Holiday in a luxury hotel in Turkey with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to wander the ruins of ancient civilisations, relax in a Turkish bath or seek out Bitez's delicately fragranced Turkish Delight.
Luxury city breaks in Turkey
A walk around Istanbul's Old Peninsula takes in the unique Blue Mosque's dramatic domes and minarets and Sultan's palace, Topkapi, with filigree stonework set with gilt, ivory and mother of pearl. Bargain in the warren of domed arcades in the 15th-century Grand Bazaar, treating yourself to hand-crafted silver jewellery, woven kelim rugs or glowing blue and white ceramics from Kutahya.
Luxury beach holidays
A diving expedition at Gumusluk takes you through the submerged ruins of ancient Myndos. Sitting by the waterfront, a glass of hot sweet salep made from orchid root is a perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Charter a boutique sailing boat to explore Bodrum's secluded coves and look out for monk seal and loggerhead turtles. While you swim in the clear turquoise waters, your crew will prepare a mackerel catch served with fresh tomato salad and unctuous artichoke.
Luxury countryside retreats in Turkey
Grab a fresh feta-filled gozleme pastry before wandering the Lycian Way above the gorge of Butterfly Valley with its spring crocuses and violets. Lamb kofta followed by sticky honey baklava on a vine-shaded terrace atop pine-clad slopes makes for a luxurious lunch. Wallow in the hot springs of Pamukkale's dazzling stone cascade or a swim in a thermal pool above the Hellenic ruins of sacred Hierapolis.
Book a luxury Turkish hotel with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to holiday in an exclusive Ottoman mansion by the Bosporus or watch from the elegant terrace of your boutique hotel in Bodrum as the purple sunset stains the sky.