Honeymoons in Turkey

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Turkey Overview

Whether you are looking for a place to unwind and relax after all that hectic planning or whether you want to indulge in plenty of sightseeing and activities, Turkey could be the perfect honeymoon location for you. With stunning scenery, lots of history and plenty of culture, you'll find plenty to see and do. Why not stay in a hotel and experience all that this wonderful country has to offer.

If you're looking for a honeymoon that combines relaxation with adventure then Turkey could be the perfect location for you and with a direct flight from South Africa you could be here in just 10 hours. If you're looking for history and culture then you'll be spoilt for choice. Ephesus has history dating back to 12 BC and is one of the best preserved cities in the world and was once home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world. Here you can visit the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, the Basilica of St John and the Library of Celsus, with a facade that is one of the most spectacular sights of Ephesus. Stroll around national parks, take a mini cruise along the Turkish Riviera, or how about splashing around in a mud bath! A honeymoon in Turkey offers so much to see and do and the memories will remain with you forever.

Key Facts for Turkey

Currency: Turkish Lira

Capital: Ankara

Language: Turkish

Flight time: 10 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Turkey

When to go:
– April to June or mid September and October are the best months, with the weather pleasantly warm and also less crowded.

Flight information:

– Multiple airlines operate between South African and Turkey. Turkish airlines operate a direct flight from Toronto arriving at Istanbul in 10 hours.


– Turkish Lira

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Getting Married in Turkey

Turkey is a country with stunning scenery and fascinating historical and archaeological sites. Given its geographical position it's part European and part Asian and this makes for amazing diversity. It's a country of beautiful beaches and bays, of islands, and of majestic mountains, valleys and rivers, which all make weddings abroad in Turkey attractive in either the Summer of the winter. Whether you dream of getting married with the sand between your toes or of exchanging your vows in an ancient church in Istanbul, or whether a modern hotel resort is more what you're looking for, Turkey is a country for all tastes. With plenty of venues in which to host a reception after, your special day will be unforgettable when you marry in Turkey.

Marriage Requirements


Couples wishing to get married in Turkey need to know that only civil ceremonies are recognised as legally binding. However, they can still have a religious ceremony once the civil service has taken place. The documents needed are a marriage petition, a certificate of capacity to marry (either a licence from your own country or from your country's consulate in Turkey), 4 photos of the bride and groom and personal ID, including passports, ID card and birth certificates. For more information visit http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/special/wedding/more_laws.html