Turkey is a crossroads of European, Arab and Asian civilizations, symbolized by the cosmopolitan Istanbul, its economic and cultural capital, and is also a formidable mosaic of landscapes. From the lush mountains adorned with monasteries overlooking the Black Sea to the reliefs sculpted by erosion and volcanic eruptions in Cappadocia, from the steppes and canyons of Anatolia to the 7,000 km of coastline bathed by four seas, this destination has enough to fill many trips well accompanied by its Turkish tour guide. There is a wide choice between the many remarkable archaeological sites such as the ancient ancient city of Ephesus, the mythical Troy or the tomb of Nemrut Dag, the cities steeped in history such as Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya or Konya, seaside resorts such as Bodrum or Marmaris, the fine sandy beaches of the Turquoise coast, or the countless hiking trails, the most prestigious of which is without doubt the climb of Mount Arafat (5 165 m), the highest point in the country. You can also imagine the lifestyle of the sultans by visiting the famous Topkapi Palace. And we don't talk to you about the local cuisine and traditional hospitality of the Turkish people, never stingy with a welcome tea or coffee. A trip to Turkey is a dive into the remains of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empire. Due to its geographical location, Turkey is a real gateway to Europe and Asia. You will find by leafing through your Turkey guide many addresses of places to visit during your stay.

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When to go to Turkey?

The high tourist season in Turkey begins at the end of June and ends in August. That is why the best time to travel to Turkey is in May or from September to October, when the climate is still very suitable and prices are low. The low tourist season corresponds to the winter in Turkey. Many Turkish tourists also travel inland during the Bayrams, the religious holidays, which take place after Ramadan. At that time, prices very often increase and long-term transport reservations are necessary.

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  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The choice of sites is so wide and varied that there are a multitude of organized tours for Turkey. Some target the west of the country between Istanbul and Cappadocia via Ankara, others take you further south along the Lyciene coast on the Turkish Riviera or north along the Black Sea to discover the famous Sumela Monastery.

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For Turkey, airlines mainly offer flights to Istanbul. Feel free to use a price comparison service on the Internet. In addition, some airlines do not charge booking fees if you book your flight directly on their website, or these fees are significantly reduced if you buy your ticket overnight.

The bus is the most economical means of transport and the most used by Turks because it serves the whole territory unlike the rail network. Air travel is a more expensive but practical solution and there are many domestic flights. The road network is in good condition with 2,000 km of motorways.

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When to travel?

The high tourist season in Turkey begins at the end of June and ends in August. That is why the best time to travel t...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Turkey is very variable depending on each region. While in the North the Black Sea region experiences...
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Budget

The local currency is the Turkish lira, but many hotels and traders are happy to accept euros. Turkey is a country wh...
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Formalities

No visa required for tourists from EU Member States. A valid identity card or passport (at least six months from the...
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Health

No vaccine is required to go to Turkey. However, make sure that your D.T. vaccines Polio are up to date. It is also r...
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How to travel by yourself?

For Turkey, airlines mainly offer flights to Istanbul. Feel free to use a price comparison service on the Internet. I...
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How to get organized?

The choice of sites is so wide and varied that there are a multitude of organized tours for Turkey. Some target the w...
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Getting around

The bus is the most economical means of transport and the most used by Turks because it serves the whole territory un...
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