Turkey is a big country and you might need to visit a few times to be able to make the most of it. Explore the capital Istanbul, a bustling city that straddles Asia and Europe, delve into the Ottoman and Byzantine history, ride in a hot air balloon over the fairytale land of Capadoccia, a firm favourite of the Instagram set and definitely a place for taking hundreds of photos. Average daily cost per person: 163 Turkish lira or £20 ($24).
Past travelers have spent, in average £4 ($5) on meals for one day. Some of the typical dishes to try are the Baklava (creamy pastry with pistachios), Döner Kebab, Köfte (Turkish meatballs), Meze (Large plate with different cold apetizers).
There are accommodations for all budgets in Turkey, and some very luxurious and expensive places. But if you’re travelling on a budget, you can plan to spend in average £12 in hostels or budget hotels.
Turkey is a gorgeous country, the weather is ideal and there is lots to see.
– Shop at Bodrum markets – the Bodrum weekly market is the next largest one on the Bodrum Peninsula. Our tip, go on Tuesday for gorgeous clothes, inexpensive jewelry, traditional handicrafts, and famous kilims and carpets are all to be found on the cobbled side streets or fashionable shopping malls.
– Day Trip to Kos – Combine Greece and Turkey! Kos is only 45 minutes boat from Bodrum. Cost £18 ($22).
– Try a local Hammam – Get 45 minutes of washing, traditional body scrubbing, foam wash and a massage for less than £50 ($61.5).
– Relax on the beach – There is a mutlitude of beaches in Turkey, but the best ones are perhaps around Antalya.
– Visit your local castle – There are beautiful castles in Turkey, some offering a gorgeous view of the coastline.