LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2012) - While the weather on these shores leaves much to be desired at this time of year, there's no reason to suffer from the winter blues when there's such a great selection of holiday deals on offer from Monarch to help you see out 2012 in the sun.
Bodrum, for example, on the Aegean coast of Turkey, rarely sees its temperature dip below 15°C in the winter, making it an ideal - and affordable - destination for holiday makers in search of a bit of winter sun, with it being less than four hours away from the UK by air.
Numerous hotels, bars and restaurants are situated near its beautiful golden beaches, and guests can enjoy a romantic walk on the sands followed by some excellent tapas at La Pasion, or authentic Turkish cuisine at the highly recommended Otantik Ocakbasi restaurant.
If you do decide to book tickets to Bodrum, remember that the appeal of the area doesn't stop at the coast, with a number of attractions situated inland or on the outskirts of the main city. Visitors can head out northwards for a hike to Pedasa and take in the ancient ruins of Myndos and Gökçeler Castle, as well as the serene countryside.
Away from Bodrum, Monarch also supply affordable flights to Antalya and Dalaman, offering winter sun-seekers great value for money. Dalaman is a fantastic destination for sand and sea, situated on the aptly named Turquoise Coast.
Visitors to this particular region of southern Turkey will be delighted by its blend of historic culture and stunning scenery. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the coastline is to take a cruise on a gulet - a small wooden boat with overnight facilities, manned by a crew who cook your meals and steer you through the tranquil, crystal-clear waters. Guests can relax in the sun on the deck or go swimming at one of the many stops along the way.
Bodrum and Dalaman flights are available from Monarch from just £51 per person, departing from Birmingham, Manchester, London Gatwick and London Luton airports. You can find more information about these destinations and other Turkish delights at monarch.co.uk or by contacting Robert Foulkes at Robert.Foulkes@Monarch.co.uk or on 01582 398122.