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Spain or Turkey - where's your money going?

2nd April 2015

Spain or Turkey - Holiday vs Holiday

Not so long ago a well known holiday comparison site promoted 'holiday vs holiday', and the setting of the ad was a volley ball shootout against a Spanish dancer and Turkish carpet seller, with the message Turkey or Spain - where's your money going? (See the commercial here)

Well of course it has to be Turkey! Go Rug Man!

So let's explore why Turkey is the best choice for your summer holiday.

It's a Diverse Country

Turkey spans two continents and is literally at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, so it is no wonder Turkey is so incredibly diverse. It is a country filled with different cultures, histories, landscapes, ancient and modern cities and rural lifestyles – It really does cater for all. And any historian, nature lover, adventure, beach goer, culture vulture and shopaholic will be spoilt for choice! This country will truly delight anyone who visits - without disappointment!


The currency exchange rate is very good and with such a high exchange rate, Turkey is an affordable holiday destination.
Restaurants, bars, entertainment and sightseeing are much cheaper for families, when compared to other European destinations.


Turkey is a hot country and boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year.

Turkey’s highest temperatures for;

May 70.8F,
June 79.1F,
July 85.1F,
August 85.1F
September 79.2F

Epic History

Turkey’s past really is a ‘treasure trove’ for history buffs! And you can discover many historic episodes within it’s long history, including; The Ottoman sultans and harems, The Roman Empire, The Byzantine Christians and The Hittites, to name a few.

Natural Beauty

As well as incredible city landscapes and picturesque towns; like Fethiye, Turkey has some of the worlds most stunning natural scenery – The famous and very beautiful ‘OluDeniz’ resort, the rock formations of ‘Cappadocia’ and the warm waters of the Kas / Kalkan Coastline are just a few examples of the outstanding naturally beauty found in Turkey.

The Food

Turkish cuisine excels beyond the stereotypical ‘greasy doner’ that we're all used to in the UK and instead offers a wide range of traditional specialties.
 However, while you can still expect to find the usual stereotypical exotic spices, bazaars, Turkish delight, yoghurt and water pipes. You will also find good Turkish food specialties, like; mouth watering seafood dishes, (real Turkish) kebabs, roast meat, syrupy baklava, simit (round bread with sesame seeds), dolma (vine leaves stuffed with rice) and a variety of Mediterranean meze’s. 

Tip: To try real Turkish food, go where the locals eat

Warm & Friendly People

Turks are known for their warm and friendly ways and they are very helpful to each other and other foreigners. And it’s this hospitality; friendliness and warmth from the people that will always bring holidaymakers back to this amazing country.

Turkish people are also very trusting and it’s not uncommon to be told by a local shop owner, “buy now and pay me later, no problem” – even without a deposit, phone number or even an address! These laid back attitudes are very inspiring. 

Turkey it is! Sorry Spain

Turkey is one of the top destinations for holidaymakers in the UK and with its fantastic weather, tasty food, amazing sights and beautiful landscapes; it’s easy to see why.

You may be interested in:-

»What NOT to Forget on your holiday to Turkey

»Top Holiday hangover cures - Turkey

»How to avoid mosquito bites in Turkey

»Turkish phrases for tourists

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