From Istanbul to Erzurum, Ankara to Antalya, Europcar has 62 locations spread throughout Turkey, to ensure that in whichever port you arrive, there will always be an experienced car hire solution nearby to help with your travel needs. Each outlet has access to Europcar's huge fleet of safe, comfortable and reliable vehicles, with a choice of models to fit any size party or budget. Choose from options like child seats, satellite navigation and extra driver cover, plus services like 3-step online booking and express pick-up. With a hire car being the only to guarantee taking your trip at your own pace, our dedicated staff are always there to help make sure your journey around Turkey runs smoothly.
The Republic of Turkey has a long and ancient history, capable of matching Greece and Rome. Turkey is home to the site of the oldest known man-made religious structure, the Göbekli Tepe, that dates from 10,000 BC. The nation went on to conquer much of the known world under the Byzantine Empire, then later with the Ottoman Empire, before morphing into one of the world's premier vacation destinations. More than 31.5 million overseas visitors come every year, attracted by the country's many historical sites and fantastic beaches, located along both the southwestern Mediterranean coast, and the northern Black Sea.
The City of Istanbul - Home to more than 14.4 million people, Istanbul is the largest city by population in both Europe and the Middle East. As a gateway between the European and Asian continents, Istanbul is represented with an enormous wealth of culture, history and diversity. Founded in 660 BC as the Ancient Greek city of Byzantium, people have been living, working and trading here for nearly 2700 years, and its position as a main transit point on the Silk Road has ensured that its thriving populous has always played a significant role in the history books of the world. Visiting Sultanahmet, or the Old City, will bring you to all the Byzantine and Ottoman-built structures and monuments, such as Hagia Sophie, Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque and countless other treasures from ancient times; Galata, considered the city centre, is where the best in restaurants, bars and nightlife can be found; On the Western, or European, side of the city is the Akmerkez, considered one of the World's best shopping malls, or for a more traditional shopping experience try one of the many bazaars found in the city.
Oludeniz - Of all the locations along the 'Turkish Riviera', the area around the small village of Oludeniz is often singled out as one of the best choices to visit. With long stretches of white sandy beach, far away from the loud party scene, being lapped gently by clear, sapphire-blue waters, it is little wonder those in the know spend their relaxation time sunning themselves peacefully here. Oludeniz is also regarded as one of the world's top spots for para-gliders, with its achingly beautiful scenery said to be even more breathtaking from above.