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Trip Preparation Informations

For all information concerning a trip to Turkey, contact your nearest Turkish Tourist Information Office or your travel agent. In Turkey, there are information offices in all principal cities and tourist centers refer to useful Addresses.

When to Go :
Marmara, Aegean, and Mediterranean coasts : These coasts have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The swimming season becomes shorter the further north one goes: Marmara and North Aegean-June to September, South Aegean and Mediterranean- April to October.
Black Sea Coast : Warm summers, mild winters, and relatively high rainfall.
Central Anatolia : Steppe climate with hot, dry summers, cold winters.
Eastern Anatolia : Long snowy, cold winters with mild summers.
Southeast Anatolia : Hot summer with mild, rainy winters.

What to Take :
a) Marmara,Aegean,and Mediterranean : Light,cotton summer clothing and cardigans for the evening.
b) Back Sea, Central and Eastern Anatolia : Summer wear, warmer clothing should be taken for cool evenings at high altitudes.
c) Comfortable shoes are necessary for visiting archaeological and historical sites.
d) Sun hats and sunglasses are advisable in the height of summer.
e) Headscarves should be taken by women for visiting mosques.

How to Go :
By Air : Turkish Airlines (THY) : THY has regular flights in Boeing 737-400's, 737-500's, RJ-100's, and Airbus 310-200's, 310-300's, and 340-300's for Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Trabzon and Dalaman from the principal capitals and major cities of the world.
International airlines : Most intemational airlines have regular flights from all major cities of the world to Turkey's international airports.
Information and Reservations : For more information contact THY offices.

By Sea :
Passenger Ferries : Apart from numerous cruises in the mediterrenean, several foreign shipping companies have regular services to the ports of Trabzon,Samsun, Istanbul, Dikili, Izmir, cesme,Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Antalya, Alanya, Mersin and Iskenderun.
Car Ferries : There are several car ferries for tourists who wish to take their cars while sightseeing : Venice, Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Sochi, Istanbul, lzmir, Cesme, Kusadasi, Marmaris, Antalya, Trabzon.
Lines between Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus : Tasucu - Girne, Alanya - Girne, Mersin - Gazimagosa
Ferry lines between Turkey and the Greek islands : Ayvalik - Midilli (Lesbos), Cesme - Sakiz (Chios), Kusadasi - Sisam (Samos), Bodrum - Istankoy (Cos), Marmaris - Rodos (Rhodes), Datca-Sombeki (Symi)
Information and Reservations : For more information contact: Turkish Maritime Lines.

By Road :
Private car : London - Istanbul, approximately 3,000 km.
Northern Route : Beigium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey.
Southern Route : Beigium, Germany, Austria, Italy, with a ferry to Turkey.

By Coach : There are regular services between Turkey and Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, and Greece, also Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Syria.


This site prepared by Tayfun Kalyoncu on 28.02.1997 and last updated on 01.05.1999.
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