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Dazzling beaches, quaint, local villages, and fascinating historical sites are all things you can expect from a trip to Turkey. Because of this, it’s not surprising that it is an increasingly popular destination with visitors from all over the world. Whether you want to gaze upon the glorious Hagia Sophia Mosque, widely believed to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, or you fancy taking a once-in-a-lifetime hot-air balloon ride up to see the Cappadocia rock valleys, or you just want to spend some well-deserved peace and quiet on one of Turkey’s many beautiful sandy beaches, the best way to see all of what Turkey has to offer is by getting behind the wheel. Yes, renting a car will give you all the independence you need to discover the beauty and magic of this historic country.
Turkey has numerous airports, so once you’ve decided which one you will be travelling to you can see what car rental agencies are available there. Usually, you will find plenty of options as soon as you step off the plane, however this isn’t the right option for everyone. If you would rather wait, no worries. There is an abundance of car hire offices dotted about the cities of Turkey for you to choose from. With so many options, you can afford to be a little choosy, but do make sure to do your research beforehand. Although it is possible to book on the spot, you will be able to find cheaper, more appropriate deals if you book in advance.
A diverse country full of incredible views and places to explore, driving is the best way to experience as much as possible without restriction. But, before you get behind the wheel, make sure to check out the laws and regulations so that you can ensure not only your safety but the safety of everyone around you.
With plenty of agencies to choose from, it can be overwhelming knowing what company to pick when it comes to car hire. If this is the case, we recommend taking some time to do some research, and work out what it is you are looking for, and try to narrow down what companies can provide those things for you. If you’re still struggling, make sure to check out reviews too, as this can give you a great insight into what agencies really go the extra mile (pun-intended) to make your trip that little bit more special.
For a high-class agency with plenty of vehicle options, make sure to add Hertz to your list. This world-renowned company has a wide-range of choices, from luxury cars, to family hatchbacks, and even eco-friendly options for those looking for a more sustainable choice.
For the beach lovers among you, drive along the Aegan Coastline if you wish to go on one of Turkey’s most incredible and picturesque road trips. Not only will you have plenty of idyllic beaches and coves to discover, but along the way you will find many historic ruins and hidden cultural gems between the traditional Turkish villages. Begin around Izmir and drive north towards Bodrum, Marmaris, and Fethiye. Or, travel south to visit the beautiful islands of Cunda and Bozcaada instead.
Alternatively, for a pleasant mix of Turkish culture and serene nature, take a trip from Istanbul to Ephesus. This seven-hour trip will have you traversing from the lively, bustling capital all the way to the ancient outskirts of Selçuk and Ephesus. Here, you will be able to discover a vast array of historic architecture and breathtaking sights.