The 3rd largest, and one of the most beautiful provinces of Turkey
is Izmir, extending on the shores of an attractive bay, filled with ships and yachts. Backed by mountains and facing the sea, this site offers a fine appearance, both with its natural panorama and its modern and orderly view. Lovely palm trees decorate the promenades and avenues, where new and impressive buildings stand. Resorts served by Izmir airport are Altinkum and Kusadasi.
Altinkum's wide stretch of sands is among the best in Turkey. Regularly patrolled by lifeguards, proudly displaying its Blue Flags and bustling with watersports options, this is a serious stretch of fun - and you'll find it very difficult to spend much time away from here. But you must.
Altinkum is a lively, intensely Turkish town - full of character and charm, and alive with the sounds of the souk and the bazaar. Shopping, therefore, is a heady rush of colour and chaos - and thoroughly enjoyable. Nightlife can be pretty full on, with a great range of bars and clubs, but this resort is firstly a family-friendly place: cheap holidays in Altinkum attract young families and those who seek good natured cheer rather than all-night raves. Good out-of-season sun also means that you can take a last minute holiday in Altinkum and be belly dancing like a native before the week is out!
On the country's west coast, south of Izmir, Kusadasi is one of the most popular choices for holidays to Turkey. It has the reputation as being one of the most attractive cities of the Aegean. With a classic story of a fishing village turning into an attractive resort, Kusadasi is packed with sun, sea and fantastic weather. The gently sloping beach climbs to the attractive promenade where you will find plenty of shops, bars and cafes. Choose a holiday to Kusadasi and you can enjoy the nearby ancient ruins of Ephesus, the most world renowned of ancient towns - great if you want a change from the beaches.
Holidays to Kusadasi offer accommodation near the beach and the resort centre. With an abundance of restaurants and bars - all musical tastes are catered for, with the famous nightlife providing music from all around the world in a number of discos.
During high season these discos are brimming with tourists in a friendly and fun atmosphere, not forgetting the beach clubs that boast fabulous night views of the city.