cafes. If you prefer an active adventure, the mountainous landscape of the Alpine Meadows is ideal for challenging heights, beautiful views and native wildlife viewing. You could also get a mix of nature and culture on a horseback trek through Cappadocia, a vibrant area with Roman and Ottoman villages.

Can I find a vacation rental around Turkey?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 6,233 vacation rentals near Turkey. From 2,861 villas to 4,187 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Turkey for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Turkey?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Turkey. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kalkan: 1,407 vacation rentals
  • Dalyan: 468 vacation rentals
  • Fethiye: 926 vacation rentals
  • Oludeniz: 788 vacation rentals
  • Istanbul: 992 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Turkey! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Turkey?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Turkey:

  • Fethiye: 926 rentals
  • Istanbul: 992 rentals
  • Antalya: 243 rentals
  • Marmaris: 221 rentals
  • Kaş: 1,644 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Turkey?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Turkey are:

  • Dalaman (DLM-Dalaman Intl.): 825 vacation rentals
  • Marmaris (QRQ): 221 vacation rentals
  • Bodrum (BJV-Milas): 202 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Turkey?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Turkey. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kalkan Bazaar: 1,570 rentals
  • Taksim Square: 978 rentals
  • Turkey Grand National Assembly: 32 rentals
  • Dalyan Mosque: 529 rentals
  • Marmaris Grand Bazaar: 221 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Turkey listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Turkey

Antalya (region)
2,382 holiday rentals
Mugla
2,309 holiday rentals
Ankara
32 holiday rentals
Aydin
139 holiday rentals
Izmir
143 holiday rentals
Bursa
26 holiday rentals
Balikesir
18 holiday rentals
Trabzon
31 holiday rentals
Sakarya
52 holiday rentals
Nevsehir
23 holiday rentals