If you’re still looking for a summer vacation and want to find a destination that won’t break the bank, it’s worth visiting Turkey.
A new study has ranked the Mediterranean country as the number one cheapest holiday destination
According to a study by Saxo, the Turkish lira is now worth more than double-sided to the pound compared to the same time last year.
For example, the average price of 12 large eggs across the country has been recorded at £1.08, with a pint of beer from a local bar estimated at around £1.66.
Meanwhile, petrol in Turkey costs an average of 94p per liter – half the price here in the UK.
Other cheap destinations on the list turned out to be Portugal, Spain and Germany, while the United States and Australia turned out to be the most expensive for spending.
Turkey has long been one of the most affordable holiday destinations for families, with the Post Office’s latest Holiday Money Index also ranking it as the best value for money.
And a study last year named Turkey as the top-selling destination in 2022, according to EasyJet Holidays.
To make Turkish vacations even more appealing, the country scrapped its latest Covid travel rules last month.
The popular holiday destination – home to Britons’ favorite resorts Bodrum and Marmaris – no longer has any Covid restrictions on entering the country.
This means Britons no longer have to show a negative Covid test as proof of vaccination.
The website now states: “As of June 1, all COVID-19 related restrictions in Turkey have been lifted and passengers arriving in Turkey are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results.”
However, they warn travelers to check Covid rules before traveling as they may ‘change at short notice’.
Turkey has since changed its name, so Brits will need to be aware of the new spelling and pronunciation.
In the future, Turkey will be called Türkiye to more accurately represent “the country’s culture, civilization and values” according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Turkish government has been campaigning for the name change since December 2021 – after launching the “Hello Turkiye” campaign to announce the decision.
According to the annunciation guidelines, the pronunciation of the country name is “Tur-key-yay” – as it is written and pronounced in Turkish.
Jet2 is launching brand new routes between the UK and Turkey next year.
With at least two flights a week from April 3 departing from all three airports, Bodrum now has more capacity than ever.
We’ve also rounded up the best all-inclusive hotels in Turkey that have their own private water park.
If you fancy something a little more luxurious, there are beautiful Turkish villas that offer excellent value for money and look like something straight out of Love Island.