Turkey

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Overview

A harmonized mix of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is far more than its clichéd image of a “bridge between East and West”. With its stunning scenery, rich historic legacy, spectacular holiday destinations, beautiful coastline, exciting events and cultural festivals, Turkey is indeed a place of beauty, amusement and ever lasting memories for families, couples, friends and single travellers alike.

Apart from its numerous stunning beaches, great shopping venues and dynamic nightlife, Turkey is also a place of beautiful contradictions where mosques coexist with churches, Roman theatres and temples stand tall within modern cities, and where cultural ceremonies are as much a part of the social landscape as classical music concerts or football matches. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Pamukkale, Hagia Sophia

Culture Norms: "Yes" is a slight downward nod of the head. "No" is a slight upward nod of the head while making a quick, sucking sound through your two front teeth (like "tsk"). Turks generally have a small area of personal space and may stand closer than most foreigners are used to. Never point the sole of your foot toward a person.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 0.4 $, coffee – 3.0 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 22 $

Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Rabies and Typhoid vaccinations maybe required depending on your trip activities.

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Currency

Name: Turkish Lira

Symbol: TRY

1 TRY = 0.16 EUR

1 EUR= 6.09 TRY

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Weather conditions

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6.1°
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72.7
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6.1°
7.6°
11.4°
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21.6°
26.3°
29.6°
29.5°
26.3°
20.3°
13.8°
8.2°
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9.8°
13.4°
16.4°
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90.8
72.7
65.9
58.6
49.0
31.0
16.0
15.7
23.6
52.0
72.3
98.9
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Location: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 9 days

Explore amazing landscapes, fascinating cultures and take beautiful pictures on this 9-day trip of fun from Turkey to Greece. On this trip, you will enjoy a scenic visit of Athens, take a wonderful ferry ride from Marmaris, and enjoy a fantastic walk alongside the stream, visited by thousands of butterflies! Whatever it is you love doing on vacations, there's something for you in this trip!

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Duration: 16 days

Enjoy 16 days of fun from Turkey to Greece, and explore amazing landscapes, fascinating cultures, and take beautiful pictures. On this trip, you will enjoy a scenic visit of Athens, take a wonderful ferry ride from Mykonos, and enjoy fantastic cable car rides that will show you some spectacular views of Thira! Whatever it is you love doing on vacations, there's something for you in this trip!

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Duration: 13 days

Join this 13 day trip of guaranteed fun which takes you to Turkey, Rhodes and Greece! Enjoy city tours around Rhodes, Athens and Istanbul! Discover the seats of two of the world's greatest civilizations! 

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Duration: 7 days

Enjoy a full week exploring all the wonders that Turkey has to offer. You will be exploring the capital, Istanbul, as well as Cappadocia and Safranbolu with all their diverse landscapes and cultures. 

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Location: Turkey
Duration: 9 days

Enjoy this nine day tour around Turkey. Starting in Istanbul and spending just enough time to get to know the capital, you will then move towards Cappadocia. From there, enjoy the mystical Konya, home to Mevlana Rumi, before exploring the cotton castles of Pamukkale. Your tour will end in Izmir before returning to Istanbul.

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Written by SuperCoucou SC Published on June 02, 2016
Turkey plays host to a unique blend of cultures, colors, scents, and tastes. Why do I love Turkey so much? It’s hard for me to define. My enthusiasm for this magnificent part of the world has co...
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