Turkey

A meeting place of East and West, Europe and the Middle East, Turkey has an incredible amount to offer the visitor. The country’s rich cultural and historical legacy, combined with its sparkling coastline and warm, vivacious locals make it a stellar travel destination. Its seaside draw cards include the vibrant port city of Bodrum, the effortlessly elegant town of Kas, and the resort destination of Fethiye, while its interior highlights include the hot mineral springs of Pamukkale, the bizarre rock formations of Cappadoccia, the ancient cliff temples of Dalyan and the ancient and modern attractions of Istanbul.

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Travel Information

Electricity

Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs.

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Banking

ATM’s

ATMs dispense new Turkish lira to Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro card holders. Look for these logos on the machines;…

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Cuisine

It’s probably not wise to drink Turkey’s tap water if you’re only here on a short visit. Stick to bottled water, boil water for 10 minutes or use…

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Climate

Turkey has a diverse range of climates. The coast is generally mild in winter and hot in summer. The interior is warm in summer and cold in winter. Istanbul…

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Dress

It is important to take heed of the season and pack accordingly, because despite it sometimes seeming as though all the best things to do in Istanbul occur…

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Regions