Winter Vacation In Turkey

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1. Posted by meltintotheair (Budding Member 6 posts) 34w Star this if you like it!

I have been a member of Miles and Smiles, and I got an email from Turkish Airlines offering a 50% discount for flights from London and some other cities in Northern Europe. I am planning to visit out of the UK, but I do not determine when or where to go. The offer covers all flights from October 10 to March 31. I can benefit from this offer, but I have not made a winter vacation yet. So, can you give any advice or tricks about a winter vacation in general or in specific to Turkey?

2. Posted by propertrvl (Budding Member 17 posts) 34w 1 Star this if you like it!

You can choose one or multiple destinations. Istanbul Cappadocia is a good option or /and adding Antalya will offer warmer weather. Cappadocia is a year-round destination even it is cold chance of blue clear sky is 90% - hot air ballooning, not crowded museums and winter sports center for skiing at 1-hour drive distance would be a bonus. Istanbul is timeless city and always things to do. Antalya beaches, beach walks, spa treatments daily excursions, and in general all-inclusive resorts with great service, golfing, etc. So you can start dreaming about your vacation. Happy travels. Murat

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4. Posted by -Adrian- (Budding Member 13 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

Besides the area of Nevşehir that Murat already suggested, Konya, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Mardin, Rize, are some destinations in Turkey that have great educational potential to enrich a person's general knowledge.

5. Posted by indianembassy (Inactive 1 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

i love Lycian Tombs around Fethiye, This is famous place in Turkey for winter vacation
The town of Fethiye, on the Mediterranean, is far enough south to enjoy many sunny, warm days during winter. While it isn’t really the weather for a leisurely swim, you can enjoy daytime temperatures in the low-mid 20s (Celsius), with more sunshine hours than in northern Europe.

The mild climate makes it a perfect time to explore the surroundings of the city. Fethiye is located in the centre of the Lycian Way, which connects intriguing, archaeological sights of this often-overlooked ancient culture.

You can get a glimpse of the 2400 year old Lycian Amintas Rock Tombs from the old town, right in the city. The tombs are chiselled into a sheer vertical rock-face, and extensively decorated with freezes and free-standing columns – a truly royal appearance.

6. Posted by -Adrian- (Budding Member 13 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

Fethiye is also nice, displaying a beautiful landscape from the hills and mountains around it. Because of its warm temperatures, people that appreciate both the cold of the winters and the warmth of the summers usually enjoy Fethiye more in the summer than in the winter.

7. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2325 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

Quoting indianembassy

i love Lycian Tombs around Fethiye, This is famous place in Turkey for winter vacation

Welcome to the forums, "indianembassy", but that's a very dodgy looking name you've chosen. I'm just waiting for some visa spam to be dropped from a profile named like that. If you're a genuine new user why not fill out your profile with some details.

8. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1509 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

When considering travel to Turkey, please note the following update from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara:

The Government of Turkey announced the following measures to combat COVID-19 in Turkey, which will go into effect at 20:00 on Friday, November 20, 2020, in all provinces, until further notice:

Individuals age 65 and over are only allowed outside during the hours of 10:00-13:00.
Individuals age 20 and below are only allowed outside during the hours of 13:00-16:00.
For individuals not affected by the age-specific curfews listed above, until further notice, there will be a partial curfew on weekends. This curfew allows individuals to be outside during the hours of 10:00-20:00. This curfew extends into Monday mornings and below are the curfew restrictions by day:
Saturdays and Sundays: curfew in effect from Saturday at 20:00 to Sunday at 10:00
Sundays and Mondays: curfew in effect from Sunday at 20:00 to Monday at 05:00.
Production, manufacturing, supply chains, and health workers are exempt from this weekend curfew. (The full circular text with exceptions to the curfew can be found at https://www.icisleri.gov.tr/koronavirus-salgini-yeni-tedbirler)
All education and training activities for public schools will continue via distance education. Parents of school-age children in private institutions should contact their respective schools for specific information on how this restriction impacts their institution.
Dining establishments such as restaurants, patisseries, cafes, and cafeterias will no longer be open for in-person dining; however, they will offer specific services at different times:
Delivery or in-restaurant pickup service: between 10:00 and 20:00
Delivery only: after 20:00 establishments will only be available to provide delivery.
Shopping malls, supermarkets, barbers, and hairdressers will only be open for service during the hours of 10:00-20:00.
Movie theaters, soccer fields, coffee houses, tea gardens, internet/electronic game halls, and billiard halls are suspended.

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