Travel Tips

Tips for Traveling to Turkey

When you visit Turkey, you will see that your trip is more than just a trip, it will be a wonderful experience without limits in all its details. Where you will be in a country with a history steeped in antiquity, knowing its details in the ancient cities that you will visit. Then to the golden beaches and from there to the beautiful green countryside, Turkey will guarantee you a wonderful and unforgettable holiday.

Turkey has a lot of stunning landscapes, where high mountains and picturesque beaches with golden sands, mixing the blue of the sky with the blue of the sea. Your trip will be a wonderful blend of European and Middle Eastern cultures.

turkish currency exchange

1. Turkish currency exchange rate and currency exchange

The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira, TL Once you arrive in Turkey, you can exchange your money at one of the currency exchange kiosks (Döviz) at the airport. However, you may want to keep most of your money and spend only what you need at the moment, as you can get the most competitive rates for the city center and tourist areas.

You can also use your credit card or debit card in most places where EFT payment is available. Using an ATM is a safer and easier option to withdraw money across the country. However, be sure to inform your bank that you will be traveling so that your account is not blocked due to any suspicious activity, which could spoil your trip and get you in trouble.

Another thing to keep in mind is the commission rates that the bank may charge you for your use of foreign ATMs. Contact your bank for details of fees for withdrawing money from ATMs outside your country.



2. Transfer from/to the airport

Istanbul Airport is served by taxis and buses to reach the city center and Taksim, which is the main area of interest to tourists in the city.

Transfer from/to the airport

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You can go shopping, shopping malls, business meetings, restaurants, cafes and historic places.

If you wish to use public transport, the airport bus (Havaist) is available for 2.3 EUR. (35TL) The bus takes about 120 minutes, depending on traffic.

3. Prices in Turkey

Despite Turkey being a popular tourist destination, cities like Istanbul have remained relatively cheap for many travellers. Snacks can usually be purchased from street vendors for only a few dollars, while a meal in a restaurant is no more than $5. The average cost of accommodation is about 50 USD per night. Public transportation within the cities is very reasonable and does not exceed a few dollars per trip.

3. Turkish food

Turkey is famous for its delicious food all over the world. It ranges from appetizers that consist of hummus and potato chips, Waraq Dawali (stuffed grape leaves), cheese pies, chicken shawarma and pide (a kind of pizza). Amazing fresh juices, nuts and fruits are also available everywhere.

If you feel the need to taste coffee, try Turkish coffee - rich, dark and often blended with cardamom.

Breakfast in Turkey usually consists of a range of different cheeses with olives, bread, several types of jam, honey, and sometimes, a special kind of spicy sausage called sucuk, which is eaten with eggs.

Besides Menemen, it is also a popular morning dish and consists of scrambled eggs cooked with fried vegetables.

Turkish food is perfect for meat lovers too, with dishes like kofte (Turkish meatballs) and kuzu tandir (lamb with rice) that have a distinct taste.

You can also sample lahmacun, a baked dough topped with minced meat and lemon and served with yoghurt, a popular snack that can be found at food stalls across the country.

As for dessert, taste the best sweet and delicious baklava, or you can go back in history to the Ottoman era by tasting the famous Turkish dessert.

4. weather:

If you are visiting Turkey in summer especially in July and August, you may need your sun hat and cream to protect from harmful rays burns, and if your visit is in winter especially in November, December, January, February, March, you will need heavy clothes and some umbrellas.

5. Historic Places Visit:

If you are travelling independently, you must check the dates of visits to museums, especially since most museums are closed at least once a week, but in the year you can visit archaeological sites daily from nine in the morning until five in the evening.

Trip Ideas:


  • Topkapi Palace
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Bosphorus
  • Grand Bazaar


  • Derinkuyu underground city
  • Ihlara Valley
  • Ortahisar Castle
  • Monks Valley
  • Devrent Valley


  • Kaleiçi
  • Düden Waterfall
  • Manavgat Waterfall
  • Karain Cave