The rhythm of Turkey is the rhythm of ancient history, the mysterious East and the age-old traditions of hospitality in Turkey. Of course, in Turkey there is everything that we call Eastern exotic – endless market rows, spicy smells of coffee houses, smoke of hookahs and melancholy-exciting melodies … There is a wonderful mild climate and amazingly beautiful nature. To all this wealth, which in itself is able to attract crowds of tourists, added the traditional oriental hospitality, excellent service and the most modern tourism technology. Even if you haven’t been on the Turkish coast for just a year, you will be amazed at the changes.
Somewhere a new luxury hotel was erected, a new huge water park or a trendy disco appeared somewhere, the addresses and schedule of excursions became even more diverse, and the buffet was decorated with new delicious dishes. It was in Turkey that for the first time many were able to feel the excitement of the currently popular rafting – rafting on mountain rivers or the delight of flying over the mountains on a paraglider. It was here that for the first time modern hotels began to be built in the form of exact copies of historical buildings. For example, soon another one, an exact replica of the Kremlin, will appear next to the famous Topkapi Palace Hotel in Antalya, where everyone can live for a week or two in the chambers of the Istanbul Sultan. Buffet in Turkish hotels have long been recognized as one of the best in the world. No wonder the traditional Turkish health wish translates as “Be fat!”. It would seem that there can still come up with a new one? But the Turks do not stop there. Along with all-inclusive hotels, where the price of the voucher includes all entertainment, food and drinks, including local spirits (beer, wine, 40-degree crayfish (vodka), and free and unlimited), hotels are increasingly appearing max-inclusive. They provide even more free services: all kinds of sports, animation, a traditional Turkish bath, hammam with massage, food for every taste at any time of the day or night, and any drinks, including imported alcohol. In general, the hardworking and hospitable Turks really do their best so that the tourist gets completely distracted from ordinary life for a week or two and only rests, enjoying the warm sea, hot sand, tasty food, new impressions – in general, he received maximum pleasure from life The extraordinary variety of Turkish hotels provides an opportunity for a good rest for both poor students, couples, and respectable customers who are accustomed to the comfort of the highest class. “Stars” are assigned to Turkish hotels without any deception, according to strict European standards.
If you are young, and your wallet is not too thick, it is quite possible to choose a two-star hotel in the center of a noisy resort (from $ 200 per week). Even if the room doesn’t have an air conditioner, it doesn’t matter – you’ll be at the beach anyway, and at the disco at night. True, most likely you will not have to rely on a particularly generous buffet, so set aside money to have a kebab or shawarma meal ($ 1-3) for a day out. It does not matter if you settle down and not in the very center of the resort – you can always get to all the entertainment on a brisk dolmush taxi bus ($ 1-2 per trip).
Three-star hotels (from $ 300 per week) can be recommended for family holidays. The rooms here will probably be small, but equipped with air conditioning, the buffet is quite varied, there is a paddling pool in the pool, and your children will be engaged in animators. By the way, among the “three-star” there are hotels operating on an “all inclusive” system: a week of rest in them will cost about $ 500. Another good option for family vacations is the guesthouses, equipped with kitchens where you can cook yourself (from $ 25 per day). It should be noted that the assortment and prices in Turkish supermarkets do not practically differ from those in Kiev, and, in addition, you can always buy very cheap vegetables and the freshest sea fish on the market.
But, of course, the top of Turkish hospitality is the magnificent hotels of 4-5 stars, especially the so-called “club hotels”. In fact, these are entire cities, specially built for a relaxing holiday in the most picturesque corners of the coast. For example, if you settle in the hotel “Lykia World” (six kilometers from the city of Fethiye), you will find yourself in the whole city with shops, restaurants, gymnasiums and discos, with 17th (!) Pools for every taste, water parks and mini clubs for the youngest, special programs for teens, for young people, for couples and seniors. Almost all sports and water activities will be free for you – tennis (20 courts), windsurfing, canoeing or archery. Here you will get a free massage in the Turkish bath or hold a thalassotherapy session. With regard to food, the quality and abundance of breakfast, rolling in the second breakfast, then lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, it is impossible to describe. Tables just bursting with plenty.