With its beautiful scenery, rich history and delicious cuisine, Turkey has plenty to offer the eager traveller. Thanks to the country’s vast array of beaches, exciting festivals and historic landmarks, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you arrive. With Air Europa, you can expect comfortable flights to Turkey with great service and in-flight entertainment. Visit our official website to join our Air Europa SUMA programme today and start earning miles and rewards with every flight!
Enjoy Some Turkish Delights
Stretching across a narrow strait between Asia and Europe, Istanbul (IST) is the only city in the world that connects two continents. Due to Istanbul's location, the Greeks, Romans and Venetians all ruled the city at one point or another, so the city has many fascinating tales to tell. As the most popular destination in Turkey, it has impressive architecture, historic sites and plenty of shopping and dining options. Turkish cuisine is delicious and extremely diverse, combining many cultures, so be sure to sample delicacies such as köfte (a meatball dish), baklava (a sweet pastry containing nuts and honey) and of course, lokum (Turkish delight).
Sights to Visit in Istanbul
- The Basilica Cistern was built in the 6th century and provides a fascinating insight into a system that at one point brought drinking water into Istanbul.
- The Topkapı Palace is a must-see during your travels. Once home to many generations of sultans and their wives, the palace turned museum provides a glimpse into their lives with a treasury, a harem and beautiful pavilions.
- The Blue Mosque, otherwise known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is one of Istanbul's main structures. Breathtaking with its six minarets and hand-painted blue tiles lining the interior walls, the mosque was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Don't forget to take off your shoes before you go in!
The Climate in Turkey
Though Turkey is located in the Middle East, it has a hot Mediterranean climate. The best times to visit are between April and May or September to November as these months are most moderate. However, in the summer, the temperature can reach highs of 40 °C. This does depend on the region however.
Book Turkey flights with Air Europa to witness a mix of European and Asian culture in the Middle East. Great service, onboard Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment will make the travel time fly by.