Family Adventure Vacations in Turkey

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Turkey is one of our favorite countries and a perfect destination for family holidays.

The country is fascinating in every respect and offers something for everybody – one of the best vacation spots. It is a crossroads, the bridge between East and West, Europe and Asia, and like all crossroads, it offers tantalizing choices for adventure, exploration, relaxation and family holidays. Turkey is home to one of the world’s greatest cuisines, some of the friendliest people you will meet anywhere, an incredible coastline and literally hundreds of sites attesting to the rise and fall of ancient civilizations. A country where ancient minarets and modern buildings share the skyline, Turkey is unquestionably exotic, while at the same time offering visiting families all the comforts of a modern society.

Our family holidays in Turkey

Istanbul is and always has been quite one of the great cities of the world. One could spend weeks here and never be bored. A mix of ancient and modern, Istanbul always surprises.

A a city with many faces – from the latest fashions and shopping malls to millennia old buildings, in Istanbul one can marvel at what was the biggest building in the Western World for over 1000 years, wander through the largest market in the world, visit palaces that match Versailles in every way, shop till you drop and and taste some of the finest food you’ll ever taste, no matter what your budget.

The Coast

Turkey borders four seas and has some of the most incredible coastline found anywhere. On this family vacation in Turkey, spend a few nights on a private boat with your own captain and crew, explore little known beach villages, visit the sites of Ancient Rome and Greece, or hike or jeep through the coastal mountains.


Central Turkey is home to one of the strangest landscapes found anywhere. Mysterious hills of soft stone, underground cities, ancient cave churches and hidden canyons are all to be found in this incredibly unusual area.

The Far East

Far removed from Western and Central Turkey, the East is a place of mystery and magic. It is a vast landscape, home to places so ancient they are mentioned in the Bible – mountains, plains, deserts, ancient cities surrounded by mighty walls, souks and ancient caravanserais. It is ideal for the adventurous traveler looking to get far away from the tourist crowds.

For Gideon’s take on Turkish food read more on his Travel With Kids Blog.