Honeymoons in Turkey
Whether you are looking for a place to unwind and relax after all that hectic planning or whether you want to indulge in plenty of sightseeing and activities, Turkey could be the perfect honeymoon location for you. With stunning scenery, lots of history and plenty of culture, you'll find plenty to see and do. Why not stay in a hotel and experience all that this wonderful country has to offer.
If you're looking for a honeymoon that combines relaxation with adventure then Turkey could be the perfect location for you and with a direct flight from South Africa you could be here in just 10 hours. If you're looking for history and culture then you'll be spoilt for choice. Ephesus has history dating back to 12 BC and is one of the best preserved cities in the world and was once home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world. Here you can visit the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, the Basilica of St John and the Library of Celsus, with a facade that is one of the most spectacular sights of Ephesus. Stroll around national parks, take a mini cruise along the Turkish Riviera, or how about splashing around in a mud bath! A honeymoon in Turkey offers so much to see and do and the memories will remain with you forever.
With its breathtaking scenery and natural beauty Turkey is a fabulous country in which to spend a honeymoon. Whether you dream of sun, sea and sand on your honeymoon or whether you are looking for plenty of adventure, then Turkey has something for everyone. Why not stay in one of the stunning hotels and experience all that this country has to offer.
Whether you like exploring the great outdoors, visiting historical sites and cities, or lazing on sun drenched beaches, Turkey makes for a very versatile honeymoon. With flights from Canada taking around 13 hours, you could soon be exploring this unique country. Istanbul, once known as Constantinople is rich in history and culture and is full of dazzling palaces, bustling bazaars and city walls. It combines a fusion of ancient civilizations with modernity and many of the fine restaurants could give Paris a run for its money. One place you can't miss in Istanbul is the Sultanahmet Mosque, generally referred to as the “Blue Mosque”. Its domes and slender minarets dominate the sky line. Inside the Byzantine masterpiece the ceiling is lined with blue tiles and the sun shines through the windows creating a most stunning effect. If you're after then why not take a short cruise from Bodrum along the Turkish Riviera, sunbathing or snorkelling, or sitting back with a glass of raki. Whatever you see and do your honeymoon in Turkey will be totally unforgettable.
Key Facts for Turkey
Currency: Turkish Lira
Flight time: 10 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in Turkey
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Turkey has a varied climate, the coast experiences moderate winter temperatures and hot, humid summers, and the inland areas have extremely cold winters and excessively hot summers. In its warmest months, temperatures can exceed 45°C. The best times of year to visit are April to May and September to October as this is when temperatures are at their most comfortable.
Many airlines offer direct flights to Turkey’s busiest airport – Istanbul. This includes British Airways, Easyjet and Turkish Airlines.
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Getting Married in Turkey
If you're looking for a destination at which to get married that is a melting pot of cultures, religion, stunning scenery and diverse landscapes then look no further than Turkey. It's geographic position creates a bridge between Europe and Western Asia and is what makes this country so unique. Whether you long to get married in one of the ancient churches of Istanbul or perhaps you dream of getting married on a warm sandy beach. Or how about saying “I do” on a Gulet, which is a traditional Turkish sailing boat – now that is romantic. However, you fancy getting married; weddings abroad in Turkey cater for all tastes.
Only civil ceremonies are legally binding in Turkey but this can be combined with a religious ceremony of your choice. A couple will need a marriage petition, a certificate of capacity to marry (either a licence from your home country or from the embassy of your country in Turkey), Personal ID, i.e. passport, ID card, birth certificates, and 4 photos of the bride and groom. For more information visit http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/special/wedding/more_laws.html
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