Turkey is a country of huge landscapes and sites of geological interest that naturally lends itself to adventure. Rivers, forests, mountains and the gentle tides of the Mediterranean provide the often spectacular backdrop for many exciting activities designed to appeal to a wide range of ages and abilities. Popular sports include: sea kayaking, canoeing, snorkelling, scuba diving, cycling and trekking.
Turkey’s unique position between Europe, Asia and the Middle East also means that it has a lot to offer in terms of history and culture, allowing a day of fun activity to be combined with some fascinating ancient history. Walking in the mountains may bring you to a little visited archaeological site, while amphora and other signs of ancient trading may be found while scuba diving or snorkelling. A sea kayaking tour can be taken over the submerged antique city of Kekova and canoeing can be combined with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xanthos.
Many activities will take you into more rural areas allowing you to see another side to Turkey, and to sample local hospitality in village tea shops and cafes. Food is an important part of life in Turkey and even very simple restaurants can produce tasty meals, often a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern styles.
The climate in Turkey is similar to other countries in the Southern Mediterranean, mainly warm and sunny. Many activities can be enjoyed from late March to early November, although it will be necessary to protect yourself from the sun in the summer months.
A multi-activity holiday in Turkey not only offers the opportunity to partake in and try new well organised activities, it also gives the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore this fascinating and often beautiful country.