The transcontinental country of Turkey is a captivating blend of contemporary and antiquity, of East and West, of the many cultures entwined in its rich history. A 5 star hotel is a great way to explore Turkey’s beaches, bazaars, surreal panoramas, and astounding archaeological sites – grand legacies to the past that are still hugely appealing today – while feasting on succulent mezes and local wines. The warmth and generosity of the Turks is so genuine, you will arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend.
The best 5 star stays in tremendous Turkey
Picturesque panoramas: Captivating Cappadocia & Picture-perfect Pamukkale
The magical lunarscape of Cappadocia has been thrilling tourists with its villages carved out of the soft stone hillsides, labyrinth underground cities, Byzantine era rock-cut churches, dazzling frescoes, and whimsical fairy chimneys for centuries. The best way to take in the majesty of this area of Central Anatolia is undoubtedly by hot air balloon, and better yet with a sunrise tour including champagne breakfast, but there are also great trekking and hiking options. This enchanted wonderland is brimming with sites that both nature lovers and history buffs will appreciate, such as the Göreme Open-Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Rose Valley and Ihlara Valley. Cappadocia is also one of the biggest wine producing regions of Turkey, so sampling a glass of local wine is a must while staying at a 5 star hotel in the region. Though Turkey is most often associated with sweltering Mediterranean coasts, water sports and turquoise waters, it is also a ski lover’s paradise thanks to its cooler mountainous regions that enjoy snow cover for six months of the year. The ski resort Erciyes – Kayseri, located in the central Anatolia region, boasts 55km of slopes, 14 ski lifts and the highest elevation at an altitude of 3,360m. Another must see and do while staying at a 5 star hotel in Turkey is to take a dip in the therapeutic waters of the white terraced pools of Pamukkale. The breathtakingly beautiful hot springs, which have been used as thermal baths since Roman times, are a natural wonder and enjoy UNESCO heritage status. What’s more, the so-called Cotton Castle (pamuk means ‘cotton’ in Turkish) is right next door to the ancient ruins of Afrodisias and Laodicea in Heirapolis.
Captivating city breaks: Ancient Ankara & Intriguing Istanbul
Blue Cruise: Luxury & Extravagance along the Turkish Riviera
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