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How to plan a holiday in Turkey

Turkey Holiday, Turkey, Kalkan bay overlooking

Rich in history, holding some absolutely spectacular scenery, soaked colors and flavors, Turkey has no way to leave you indifferent. Whether visiting the metropolis, whether you choose a holiday on the Aegean or Mediterranean coast, a holiday in Turkey is most often a great sensory experience.

Steps to follow:

Step 1. You go. Turkey is a holiday destination for the whole year, thanks to its climate and the huge number of attractions. From mid-June to mid-September in Turkey are the highest temperatures of the year. Rains are felt less or no and evenings and mornings can be chilly. In these months Fri everything most tourists and then are charged the highest prices.

The cold season lasts from November to March, with low temperatures and rain. During this period the number of tourists is low and prices down as well. One of the best options is the spring to visit the country as still not many tourists come on holiday. If you visit Turkey in April-June, enjoy a moderate climate, with long days, only good walk.

Step 2. Climate. Turkey has different climate zones, so you should inquire on the climate of the area chosen for the holiday and the weather predictions of the time. For example, in Istanbul winter climate is humid, with high temperatures, while summers are usually dry. Time when most rain falls is in spring.

Step 3. The visa. To visit Turkey, you will need a visa.

Step 4. Where you go. In Turkey you back for years, and again you'll always have something new to discover who deserves your full attention.

a) Cities. If you care to see to urban Turkey, then you can go to cities such as Ankara, Istanbul and Antalya. The capital is situated in the center of Anatolia region. Ankara's history goes down much over time until the Bronze Age. The city is known for its museums and the diversity of nightlife. I Istanbul ranks among the largest cities of Turkey, followed by Ankara. For seaside holidays, Antalya is one of the most popular tourist cities.

b) historical Turkey. Turkey's position between European and Asian continent meant a long history, with influences from both sides. Museums, archaeological sites, numerous amphitheaters, temples ruins are all scattered all over Turkey, including in the middle of the ancient city walls remain standing. Among the biggest attractions are historic Ephesus, Pergamon and Side.

c) Turkish Coast. Anatolian region is bordered by the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south and west is the Aegean and Marmara. One of the most beautiful and impressive coastal areas is Mediterranean, which attracts tourists from all over the world, many of whom are Russian and English.

d) Other activities & attractions. In addition to the above destinations, Turkey still has plenty of other attractions: sports (ballooning, cycling, hiking, trekking, rafting, skiing, windsurfing etc) Bally dance performances and classes, boat cruises, hamamms, bathrooms and thermal spas, shopping, cooking classes etc.

Step 5. The costs. As is the case almost everywhere, higher prices are well developed cities such as Istanbul. But even coastal areas, with luxury resorts as higher priced in the high season (July and august). Another way to save is to go in the season.

Step 6. Currency. Local currency is the New Turkish Lira (TRY). In Turkey almost everywhere you can pay in foreign currency (EUR or USD) if you do not have the local currency.

Step 7. Hospitality & culture & traditions. Turks are generally very hospitable and friendly, because tourism is one of the major sources of income. When you visit Turkey, you should keep in mind the local traditions and the mentality of the people, showing respect for their culture. For example, one thing that I see everywhere is pictures of the first president of Turkey, Ataturk, highly respected by the people.

According to Muslim religion, clothing plays an important role in local culture. It is best to choose clothes as decent as long as you are on the street and in public, using clothes cut, molded and bright only private receptions in the hotel resorts. Developed modern cities are, in this respect, but if you go to cities or regions of the province, although it is important to keep in mind how you dress.

Step 8. Safety. In terms of safety, in Turkey there is no reason why you could not travel alone, whether man or woman know. However, keep in mind that the highest degree of crime is in big cities like Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Women who walk unaccompanied through Istanbul can be dealt with very strongly by some Turkish men. On the coastal regions, tough, you will not find such problems.

Step 9. Health. If you are going to travel in Turkey during hot, you should have at your sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen and drink plenty of water. In Turkey consume bottled water, not tap the.

Tips & Warnings

• If you like traveling on your own, a pocket guide is enough to get around Turkey. In this books you can find maps and practical information, depending on interest.

• If you think that finding sand everywhere coffee here, you'll be disappointed. Coffee culture in sand disappeared almost completely, so that you may find very difficult venues so prepare this drink so beloved by the Turks. Instead, you can drink Turkish coffee made from traditional terraces and local restaurants. The simpler place, the coffee is better.