10 Things to Know Before You to Turkey

Updated: 31.10.2023 09:00:00
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Here we are with some great tips that will be quite practical for your travel to Turkey once again. If you have ever visited Turkey before, you might already know what to expect. However, if this will be your first time, then the following guide is for you!

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Here are 10 things that every foreign visitor should know before they travel to Turkey!

You May Not Need to Get a Visa for Touristic Purposes

Turkey offers visa-free entrance to many nationals. You may not need to get a visa, or you can simply get it at the border or airport. In addition to this, you can also apply for a Turkish visa online, which will let you get your visa within 10 to 20 minutes! You can learn more about visa requirements by visiting Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs page at any time.

Wi-Fi May Be a Problem for Certain Nationals

Although you are going to find numerous Wi-Fi spots to enjoy, accessing these services may be a problem for many foreigners. All businesses offer free Wi-Fi, but you need to sign up to start accessing the internet. Registration is completely free, but most Wi-Fi spots only accept Turkish or European numbers for verification.

Some Digital Services Are Unavailable in Turkey

Some digital services, especially the ones that refuse to pay taxes in Turkey such as PayPal are not available. Therefore, make sure that you do not only rely on your account on PayPal for your travel. Other than that, all debit card and credit card schemes and services are available in any part of the country.

Turkey Enjoys All Four Seasons

It is important to keep in mind that Turkey experiences all four seasons. From December to February, the country experiences the winter season. From March to May, it is spring, from June to August it is summer, and from September to November, it is fall. Although summers are a bit longer in the northern part of the country, you may want to pack the right clothes before you travel.

Best Time to Visit Turkey Varies Depending on Destination

Because Turkey experiences four seasons, the best time to travel to Turkey varies depending on your travel purpose and destination. If you are planning to enjoy a summer vacation in the northern part of the country such as Antalya or Muğla, then any season but the winter season will be a great choice for you.

What You Wear Matters in Certain Destinations

Turkey has a very diverse cultural structure. Although you can sunbathe topless on many beaches in Antalya or Muğla, this will be considered taboo in many cities in the eastern part of the country. Additionally, while visiting religious or sacred sites, make sure that you cover your head with a scarf and do not wear skirts above your kneecaps.

Get Ready to Learn Some Turkish

If you are going to visit the southern part of Turkey, then you will not have any problems with the language. On the other hand, most Turks only speak Turkish. Language may be a barrier in your daily life even in large cities such as İstanbul. However, most people speak two to three languages at tourist attractions.

Everything is Cheap in the Country

Due to the recent devaluation of the Turkish Lira, everything is quite cheap in the country. For example, national flights cost between $40 to $50 even though you may book your flight on the last day. This is why we highly recommend enjoying a luxurious villa holiday during your trip to Turkey. They are much more affordable and comfortable compared to all kinds of accommodation alternatives.

Don’t Forget to Get Your Travel Adapter

Again, this depends on where you are coming from. F-type outlets, which are the basic European outlets are the only outlet type in Turkey. Therefore, if you are using another type of adapter in your country, you may want to get some converters.

It Is Completely Safe to Travel to Turkey

Unlike most people, who never visited Turkey before, believe, Turkey is a completely safe country to travel to. This is especially true if you are visiting cities such as Antalya or Muğla, where the foreign population density is pretty high. However, of course, there are certain tourist traps, which are quite common in all countries.