Picture yourself nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, surrounded by lush greenery and the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Welcome to your luxurious villa holiday in Turkey, where opulence and serenity combine to create the ultimate holiday experience.
Our handpicked collection of villas in Turkey can be found in the picturesque Dalaman and Bodrum regions, along the Turkish Riviera. Delve into the fascinating past of ancient villages and sample the tantalising flavours of Turkey’s exotic cuisine. Enjoy long stretches of sandy beaches along the Turquoise Coast and azure waters of the Mediterranean. Or retreat into the stunning Taurus Mountains in Kalkan.
The best thing about a Turkey villa holiday is its diversity – in the morning you could be sipping a coffee on your terrace and cooling off in the pool, then by the afternoon you’re exploring ruins from the ancient world. Your day ends with tucking into some sublime Turkish dishes at a waterfront restaurant, enjoying the beautiful scenery, before retiring back to your great villa with loved ones.
Full of Turkish delights, you can soak up local life in picturesque hillside villages, surrounded by orange groves, or marvel at one of the many ancient wonders in the incredible World Heritage Sites. If retail therapy is on your mind, head to the boutique shopping streets in Yalikavak or search for bargains at the Kas market.
With over 350 Blue Flag beaches scattered along its striking coastline, a holiday to Turkey calls for beach days in the sun. With its mouth-watering and unique cuisine, be sure to sample some culinary treasures such as authentic pastries, kebabs, and baklava. With so much to do in this special destination, whatever your idea of a perfect getaway, Turkey dishes up a plethora of delights.
Beaches in Turkey
From the Aegean Coast to the Turkish Riviera, you’ll be hard pressed to find a Turkish beach that doesn’t hit the spot with its share of family hotspots and off-the-beaten-track gems. Dalaman is the closest thing we can think of to paradise - home to long stretches of postcard-worthy beaches blanketed in powdery white sand and flanked by turquoise waters. The wind and sea conditions are perfect for some adrenaline-pumping kitesurfing or windsurfing, with most beach resorts offering an action-packed range of water sports.
The Bodrum region is beautiful in its own right, flanked by picturesque pebble beaches and stunning shingle coves. Head to Olu Deniz and gaze in wonder at its stunning blue lagoon – the perfect day trip from one of our Turkish villas.
This is a beautiful, well-maintained beach near Dalaman offering crystal clear waters and golden sand. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols available for rent, and you can also find a variety of water sports activities like jet-skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.
This is another beautiful beach near Dalaman. The beach has a wide stretch of sand and calm waters, making it ideal for relaxing. The beach is surrounded by an array of restaurants and cafes selling local and international food.
This beach is again near Bodrum and is known for its lively atmosphere. There are a variety of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs lining the shore, making it a great spot for nightlife and entertainment. The beach itself is long and wide, so if you want to escape the noise, there's plenty of space to explore.
This is a beautiful beach near Bodrum. The beach is known for its clear waters and beautiful sunsets, making it a great spot for swimming and sunbathing. It's also a popular spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding due to the steady winds that blow in from the area.
This stunning secluded beach is on the Bodrum Peninsula and offers crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sand. Surrounded by lush greenery, it's peaceful and relaxing.
This is another secluded beach near Bodrum that is just as beautiful, with a quiet, private atmosphere. It's perfect for swimming and sunbathing, as well as windsurfing and kiteboarding. The beach is also lined with a selection of restaurants and cafes where you can grab a bite to eat or drink.
This beach is located near Fethiye and again has a long stretch of golden sand and clear waters. Calis is famous for its beautiful sunsets and the beach is a great spot to watch the sunset.
Nightlife in Turkey
Whether you’re craving relaxation or are after a more upbeat vibe, our villas in Turkey are located in some of the best resorts across this fascinating country, so they will be sure to suit everyone’s taste.
Bodrum is one of the hottest spots, with no shortage of beachfront bars and nightclubs – but the biggest draw is the floating club, which leaves the harbour on a catamaran every night at 1 AM. Gimbet is one of the prime party spots in the area, with Bar Street being the noisiest place in town when the sun goes down.
Dalaman doesn’t disappoint when it comes to its nightlife, with Marmaris being lined with buzzing Turkish bars, cocktail lounges, and nightclubs on its beachfront and central strips.
In contrast, evenings in Kalkan or Bitez are as chilled-out as they come, where a stroll along the promenade will take you to dance bars serving up delicious cocktails and local beers.
Food and Drink in Turkey
Turkey is bursting with a vibrant variety of local dishes to sink your teeth into, both rich and savoury from the colourful influencers from the Middle East, Greek and Balkan regions. Your taste buds will be blown away by the mouth-watering combinations of dishes on offer, from indulgent mezes to delicious casseroles to tender kebabs.
Spiced lamb and succulent chicken are staples in the diet, but there are plenty of vegetarian options too, with vegetable platters, cheesy pastries and stuffed dolmas on every menu. For a true taste of Turkey, try Pide, a flat, pizza-like bread stuffed with various toppings; the meat-filled ravioli dish mant; and gözleme, a stuffed naan-like delicacy cooked on an upturned wok-style dish.
If you have a sweet tooth, you won’t be disappointed with the range of treats, from tasty, ever-popular Baklavas to tempting Turkish delight candies and Tulumba, the country’s version of a donut.
Turkey is all about its tea. It is brewed strong with sugar and served in every café in a special tulip-shaped glass. For a refreshing lunchtime drink, try Aryan, a honeyed, watered-down yoghurt that is always on offer to complement spicy meats.
The national aperitif is Raki, which is usually drunk over ice and topped with water, but be warned, it’s strong at 45-48 percent alcohol.
History and Culture in Turkey
Nestled with Eastern Europe to one side and Asia to the other, Turkey is a melting pot of colourful cultures. With its thousands of year-old history, it’s the birthplace of several great civilisations and empires that have left their mark in the layers of archaeological sites and ancient ruins.
Home to numerous world heritage sites, some of the best historic landmarks are just a short drive away from the Bodrum and Dalaman resorts. Step back in time with a visit to the fascinating ancient city of Ephesus, or gaze in awe at the crumbling acropolis and Roman theatres in Xanthos and Kaunos.
Venture inland and you will also be rewarded - hideaway mountain villages retain a traditional way of life, which is fascinating to explore and experience for yourself.
Whether you are travelling with tiny tots or testy teens, Turkey is overflowing with varied and action-packed activities perfect for families looking for an unforgettable holiday. From family-friendly resorts, sublime beaches, incredible nature walks to awesome theme parks – there’s always something to entertain the kids.
Make a splash at one of the many waterparks in the area for a day trip that the whole family will remember, with Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark in Marmaris, and Bodrum’s Aquapark Ortakent being firm family favourites.
For a taste of the countryside, take the kids trotting along on a horse safari excursion amongst the lush hills and small rivers of rural Marmaris. Lunapark Fairground in Dalaman is a family-friendly treasure, where the kids will be kept busy whizzing around the dodgems, bouncing on trampolines and racing each other on the go-kart track.
Adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts will find their share of outdoor adventures in this beautifully diverse area of the Mediterranean. Get up close to nature at Dalyan, where its sand creates a natural split between the river and sea, making it a comfortable place for sea turtles to nest and lay their eggs.
The ‘Hidden City’, most commonly known as the Saklikent Gorge, is one of the deepest gorges in the world and is filled with meltwater from the Taurus mountains. Take a hike to its spectacular waterfalls or brave the boardwalk overlooking the plummeting rapids below.
If you’re craving a taste of adventure, a trek up the magnificent Babadag mountain in Olu Deniz is a must-do. But there’s a bus to the summit if you’re after an easy way to catch a glimpse of the spectacular panoramas at the top.
If relaxation is on your mind, set sail along Kalkan’s gorgeous Turquoise Coast with a scenic boat trip, where you can explore exotic birds nesting in hidden caves or snorkel in cool waters to discover magnificent marine life. Dalam is also home to some of the best mud baths in the world, perfect for unwinding and de-stressing.
Or head to the beautiful Koycegiz Lake and submerge yourself in the soothing waters of Sultaniye hot springs, where the mud is thought to have relaxing healing properties.
Enjoy a Luxury Villa Holiday in Turkey
Turkey is one of the most popular holiday destinations for good reason. Famed for being the country where east meets west, Turkey has a lot to offer everyone, from culture and rich history, to beautiful scenery and fantastic beaches, guaranteeing a perfect holiday, whatever you're into.
Wake up in wonder in one of our many villa destinations. Perhaps you'll experience incredible panoramas from a hillside villa nestled in traditional mountain villages in Kalkan, Ovacik and Olu Deniz. Or, maybe you'll enjoy the charming resorts of Dalyan, Kas or Torba, quaint seaside towns with cobbled stone streets and traditional harbours lined with waterfront bistros serving up fresh seafood every day. If you’re craving some buzz, Bitez and Yalikavak radiate a modern, cosmopolitan feel with rows of high-end shops, exceptional restaurants, and cocktail bars to dance the night away.
You can explore as much or as little of it as you want of this incredible country, using your luxury villa (with private swimming pool) as a base. And with countless villa options to choose from - from secluded getaways nestled in a quiet location in the mountains, to modern villas overlooking the Bodrum peninsula, within easy walking distance of a beach; when you're looking for luxury villa holidays in Turkey, you'll find the perfect holiday home with breathtaking views right here.
The Dalaman region of Turkey, where the mountains kiss the sea, is a true paradise on earth. Known for its vibrant culture, delicious food, and warm hospitality, the golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and picturesque mountains create a breathtaking landscape that will leave you speechless, eager to return.
Experience the traditional way of life in the charming villages that dot the countryside. Sample local cuisine or shop for handmade crafts. Take a dip in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean or the Aegean Sea, or simply relax on the sandy beaches and soak up the sun in this stunning location.
For the adventure seekers, there are plenty of activities to choose from. Take a hot air balloon ride over the Aegean cost, go paragliding above the sea or in the hills over the pine trees, or explore the region on a jeep safari.
The Dalaman region is also home to some of the most important historical and archaeological sites in Turkey, such as the ancient city of Xanthos, the lycian tombs and the sunken city of Kekova.
And when the sun sets, the region comes alive with a vibrant nightlife, awash with a wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from. Discover the beauty of Dalaman, where the sun, sea and sand come together to create a holiday experience that you will never forget.
Bodrum, the pearl of the Aegean Sea, where crystal clear waters meet the sky in a symphony of blue. The streets are lined with white-washed houses, adorned with bougainvillea and hibiscus, this region of Turkey is a true Mediterranean paradise.
The ancient city of Bodrum, once known as Halicarnassus, is steeped in history and culture, where the past and present seamlessly blend. The medieval castle of St. Peter, now a museum, offers panoramic views of the city and sea, and the ancient theater, still used for performances to this day, transports you back in time.
The beaches of Bodrum are world-renowned, with golden sands and clear waters perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The nightlife is legendary, with an abundance of bars, clubs and restaurants to suit all tastes.
You can explore the local markets for bargain hunting, where you'll find a diverse range of souvenirs and traditional crafts; or take a boat trip to discover the hidden coves and bays that dot the coastline.
Experience the magic of Bodrum, where the sun, sea, and culture come together to create a holiday of a lifetime.
Luxury villa in Turkey with private pools
Our villas in Turkey offer the ultimate in privacy and luxury for your holiday getaway. Your private pool is the crown jewel of the villa where you can soak up the sun, relax and unwind in the pool area, in complete seclusion. Whether you're looking to spend quality time with your loved ones or simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we have a selection of the best villas in a great location, to choose from.
Inside, each villa is designed with comfort and style in mind. The spacious rooms are tastefully decorated with local art and furnishings, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The fully equipped kitchen and state-of-the-art appliances make it easy to prepare delicious meals, and the master bedroom will guarantee a great night's sleep.
Book your holiday villa in Turkey today
A luxury villa holiday in Turkey from Solmar Villas, offers visitors the chance to experience the best of what this incredible country has to offer, including beautiful beaches, history and culture, delicious local food and drink, and the added luxury of your very own private pool.
Turkey is the perfect option for anyone looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday experience. To find out more about our Turkey villas, or to book a private villa in Turkey for your next holiday, get in touch with our friendly team today.