Discover Turkey, home of visitors
Prepare for your Turkey vacation with our useful tips. Learn about local currency, how to use mobile phone, safety, driving rules, visa, cach machines and credit cards. Then you are ready to go to Turkey.
While planning your trip to Turkey do not forget to check your passport if it is valid for at least 90 days. Depending on your nationality, most probably your stay as a tourist is limited up to 3 months (for one entrance).
English is the most spoken foreign language everywhere in Turkey. You should have no problem meeting people who can speak English and help you get around in all the big cities, shopping malls, restaurants and holiday resorts.
Many international GSM operators provide coverage in Turkey in addition to local GSM operators such as Turkcell, Avea and Vodafone.
Museums: 9 AM to 17 PM, Tuesday to Sunday
Pharmacies: 9 AM to 19 PM, Monday to Saturday
Banks: 9 AM to 17 PM, Monday to Friday
Post Offices: 9 AM to 17 PM, Monday to Friday
Shopping Centres: Open seven days a week and stay open until late.
Visitors may withdraw money in Turkish Lira as well as Euro and U.S. Dollar with their debit cards from the ATMs in Turkey. The majority of ATMs oer English language or other language options for the convenience of foreigners.
International credit and debit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurants throughout Turkey. However it is advisable also to carry cash for the smaller shops and cafes, particularly in more rural areas.
Turkish Lira is the local currency of the Republic of Turkey. Visitors can exchange their cash money for Turkish Lira at exchange oces and banks.
Foreigners may drive in Turkey provided that they keep their passport, international driver's license and the vehicle license with them all the time. Turkey drives on the right side of the road and the advanced highway network allows easy access to dierent corners of the land.
Turkey is one of the safest countries in the world with Interpol ranking it as one of the safest holiday destination in Europe. You will find the police helpful and friendly and in many of the tourist resorts there are special tourism police who speak different languages.
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