Travel Hints & Tips

Travel Hints & Tips
Travel Hints & Tips

Currency Exchange
CURRENCY: Yeni Turkish Lira (TL)
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Banks
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 09.00- 12.00 and 13.30 17.00
Certain Banks open on Saturdays half day and during lunch hours.
Exchange Offices are open everyday until around 11.00pm.
Foreign Currency, Travellers Cheques, and Credit Cards are accepted in Turkey except the Scottish Pound, Northern Ireland pound and torn or damaged notes.

Typical Costs
Three course meal incl. wine from 10 GBP per person.
Sunbed Rental per day is 80 pence.
Pint of beer: 1.50 GBP

Travel
Local ‘Dolmuş’ minibus runs from Marmaris to İçmeler and back again. Get on and off anywhere along the route. Fee: 1,250,000TL
Taxis are recognised by there yellow colour. The fare shown on the meter reads according to the distance travelled.

Inoculations
Please see your local GP.
Drink only bottled water.

Time
Turkish standard time is 2 hours ahead Greenwich Mean Time, 1 hour ahead of Central European Time, and 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Electrical Appliances
The voltage is 220 Volts AC in all parts of the country.

Sun Protection
The temperatures rise to a high of 45oC in August so high factor suntan lotion is essential. Keeping hydrated with water only is a must!
Children should be well covered with hats and hydrated.

Emergencies
Private and State hospitals, doctors surgeries and clinics are available all over Marmaris and Fethiye. Health insurance is highly recommended.

Did you know ?
The earliest landscape painting in history exists on a wall of a Çatalhöyük house dating from 6200 BC. In 640 BC coins made of electrum were used by the Lydians in Sardis (Sart) for the first time in history. The Temple of Artemis was one od the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The first man ever to fly was Turkish. Using two wings Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi flew from the Galata Tower over the Bosphorus to land in Üskudar in the 17th Century.

Mount Ararat (Ağrı Dağ) is in Anatolia. It is believed that Ararat is the place where Noah’s Ark landed. Ararat is the Hebrew form for Urartu, the Assyrian name for a kingdom that existed in the region from the 11th century to the 7th century BC.

Alexander the Great cut the Gordian knot near Ankara. The double knot in Turkish carpets is called “Gördes Düğüm’ü” which is the Turkish expression for the Gordian Knot.

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