Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in Turkey
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Best months to visit
Turkey experiences pleasant weather for most of the year. While the peak of summer can be wonderful for days spent by the pool or coast, April to May and September to October are generally the best times for sightseeing as their slightly lower temperatures are more accommodating for days spent exploring Turkey’s impressive sights.
Turkey is a destination synonymous with wellness, with traditional hammams – or Turkish Baths, an integral part of its culture since the 15th century. As well as their cultural significance, they are essential for detoxifying the body and relaxing the mind, pairing perfectly with Turkey’s natural hot springs and luxury spa retreats. Beyond its limitless wellness potential, Turkey is a mystical land of dreamy coastlines, epic history, and spellbinding sights. The Aegean coast, the magnificent ruins of Ephesus (Efes), the verdant Kaçkar Mountains, the Aya Sofya and every unmissable landscape in-between form an alluring destination with a story at every turn. With some of the world’s most unmissable hikes, including the Lycian Way, and azure coastlines perfect for water sports or beach getaways, the opportunities for activities to complement your luxury wellness break are endless.
Top places to visit in Turkey for health & wellness
Drawing together Europe and Asia, Istanbul weaves a fascinating story of east and west, of empires and armies, of arts and culture. Explore a rich tapestry of history throughout the city, from the Topkapi Palace and the glittering Aya Sofya, to the dazzling minarets of The Blue Mosque, letting Istanbul’s unique culture captivate you.
An elegant seaside town oozing Aegean character from its white-washed, blue-trimmed houses, for an authentic flavour of Turkey. Bodrum’s majestic waterfront castle stands proudly as a reminder of the country’s Ottoman history, just one of the many fascinating historical and cultural relics of the town. It overlooks the sparkling marina, now studded with bars and restaurants that form Bodrum’s thriving nightlife.
The image of hot air balloons drifting romantically across the sunset sky has graced many a bucket list, yet this awe-inspiring sight is just one element of the whimsical landscape of Cappadocia. The creamy lunar rockscapes are home to distinctive ‘fairy chimneys’ up to 130ft tall, and complex underground cities in the town of Göreme, where subterranean churches still bear impressively well-preserved frescoes.
Here's 3 experiences to inspire you
Pamukkale Mineral Spa
Meaning ‘cotton castle’, Pamukkale is an extraordinary landscape created by a carbonate mineral left by flowing water, gradually forming white terraces and healing thermal pools over thousands of years. With healing powers almost as unbelievable as its otherworldly beauty, this flourishing spa resort can relieve a range of health problems, including skin and digestive complaints.
Hike the Lycian Way
An immersive journey into Turkey’s ancient historical roots and expansive natural scenery, the Lycian Way is considered one of the most beautiful long distance walks in the world. At over 500km, this 29-day walk is an epic undertaking from Fethiye to Antalya along the coast of Lycia in southern Turkey, with Roman roads, untouched beaches, ancient ruins, and spectacular views.
Hiking in the Kaçkar Mountains
One of the most beautiful trekking routes in the world, the Kaçkar mountains feature snow-capped peaks, dramatic valleys and rich alpine pasture villages called yaylas. Perfect for a bit of escapism, these magnificent landscapes are completely secluded from the rest of the world, leaving nothing but you, the view, and the endless blue sky.