(PRWEB) October 29, 2012
Others may wish to get out and about and sample the endless of choice of activities that Turkey has to offer.
With this in mind the No.1 Turkey holiday specialist has compiled a quick fire list of top 5 things to do whilst holidaying in Turkey.
Have a Turkish bath
A ‘Turkish bath’ is a method of cleansing and relaxation that became popular during the Victorian era. The process involves taking a Turkish bath is similar to that of a sauna, but it is more closely related to ancient Greek and ancient Roman bathing practices.
A person taking a Turkish bath first relaxes in a room (known as the warm room) that is heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air, allowing the bather to perspire freely.
Bathers may then move to an even hotter room (known as the hot room) before splashing themselves with cold water. After performing a full body wash and receiving a massage, bathers finally retire to the cooling-room for a period of relaxation.
A Turkish bath is a great way to relax and unwind whilst on holiday in Turkey.
Walk on a magic carpet
No trip to Turkey would be complete without without some serious magic carpet action.
Shops and bazaars sell some of the most beautiful carpets that come in all shapes, sizes and designs. Get ready to barter with the sellers and drink endless cups of Turkish tea whilst negotiating on an agreed price for your carpet.
Buying a carpet is a very interesting experience as it offers an opportunity to observe the real workmanship of the work that goes into producing the carpets which have a deep cultural and historical connection with the Middle East.
Shopping in bazaars
A trip to a Turkish bazaar offers a feast and colours and bags of bargains. Turkey is well known as the land of genuine fakes and presents ample opportunities to shop for leather goods and other designer clothing.
Bazaars are set up in almost every district on different days of the week. In addition to fresh vegetables and fruit, clothing, decorative accessories, antiques, stationery and many other things are sold at very reasonable prices.
The bazaars are open from 09:00 until dark. Recently, many stands have started to offer credit card facilities, so there is no excuse for visitors not to buy!
Take a boat cruise
Sampling Turkey by sea is real adventure and a chance to sample an array of breathtakingly beautiful bays and coves.
A boat cruise in Turkey also offers lots of fun, lovely scenery, opportunities to swim, snorkel and sun bathe.
Holidays in Marmaris provide ample opportunities to the sample boat cruises that sail around the legendary five bay of Marmaris.
Boat tours also serve up a hearty lunch and refreshments throughout the day. They also stop off for swimming and fish feeding breaks.
Holidays in Oludeniz also provide a wide choice of boat trips to the famous Blue Lagoon and also to sample the beauty of Butterfly Valley nestled in the heart of Faralaya.
Discovered by hippies in 1990s when their much beloved Blue Lagoon was lost to mass tourism, this 250 metres to 1 km canyon itself is following the steps of the Lagoon nowadays with much more day-trippers than it was a decade ago. Its name comes from a large swarm of endemic butterflies, the habitat of which is near the waterfalls on the canyon wall furthest from the sea.
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