Another benefit is that you will be able to use household appliances and all the mod cons that you are accustomed to having on hand at home, such as an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer and kitchen utensils.
These days you will find that there are a wide selection of holiday rental properties directly from the owners in just about every European resort. Because this type of holiday is self catering, it is a popular choice for families, as you can feed your children whenever they are hungry, rather than when hotel eating times permit. Young children can also be fussy about eating hotel food in a foreign country, because they are not accustomed to it. However, a self catering holiday does not imply that you will be chained to the kitchen, because you can of course eat out as often as you like, and sample many of the delicious foods that are available in local restaurants in Turkey and Spain. Staying in a private apartment or villa simply gives you the freedom of choice to be able to sleep and eat whenever you want to, rather than sticking to a hotel timetable.
Holidays in a complex
As well as the option to book a holiday rental villa from the owner directly, there are also some hotels that are part of a larger complex, that have villas and apartments available for rent. This gives you the advantage of a more private place to sleep, while also being able to use the facilities of the hotel, such as the swimming pool, dining arrangements and entertainment at night. Although this sort of setup is not as tranquil and peaceful as renting directly from an owner, it is a great choice for those who like to socialize with plenty of other tourists.
Visiting Turkey and Spain
Turkey has some breathtakingly beautiful beaches and beauty spots, as well as a fascinating history of many wars and battles that are marked by ruins and have become much visited sightseeing locations for tourists.
On a trip to Turkey you should try to visit Istanbul at least once, where you can shop in the local markets and refresh yourself with a cool drink in one of the many bars before going on to eat in a restaurant. Don’t forget to sample authentic Meze, which is a traditional Turkish meal that does not require a menu, as it consists of multiple courses of various tasty treats,
Spain has long been popular as a holiday destination among European tourists from the more northern areas; they visit Spain to enjoy the beautiful climate, fine wines and golden beaches. Spain is also famous for seafood dishes such as paella and zarzuela. Just like Turkey; Spain has a rich history, and you are able to experience the Moorish cultural influence along with the Gypsy traditions that can be found in the more southern towns of Spain, such as Granada and Seville.
The Spanish football league is fast becoming recognized as one of the most talented and skillful in the world, and if you’re staying in the area of Barcelona you should not miss out on a day trip to Camp Nou football ground. You will also be able to enjoy traditional Spanish music in a flamenco taverna, or simply spend your days sunbathing on the beach or by the pool.