Once in a lifetime experiences in Turkey

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Spend a day pampering yourself at a Turkish bath. Go for lunch along a beautiful harbour. Stretch your legs on the golden sand. These are just some of the things you can do in the dazzling destination of Turkey. So, get to grips with the local culture and have a whirl at one of these unique experiences on your next holiday.

Sentido Holidays1) Visit the Ancient City of Ephesus

Izmir is home to the Ancient City of Ephesus; explore the remains of a thriving Greco-Roman city that was once the centre of trade and sacred worship. Feel like you’ve travelled back in time as you wander around the well-preserved theatre and Temple of Hadrian.

2) See the colours of the rainbow in Kuşadası

Once a sleepy fishing village, Kuşadası is now a popular beach resort for tourists. But, what is it that makes it so special that you’ll remember it forever? It’s an Instagrammer’s dream. Houses are painted in a way that makes it look like a rainbow is flowing across the hill of Tepe.

3) Explore one of the largest open-air museums in the world

Although the Göreme Open-Air Museum is a six and a half hour drive from Alanya, it’s well worth the trip. Discover some of the world’s oldest churches as well as Cappadocia, famous for its unique hilltops and caverns.

4) Unearth history at the Archaeological Site of Troy

Legend has it that the Ancient City of Troy was the location of the Trojan War. Walk in the footsteps of the gods and see ruins of theatres and bathhouses.

Psst… don’t forget to get a snap with the Trojan Horse.

5) Discover the Pamukkale Thermal Pools

If you’re looking for a spa day but want something a little out of the ordinary, head to the natural hot springs and mineral springs near Denizli. The art of bathing at these ancient marvels has been practiced since the Romans arrived in Hierapolis.


While planning what you’ll do in Turkey is really important, finding what hotel you’ll stay in is essential. If you’re travelling with your family, partner or friends, our SENTIDO Hotels & Resorts really will make your trip unforgettable.

For my last holiday, I stayed at SENTIDO Perissia in Side. The hotel has recently had a stunning refurbishment, just this year, and now has an ultra-modern feel. Its location is a dream, sat right on the sandy beach and just 3km away from all the nightlife.

Have you been to Turkey before? Is there anything you think I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below.

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