I've not been to Morocco although is definitely on my list and my daughter visited there in December and loved it. For my part, I've spent time in Istanbul and driven through central Turkey to Antalya then back up to Izmir taking in the library at Ephesus. We loved every minute of the experience and I can't wait to go back.
Scott over 11 years ago
If you're between the two, I would definitely recommend Turkey. As of now, they aren't on the Euro, but that may change in the not so distant future. So, take advantage of the cheap accomodaions, while you can! ... Istanbul is very incredible, plus Bodrum is a must see.
Also, I'd recommend looking into going to Israel too if you end up going to Turkey! over 11 years ago
I have not been to Morocco but I have travelled and lived in Turkey so this would get my vote. The country is so diverse and there are so many different options.
You have great cities such as Istanbul (both sides), Ankara, Antalya etc as well as wonderful touristic sights, again in Istanbul, Ephesus, Pammukale, Cappadocia, Konya for the whirling dirvish, Termessos, Aspendos.....
The culture is everywhere for you to see. The sights are fantastic. The people are simply lovely and if you take the time to get off the beaten tourist trail, you will find a new delight at every turn. Perhaps its stopping for a gozleme (fresh cooked very thing pancake/crepe like item, stuffed with cheese and potato), or have a glass of local tea and watch the world go by.
It really is a country steeped in history and the Turks are very proud of their culture and heritage, and rightly so.
The food is lovely. It can be very simple, but wow, it is good. The locally produced wines and spirits can be a bit fierce, but they are good value for money. I love the local honey that changes from region to region.
For alternative trips, you could do a self drive - but you will need nerves of steel - or hop onto a gulet and cruise the coast.
Good luck with your choice. almost 11 years ago