Turkey – Your Ideal Shoestring Destination!

Turkey is the perfect holiday destination for all sorts of different tastes and luckily holidaying in Turkey is a great way to have fun without breaking the bank! We all know that sometimes we can feel desperate to get away, but unfortunately holidays are generally expensive and can seem impossible to achieve. Fortunately, travelling to Turkey is the answer to achieving a great traditional holiday on a shoestring budget.

Turkey is a vibrant and colourful country which is becoming increasingly more popular because of its excellent value for money in comparison to other European countries. With something for everyone, Turkey holidays can include quiet villas, loud resorts, natural beauty, culture, great food, relaxation, sports, beaches and plenty of sun.

Turkey – Your Ideal Shoestring Destination!

Sunset at Bodrum Harbour

If you are after cheap nightlife fly to Bodrum, the entertainment capital of Turkey. Head towards the street Cumhuriyet and whilst you might choose to avoid the more expensive Halicarnus (the night club to end all nightclubs), there is a light show which can be enjoyed from outside and many great cheaper bars and clubs suitable to all tastes. Just follow the crowds and the music to find somewhere with cheap drinks and a great atmosphere!

If you are looking for natural beauty fly to Antalya and adventure to Olympos a perfect destination offering history, culture and some much needed sun. With one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, charming guest houses can be found costing as little as £9 a night for a half board stay, meaning you don’t even have to worry about finding somewhere nice to eat in the evening! Explore the surrounding national park for free and make your own fun taking in the history that Olympos has to offer.

Blue MosqueBlue Mosque

If you are looking to eat on the cheap in the big city look no further than Istanbul. Despite cities being normally considered expensive, the largest city in Turkey is still suited to those on a shoestring budget. An original stop on the hippy circuit, Istanbul is used to catering for backpackers and one of its best aspects is the food! If you are on a budget you need to eat at a “büfe”. This is a type of food stall that can easily be found in Istanbul that sells delicious, cheap and varied food! Here you can try anything from traditional kebabs to hearty soups. For the best grilled cheese sandwich you have ever tasted visit Güngör Büfe and if you want to treat yourself you can try the Black Sea “kuru faysule” at Hayvore which is an affordable but exquisite restaurant in the Beyoglu area.

Calis SunsetCalis Beach

If you are after the quintessential beach holiday travel to the Turquoise coast. The crystal clear Calis beach resort offers some of the cheapest accommodation in Turkey and soaking up the sun is of course free! Swim in the sea and play in the sand before hitting some of Turkey’s markets where, if you’re up for a haggle, you can find some real bargains.

With so much to offer Turkey really is a must visit so why not book an all round cheap holiday with Monarch perfectly suited to your taste. Pick a cheap all inclusive holiday if you want everything stress free and sorted or organise your own holiday and make an adventure of your own.

Photo Credits: Sunset by Clara S./ Blue Mosque by V31S70/ Calis Beach by Fields of View


  1. The photo of Blue Mosque is great and the picture of sunset at Bodrum Harbour reminds me a lot of Thailand for some reason. No doubts Turkey offers a lot 🙂

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