Dreamy holiday at real prices
Now it is summer time. Everybody is fed up with working, going to school and struggling in traffic throughout the year. Now it is time to have a break. We know that you are thinking about having a good holiday.
Turkey is a holiday paradise with its natural and historical beauties: sand, sun, sea, history, good cuisine and entertainment; all awaiting tourists. Newspapers are full of holiday advertisements; most of them for expensive five star hotels and holiday villages.
“Where to go” is the ultimate question on your mind, but you do not want to spend a fortune over a week's holiday. If you are looking for a good and an economical holiday, then you should better read our special report on quality and cheap holiday alternatives on Turkey's coastline, including the Mediterranean, the Aegean, the Marmara and the Black Sea regions. You will be sure to find a proper holiday paradise on the Turkish Riviera, befitting both your mind and pocket.
The Mediterranean Region
The points of attraction in the Mediterranean region are Antalya's Kaleiçi, Kur?unlu Waterfalls, Phaselis antique city, Termessos antique city, the Aspendos Theatre, Perge, Köprüçay Canyon, the shores of Kemer shores and the Konyaalt? Beach at Antalya. A safari in the Olympos National Park is also a relaxing way to spend your holiday.
Where to stay?
Ulus Otel / City center
Phone: (0242) 229 00 65Bed and breakfast: YTL 30.
Air conditioning, TV and hot water avaliable.
Mahper Hotel / City center
Phone: (0242) 229 03 13Bed and breakfast, including dinner: YTL 45.
Air conditioning, TV, hot water and a balcony available; 100 meters to Konyaalt? beach.
Keyif Pansiyon, Ç?ral?
Phone: (0242) 825 73 09
Bed and breakfast: YTL 70.
You can eat fish for YTL 10 in the Azur Restaurant next to the pension.
Nar Pansiyon, Olympos
Phone: (0242) 892 14 28
Bed and breakfast (dinner included): YTL 15 in tree houses and YTL 25 in stone houses.
There are regular shuttles to the beach. You can find trout fish and drink for YTL 10.
Beyaz Pansiyon, Alanya
Phone: (0242) 512 47 46
Bed and breakfast: YTL 25.
TV and hot water available; 10 meter to the sea. Lunch and dinner for YTL 5 in the Yenilmez Restaurant next door.
?evkibey Otel, Alanya
Phone: (0242) 514 20 79
Bed and breakfast: YTL 40 per person.
At the shore. A swimming pool, air conditioning, TV and minibar available.
Arkaç Otel, Manavgat
Phone: (0242) 742 39 83
Bed and breakfast: YTL 50.
Close to the beach. A swimming pool, air conditioning, TV and hot water available.
Hotel Belinda, Side
Phone: (0242) 756 92 00
All inclusive: YTL 80.
Swimming pool and sauna available; 300 meters to the sea.
The Aegean Region
The points of attraction at Ayval?k include Cunda Island, ?eytan Sofras? (The Devil's Banquet), Sar?msakl? Beach and T?marhane Island.
How to get there
Take the ?DO ferry from ?stanbul to Band?rma. It is a one-hour drive from Band?rma to Ayval?k via Susurluk, Bal?kesir and Havran.
Palmera Resort Otel
Phone: (0266) 324 22 17
Bed and breakfast: YTL 80.
Situated on the seaside. Balcony, air conditioning, TV, mini bar, mini cash box, hairdryer, swimming pool, beach and terrace bars are available.
Ali Gür Apart Otel
Phone: (0266) 324 60 70
Bed and breakfast: YTL 75.
Located at the Sar?msakl? Beach. Air conditioning, TV, kitchen, bathroom and a living room section available.
Splendid coves and a dream nightlife make Bodrum unique. Akyarlar Gümü?lük, Bitez and Gümbet are spots to worth seeing.
How to get Akyarlar and Bitez
From Bodrum to Akyarlar and Bitez regular minibus shuttles are in service 24-hour.
Arzum Pansiyon, Akyarlar
Phone: (0252) 393 63 86
Single room: YTL 20 per person.
Shower, bathroom, airconditioning and a common kitchen available; 150 meters to the sea.
Ceylan Pansiyon, Akyarlar
Phone: (0252) 393 60 99
Bed and breakfast: YTL 30 per person.
Airconditioning, bathroom, mini refrigerator available; 25 meters from the Meteor Cove.
Billur Pansiyon, Bitez
Phone: (0252) 363 78 49
Single room for two: YTL 40
Located in citrus fruits garden, 300 meters from the beach. All balconies have a sea view.
Makumba Hotels, Bitez
Phone: (0252) 363 80 14
Single room for one: YTL 55
Single room for three: YTL 95
Two swimming pools and airconditioning available; 60 meters from the beach.
Marmaris is a resort with several natural picnic areas outside the city center. For those who prefer a mobile vacation should try one of many camping sites. The blue voyages to ?çmeler, Kad?rga and the Fosforlu (an underwater cave) are worth trying. Beaches at the villages of Akyaka, Kumlubük and Turunç are less crowded than in the city center.
Phone: (0252) 412 37 54
Single room for one (breakfast included): YTL 20
TV and airconditioning in rooms; 30 meters from the shore. Alternative less expensive foods are in the area.
Palmiye Otel, Orhaniye Village
Phone: (0252) 487 11 34
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 30
Lunch or dinner for one: YTL 15
Located on the beach. Swimming pool, bathroom, shower and airconditioning available.
The Diplomat Hotel
Phone: (0252) 476 71 45
Bed and breakfast and dinner for one: YTL 42
The hotel is right next to the beach in the village Turunç, a 25-minute dolmu? ride away from Marmaris. Air conditioning, TV, mini bar and bathroom available.
A 29 kilometer long coastal line shelters magnificent virgin coves and a famous surfing center, Alaçat?. To all coves, boat tours available; diving tours also in your service. Beach parties, nightlife and festivals will make your day.
Phone: (0232) 712 95 91
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 25
A common kitchen and barbeque in the garden available; 250 meters from the town center. Close to a public beach.
Phone: (0232) 712 69 34
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 25
Five minutes to the city center. Bathroom, airconditioning, TV and a common kitchen available.
Phone: (0232) 712 70 03
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 20
Two minutes to the bazaar. Hot water, TV and airconditioning available 24/7.
Phone: (0232) 712 82 95
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 70
A three-star hotel; 10 minutes to Çe?me. Airconditioning, Jakuzzi, TV and mini bar available.
This Aegean vacation spot has a 20 kilometer long beach. Ephesus antique city, the Virgin Mary, Miletos and the ?irince Village are worth seeing. The Bar Street is ideal for those looking for different kind of entertainment.
Phone: (0256) 622 06 71
Single room for one: YTL 20
A common kitchen is available, 150 meters from the shore. A YTL 7 fixed menu at the next door “pide” house.
Phone: (0256) 614 14 10
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 20.
Airconditioning, TV and hot water available; 50 meters to the sea.
Fethiye as the pearl of the Mediterranean region shelters the Blue Lagoon (Ölü Deniz) and the Belcek?z. Holiday villages, hotels, pension and camping areas provide a wide range of options. Babada? and the Belcek?z, heavens for paragliders.
Grand Taner Hotel, Ölüdeniz
Phone: (0252) 617 01 22
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 30.
A swimming pool, children's playground, bar, parking lot, airconditioning, phone, shower, TV and balcony available; 12 kilometers to the city center.
Yalç?n Apart, Karg?
Phone: (0252) 623 95 58
Room, a village type of breakfast and dinner: YTL 40.
The rooms have shower, refrigerator and a small kitchen.
The Marmara Region
Provides ideal vacation deals with its cooler climate.
The ??neada Island is coastal town 260 kilometer outside ?stanbul. Explore serenity here. Fresh and plenty of fishes are for meals.
How to get there?
Berk and Görkey tourism agencies have buses to take you there. ?stanbul-Saray-Vize-Poyral?-Demirköy and ??neada route is most used. It takes about three hours to get there.
Phone: (0288) 692 28 83 – 84
Bed and breakfast for two: YTL 50.
Phone: (0 288) 692 22 73
Single room for one: YTL 30
A?va is a typical peaceful fisherman's town located in the middle of Ye?ilçay and Göksu creeks. Seashore in the front, forests in the back.
How to get there?
Take Ümraniye-?ile route from ?stanbul. You will be in A?va 1.5 hours later. ?ile-A?va buses also available every hour at Üsküdar.
Phone: (0216) 721 80 12
Bed and breakfast (dinner included): YTL 65
Phone: (0216) 721 85 06
Single room, bed and breakfast for one: YTL 30
Splendid nature, plenty of facilities. Try ice cream and a unique desert. Fish is the main dish.
Phone: (0286) 764 03 04
Half day pension: YTL 70
Situated on the skirts of the Mt Kaz. Airconditioning, TV, satellite, phone, mini bar, one swimming pool for adults and one for children, playground and tennis court are available.
Kad?rga Motel Otel
Phone: 0286 764 02 82
Half day pension: YTL 80
Balcony, airconditioning, TV, hair dryer, mini bar available in rooms.
The Av?a Island
Locals in ?stanbul prefer Av?a for sneak vacations.
Phone: (0266) 896 11 34
Half day pension: YTL 75, Open buffet in the morning and evening.
At the sea shore. Bathroom, phone and TV available.
Phone: (0266) 896 21 36
Bed and breakfast: YTL 20.
Hot water and refrigerator available; 50 meters to the sea.
Situated at the Kap?da? Peninsula. Enjoy early morning hours in Erdek while having Turkish pastry varieties, sipping well brewed Turkish tea and the view of the Zeytinli Island.
Phone: (0266) 8475151
Half day pension: YTL 60
Airconditioning, balcony, mini bar and TV in rooms. A soccer field, a walking track, a disco, a swimming pool, a pool bar and an Internet café available in the hotel.
The Marmara Island
Mountaineering, hunting, fishing, diving and walking… what more do you need? Any kind of herbal teas plus ice cream are served in cafes. Variety of fishes, olives and olive oils are also available.
Phone: (0266) 885 57 37
Bed and breakfast: YTL 39.
Five minutes to the dock. Hot water and balcony in rooms.
The Black Sea Region
The plateaus and shores here are ideal for people who enjoy vacationing in cooler climates. With its unique dishes, evergreen forests and cheerful people, the region is one of a kind.
A small town at the Black Sea, with breath-taking scenery. The Amasra Museum and the Çekiciler Bazaar are “must go” places. Fish, salad and drink cost you YTL 15. Do not forget to try yogurts.
Phone: (378) 315 14 34
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 25.
Phone: (378) 315 25 76
Bed and breakfast for one: YTL 30.
Peaceful and clean coves, good quality hotels and seafood are available; three hour drive to ?stanbul. The Fak?ll? Cave is a must see.
Can Apart Pansiyon
Phone: (0380) 611 96 65
Room prices change from YTL 50, to 80 and to YTL 100.
Swimming pool and café available.
Phone: (0380) 618 71 60
Single room YTL 20 (0-12 year children are free).
On the beach; a wide garden, hot water and TV available.
The River Çoruh
The Çoruh Basin is one of the natural richness in Turkey. The Valley forms the Western tip of the Caucasus ecological system. A 185 kilometer long Yusufeli-?spir rafting track, fresh spring waters in the Mescit Mountains are famous. Best season for rafting is June-September.
Phone: (0 466) 824 40 86
Bed and breakfast: YTL 35.
Tent rental YTL 10 per day. Breakfast and meals YTL 5 per person.
Çamyuva Pansiyon, Yusufeli
Phone: (0 466) 832 20 01
Half day pension YTL 50
A bungalow for five: YTL 150
Lunch YTL 10
Breakfast YTL 5 (20 different local foods)
Beautiful plateaus are situated in many different points of the Black Sea region.
Ku?puni, Ayder, Çaml?hem?in
Phone: (0464) 657 20 52
Bed and breakfast (dinner included): YTL 50.
Wooden rooms, local dishes are served here. Try a local dish called “m?hlama”.
F?rt?na Pansiyon, Çaml?hem?in
Phone: 0 464 653 31 11
Half day pension for one: YTL 45.
Full day pension for one: YTL 50.
Located on the way to the Sal and Pokut plateaus.
Source:Mustafa Sapmaz-Yasemin Yurtman-Eda ?mik-Baybora Ergül Tempo Magazine