As holiday makers we often dream of luminous blue seas, glamorous resorts and sunshine we can rely on. You'd probably have to say Antalya in Turkey is dream-worthy then.
Antalya lies at the heart of Turkey's dazzling Turquoise Coast and its many popular coastal resorts. This thriving city offers a blend of ancient history combined with many modern family attractions.
Wake early and take in the beautiful sunrise over the Ottoman clock tower and Hadrian's gate. Both part of the historical district of Kaleiçi. A walk around the area will reveal old Ottoman houses, lovingly restored and used as shops and hotels. Hop on the inexpensive tram to the modern-day village of Aspendos, home to an impressive theatre, or dine on first-class food at high-end restaurant, Vanilla.
For those ready to tackle an epic adventure, the Lycian way coastal walk will allow you to meet the locals, stopping off at family-owned restaurants and taking in the awe-inspiring coastal and mountain scenery.
Turkey has a keen focus on emotional and physical well-being, encouraging its visitors to try traditional baths, massages and yoga therapies too.
4 and 5 star luxury resorts are everywhere on the Turquoise Coast and all-inclusive packages make for affordable holidays that remain aspirational too. Get on the beachfront and keep an eye out for turtles or work on your swing at one of the first rate golf courses.
Mix up days at the pool with trips through time in hot and historic Bodrum. A great trip for families and outdoorsy types alike, Bodrum is the place to take scenic walks and drop down water park slides.
If you favour a relaxed holiday cut off from the world, Dalaman may well be the place for you. Enjoy the ease of brilliant infrastructure, delicious food, sun loungers, spa days and great rounds of golf.
Head to the Aegean Coast and find the mesmerizing port city of Izmir. Rebuilt by Alexander the Great himself, it's now a special spot for sun-seekers.