Places to see in Istanbul, Turkey

There are four major sections of the city with touristic interest. Please click on the pictures for more of the items. 1. Old Town: Mostly the region around Sultanahmet 2. Beyoglu, (Pera District) 3. Bosphorus 4. Prince’s Islands (suggested during summer) Asian side is a residential area only. Nothing of historic or special interest exist, except the Asian side of … Continua a leggere

Social Conventions tips for a Turkey Traveller

Travel to Turkey but do not forget these small tips . Shaking hands is the normal form of greeting all around Turkey. Hospitality is very important and visitors should respect Islamic customs. Informal wear is acceptable, but beachwear should be confined to the beach or poolside. Smoking is widely acceptable at open areas but prohibited places are closed areas like … Continua a leggere

Some key facts about Turkey

Population 70.586.256 Capital Ankara Religion Muslim, mostly Sunni, small Christian minority. Turkey is a secular state which guarantees complete freedom of worship to non-Muslims. Currency Turkish Lira, TRY, YTL Electrical Plugs 220V 50Hz Languages Spoken Turkish Time Zones GMT/UTC +2 CountryDialing Code +90 Weights/Measures Metric Popular places to visit : Istanbul, Fethiye , Pamukkale, Marmaris, Cappadocia, Didim and Kusadasi.

How to travel to Turkey?

There are plenty of travelling ways to get into and out of Turkey by air, sea, rail and bus. There are international airports at Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya and some of the Mediterranean resorts. Turkish Airlines has direct flights from Istanbul to three dozen European cities and New York, as well as the Middle East, North Africa, Bangkok, Karachi, Singapore … Continua a leggere

Money/Cost

The New Turkish Lira (YTL)(brought into circulation at the start of 2005 to replace the old lira’s unwieldy denominations) comes with notes of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. The New Kuruş (YKr) comes in coins of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and one New Turkish Lira. One hundred New Kuruş equals one New Turkish Lira. Please click on the … Continua a leggere

Weather for Turkey?

The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey have mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. This is for Fethiye, Marmaris, Didim, Kusadasi. In Istanbul, summer temperatures average around 28-30?C (82-86?F); the winters are chilly but usually above freezing, with moderate rain and perhaps a dusting of snow. Inner part of Anatolia ( Cappadocia, Pamukkale) is hotter during summer and very … Continua a leggere

When to visit in Turkey?

Spring and autumn are the best times to travel Turkey, since the climate will be perfect for Istanbul and on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. It will be rather cool for central Anatolia, but not unpleasantly so. Visiting before mid-June or after August may also help avoiding mosquitoes. The Black Sea coast is best visited between April and September; there … Continua a leggere

Where to visit in Turkey?

Istanbul , Fethiye , Marmaris , Didim, Kusadasi, Cappadocia or Pamukkale are the top destinations in Turkey. Turkey is split into 7 regions. Each has its own distinct climate, landscape and traditions. The first four are named according to their adjacent seas (the Black Sea, the Marmara, the Aegean and the Mediterranean Regions). The other three are named with thier … Continua a leggere

Turkey Travel Guide

This site includes general information about Turkey Travel Places. It includes travel guides for Istanbul, Fethiye, Marmaris, Didim, Kusadasi, Cappadocia and Pamukkale for now. Also you will find pictures and maps about places to visit in Turkey. You can check some important key information about Turkey Travel below. Hospitality, history, sun, sand and beaches. This is a rapidly modernising country … Continua a leggere