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Travel to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale White Calcium Rock

Tour Code: TRD23
From Kusadasi or Selcuk

If you have chosen Travel to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale. You will be able to spend a day trip, swimming, relaxing and discovering ancient spots of Hierapolis and Aphrodisias.

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Start At 24 -17%
20 / Per Person
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  • Private Tour Prices
    Private tour allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your day trip. For groups of 2 or more, we can usually arrange a indivudual private trips.
    *17% discount was applied to the prices.
  • Group size 1 pax
    Start At 215 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €107/per children.
  • Group size 2 pax
    Start At 107 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €53/per children.
  • Group size 3 pax
    Start At 73 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €36/per children.
  • Group size 4 pax
    Start At 54 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €27/per children.
  • Group size 5 pax
    Start At 44 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €22/per children.
  • Group size 6 pax
    Start At 36 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €18/per children.
  • Group size 7 pax
    Start At 34 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €17/per children.
  • Group size 8 pax
    Start At 30 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €15/per children.
  • Group size 9 pax
    Start At 27 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €13/per children.
  • Group size 10 pax
    Start At 24 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €12/per children.
  • Group size 11 pax
    Start At 22 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €11/per children.
  • Group size 12 pax
    Start At 20 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €10/per children.
*Please contact us for more group prices.

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Highlights

  • Aphrodisias Ancient City
  • Aphrodisias Archaeological Museum
  • Pamukkale White Calcium terraces
  • Cleopatra's Pool
  • Pamukkale Hierapolis Ancient Site
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Travel to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale White Calcium Rock
11 Hours (Full Day) • 1 City • 3 Places

Travel to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale White Calcium Rock

Tour Code: TRD23
From Kusadasi or Selcuk

If you have chosen Travel to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale. You will be able to spend a day trip, swimming, relaxing and discovering ancient spots of Hierapolis and Aphrodisias.

Guide Language:

Start At 24 -17%
20 / Per Person
*Please contact us for instant prices.
  • Private Tour Prices
    Private tour allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your day trip. For groups of 2 or more, we can usually arrange a indivudual private trips.
    *17% discount was applied to the prices.
  • Group size 1 pax
    Start At 215 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €107/per children.
  • Group size 2 pax
    Start At 107 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €53/per children.
  • Group size 3 pax
    Start At 73 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €36/per children.
  • Group size 4 pax
    Start At 54 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €27/per children.
  • Group size 5 pax
    Start At 44 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €22/per children.
  • Group size 6 pax
    Start At 36 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €18/per children.
  • Group size 7 pax
    Start At 34 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €17/per children.
  • Group size 8 pax
    Start At 30 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €15/per children.
  • Group size 9 pax
    Start At 27 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €13/per children.
  • Group size 10 pax
    Start At 24 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €12/per children.
  • Group size 11 pax
    Start At 22 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €11/per children.
  • Group size 12 pax
    Start At 20 / Per Person
    0-4 years old babies are free.
    5-7 years old start at €10/per children.
*Please contact us for more group prices.
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Itinerary

The city of Aphrodite is on the way to Pamukkale. Aphrodisias is a truly amazing site and worth a visit - although a little "off the beaten track" the whole area is quite breathtaking. Aphrodisias is dedicated to the goddess of beauty, love and sex - Aphrodite. The site gives you access to amazing ruins including the temple, council chamber, theatre, stadium, Tetrapon etc. Aphrodisias in the list of World Heritage. Then 1-hour drive to Pamukkale. Pamukkale as a miracle of nature and is famous for its white thermal pools. With such a unique combination of natural and man-made wonders, it's little wonder why Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Starting Points: Turkey/Izmir: Selcuk; Aydin: Kusadasi
  • Route 1 Aphrodisias

    It is advised that you book a private tour for Aphrodisias and Pamukkale as it requires a lot of travelling and walking on the sites. Aphrodisias is 154 km/95,6 miles far away from Kusadasi and Selcuk. As we travel along the roads up to the site of Aphrodisias, it will take , with a break midway, around 2h20 minutes to drive with your local tour guide.

    During the travel, he will give you lots of information about Turkey such as climate, different regions in Turkey that hold the most wonderful historical places and all whilst standing in front of the Turkey Map as they will then pinpoint these certain places for you, to make it easier to follow the tour guides Turkey Map but also he will hand you your very own copy of a Turkey map to keep throughout your Pamukkale tour. The journey from Kusadasi to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale tour will take around 11 hours. The optimistic archaeologist believes Aphrodisias will outshine Ephesus in 50 years, and, already, the sensation of being transported back in time is palpable, standing amid this sanctimonious site.

  • Route 2 Aphrodisias Ancient City: It will take 1:30 hour
    It will take 1:30 hour

    While the stunning remnants of Aphrodisias have been scrutinized for decades, archaeologists believe that a great deal remains to be discovered. The ruins unearthed to date include well preserved Roman Stadium and Odeon, as well as a temple of Aphrodite, an Agora, A Bishop Palace, and some thermal baths. Although getting to Aphrodisias is a hassle, the site is less overwhelming (and less crowded) than Ephesus, and the carefully preserved ruins make it worthwhile. The highlight of a visit to Aphrodisias is the ancient Stadium, the most well preserved ever excavated.

    Even marble blocks that once marked the starting line for foot races are still in the central arena, whose seating capacity was 30.000 Roman Gladiators shed blood here in the search of glory and prestige before a full house. The looming structure at the bottom of the hill is Hadrian Bath, equipped with sauna, frigidarium, and changing rooms. After the bath visits The Temple of Aphrodite Marks the site of ancient venereal veneration. Although only a portion of its 40 columns spiral fluted Corinthian colonnade remains, the temple retains its elegance. Dating from 1st century CE, the shine originally housed a famous statue of Aphrodite, similar in appearance to the many-breasted Artemis of Ephesus. So far, only copies of the original have been unearthed.

    One of the most recent and most exciting of the discoveries at Aphrodisias has been made in an area a short distance to the SW of the Aphrodisias Museum. Here are the ruins of the Sebastion. This complex, which has been dated to the first half of the 1C AD, was dedicated to Aphrodite, with no doubt, Agustus and Certainly Tiberius and Livia. After Sebastion Visit the well preserved Theatre of Aphrodisias had an estimated seating capacity of 8000. Originally constructed in the late Hellenistic Period, the theatre was modified considerably during the second half of the 2C Ad. Its horse-shoe shaped cavea had two, possibly three, diazoma. According to an inscription, the stage building was constructed at the expense of a late1C BC notable, Julius Zolios. A former slave, he played an active part in the affairs of the city at that time.

  • Route 3 Aphrodisias Archaeological Museum: It will take about 1 hour
    It will take about 1 hour

    Not only are the ruins of Aphrodisias world-class, Aphrodisias Archaeological Museum on-site air-conditioned with excellent examples of statues and friezes taken from the excavations. Once the area has been reconstructed the plan is to return these statues to their original places. The museum has an impressive selection of outstanding sculptures collection, including the panels from Sebasteion. Then break time for lunch in a nice open buffet restaurant (not included in price). Following the lunch we will drive to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle).

  • Route 4 Pamukkale

    After Aphrodisias sightseeing, we will drive 1 hour 27 minutes to Pamukkale (White calcium rocks)

  • Route 5 Pamukkale and Hierapolis: It will take about 3 hours
    It will take about 3 hours

    This natural phenomenon was designated a UNESCO Heritage site in 1988. White calcium cliffs and turquoise blue pools are a sight to behold. Like an alien landscape, you will never see anything like it before. The theatre is magnificent and one of the best-preserved. The city of Hierapolis is mostly in ruins but you can tell it was significant from the vastness. You will love to see the tomb and martyrium of apostle Philip. He was either beheaded or crucified (upside down) on that spot, according to legend, and was entombed there. This became an important sanctuary once Christianity had been adopted as the official religion.

    Your first visit will be Travertine Basins of Pamukkale which are magnificent as it is a Natural Wonder of the World as you will see it looks as if cotton wool has been put on to the hillside as named The Cotton Castles. The Pamukkale Site is large and you can walk along and try out the water. You will get free time as pictures are a must, your Pamukkale Tour guide will explain to you and take you to the museum. There is also a pool called the Cleopatra pool which you can swim in but this is at an extra cost. And then you will visit the Hierapolis; Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1,200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantian Gate.

    Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. A swim in the effervescent waters of the Sacred Pool should be at the top of the list on any travel itinerary. In addition to a high level of natural radioactivity, the water contains calcium bicarbonate, calcium sulfate, magnesium and carbon dioxide and after a swim, you should simply dry off and let the minerals do their magic. After you have taken in the sights your Pamukkale tour, your tour guide will give you approx 30 minute time to stroll at your leisure or relax have some refreshments by Cleopatra’s pool, When the tour has finished your tour guide will return you to your pick up.

  • End Points: Turkey/Izmir: Selcuk; Aydin: Kusadasi

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Informations

  • What's Included

    • Private Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
    • Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
    • Parking Fees.
    • Local Taxes.
    • Pick up from your hotel or meeting point.
    • Drop off to your hotel or meeting point.

  • What's Excluded

    • Entrance Fees.
    • Gratuities to the guide and driver.
    • Lunch & Drink.
    • Personal expenses.

  • Entrance Fees

    • Ephesus Archaelogical Site: 100 Turkish Lira, 14.77 USD or 13 Euro.
    • The Church of St.John: 25 Turkish Lira, 3 USD or 2,62 Euro.
    • Ephesus Terrace Houses: 45 Turkish Lira, 6.65 USD or 5,90 Euro.
    • The House of Virgin Mary: 25 Turkish Lira, 3 USD or 2,62 Euro.
    • Ephesus Archaeological Museum: 25 Turkish Lira, 3 USD or 2,62 Euro.
    • If you wish, entrance fees and lunch can be embeded in the tour cost.
    • Lunch can be provided in certain places during the tour, giving you a chance to taste authentic dishes of the region; Prices can vary from 5 to 10 USD depending on what you order.

  • Travel Tips

    • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and comfortable walking shoes.
    • The clothes you bring with you should be suitable to the season of your trip. Shorts, t-shirts can be worn.
    • There is no obligation to cover your head or shoulders In Turkey.
    • For the Churches or mosques, a visit to these places require a respect. So proper dressing into such places is advised.
    • You can get bottles of soft drinks, it can be scorching hot during the day.
    • Hat, sunscreen and umbrella for the rainy or sunny days, especially days can be hot in Archaeological sites.
    • Good quality sunglasses are advised and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
    • Cameras (but tripods are not allowed in Turkish Museums and sites).

  • Note

    • The wheelchair is accessible, therefore just request from us when you are booking your trip.
    • You may pay the entrance fees by credit card or Turkish Liras. (The Museums charging only Turkish Liras and Credit cards.)
    • This tour involves over a mile of walking on uneven, cobblestone surfaces.
    • Restrooms are available at the entrance and the exit of Archaeological Sites.
    • The tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after your prebooking.
    • This Tour is available all year round.
    • Daily, a Private small group tour of Turkey.
    • This tour operated with just your party and a guide/driver.

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FAQs

  • How to meet my tour guide?

    Your tour guide/staff will be waiting at pick up points such as your hotels’ lobby/main gate, a specific point etc. according to timing which you were given before tour date.

  • Can I state the departure time for my tour?

    Of course! We also operate tours on private basis, so you can customize the departure time, if it is a private service.

  • Can I choose the sights to visit on my own?

    On private tours. You can choose the sights and museums along with all sort of criteria you like by your agent according to content of service.

  • How to buy museum tickets?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • Am I traveling with a group on the tour?

    There will be two different tour type. Group tour and Private tour. On Private tours, you get a specific service according to confirmed plan for you/your party.

  • How about the transportation?

    When you book your tour with a van, you will be picked up from hotel, be transferred to the sights and then back to hotel. Otherwise, once you meet your tour guide at your hotel, you will be advised the best option for transportation such as taxi or tram.

  • How do I pay?

    After filling the Book Now form, there will be a payment button to complete your deposit payment, when you complete payment and secure the booking, we will confirm your tour details and balance payment will be in cash directly to the tour guide during the tour. You can choose to pay in USD, Euro or Turkish Lira.

  • What is the language of group tours?

    Our daily regular/scheduled group tours are organized in English. But if the number of your party is more than 10 persons you can ask for a tour guide in other languages. On the other hand, Private Tours can be organized in English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian and more etc.

  • What type of restaurants do you use?

    On group tours we use touristic restaurants which has open buffet. On private tours we use local restaurants which has a specific menu.

  • How to pay for my services?

    Beside money transfer by bank we accept visa and mastercard online payments on our online secure payment webpage.

  • Am I traveling with a group?

    No. You will be traveling independently on the regular transports according to your choice (Plane/Bus) but you will be with a small group only on local tours at the chosen areas this gives you an opportunity to meet different people through your stay. On the other hand, a private tour organization is always an option.

  • If I cancel my group or private tour in last minute?

    We are always tolerantly according to unexpected situations. Normally we should use cancellation policy rules but our company supports its clients as much as possible according to conditions.

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Good to Know

  • Currency Regulation

    Limits
    There is no limit on the amount of foreign currency that may be brought into Turkey, but not more than 5 5,000 worth of Turkish currency may be brought into or taken out of the country.

  • Exchange Slips

    The exchange slips for the conversion of foreign currency into Turkish lira should be kept, since you may be required to show these when reconverting your Turkish lira back into foreign currency, and when taking souvenirs out of the country (to prove that they have been purchased with legally exchanged foreign currency).

  • Customs Regulations

    On Entry
    The following items may be brought into the country duty free personal effects of the tourist.

    One TV, one color pocket TV (maximum 16 cm screen), one TV-tape-radio combination, one video recording camera and 5 video cassettes (blank); 5 records, 5 tape cassettes or compact discs, one video player, cine-projector (8 mm) and 10 rolls of film (blank), one slide projector, one pocket computer (maximum main memory capacity Ram 128k. Byte), electronic playing devices (without cassette – keyboard), one transistor radio and portable radio – tape player (its specification to be determined by the Ministry of Finance and Customs), one Walkman or pocket tape recorder, one portable compact disc player, binoculars (one pair, except night binoculars), harmonica, mandolin, flageolet, flute, guitar, and accordion (only one of each type, maximum 3 musical instruments). personal sports equipment, necessary medical items, bicycle, baby buggy, toys, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. 200 grams of tobacco and 200 cigarette papers, or 50 grams of chewing tobacco or 200 grams of pipe tobacco, or 200 grams of snuff (In addition to the above allowances, it is possible to purchase 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars, and 500 grams of pipe tobacco from the Turkish Duty Free Shops upon entering the country), 1.5kg. coffee, 1.5kg. instant coffee, 500 grams of tea, 1 kilo chocolate and 1 kilo sweets, 5 (100 cc) or 7 (70 cc) bottles of wines and/or spirits, five bottles of perfume (120 ml max. each), one portable typewriter, one camera with 5 rolls of film, first aid, and spare parts for the car, other items necessary during the journey.

    Valuable items and all items with a value of over $ 15,000 must be registered in the owner’s passport upon entering Turkey, for control upon exit.

    Antiques brought into the country must be registered in the owner’s passport to avoid difficulties on exit.

    Sharp instruments (including camping knives) and weapons may not be brought into the country without special permission.

    The bringing into the country, trade, and consumption of marijuana and all other narcotics is strictly forbidden and subject to heavy punishment.

    Gifts, not exceeding 500 DM in value and not for trading purposes, may be brought into the country duty free. In addition, gifts not exceeding 500 OM in value may be posted to Turkey duty free, if the date stamped by the sending post office falls one month before, or one month after the following holidays: Seker Bayrami, Kurban Bayrami, Christmas, and New Year’s.

    Note
    Cellular Telephones entering the country must be accompanied by a certification form showing ownership. Ownership must be documented in the passport of the owner and will be checked on entry and exit. For more information contact the Ministry of transportation, General Directorate at Tel: (312) 212 35 72 – 212 60 10 (10 lines), Fax: (312) 221 32 26 or write to Ulastirma Bakanligi Telsiz Gn. Md. Emek – Ankara.

    On Exit
    Gifts and souvenirs: for a new carpet, a proof of purchase; for old items, a certificate from a directorate of a museum is necessary. Exporting antiques from Turkey is forbidden.

    Valuable personal items can only be taken out of the country providing they have been registered in the owner’s passport upon entry, or providing they can show they have been purchased with legally exchanged currency.

    Minerals may only be exported from the country with a special document obtained from the MTA (General Directorate of Mining Exploration and Research). Etudler Dairesi 06520, Ankara. Phone: +90 312 287 3430 /1622, Fax: +90 312 285 4271

    Tax Refund
    You Can Receive a Tax Refund for the Goods You Purchased In Turkey! Refunds will be made to travelers who do not reside in Turkey. All goods (including food and drinks) are included in the refunds with the exclusion of services rendered. The minimum amount of purchase that qualifies for refund is 5.000.000 TL. Retailers that qualify for tax refunds must be “authorized for refund.” These retailers must display a permit received from their respective tax office.

    The retailer will make four copies of the receipt for your refund, three of which will be received by the purchaser. If photocopies of the receipt are received the retailer must sign and stamp the copies to validate them. If you prefer the refund to be made by check, a Tax-free Shopping Check for the amount to be refunded to the customer must be given along with the receipt.

    For the purchaser to benefit from this exemption he must leave the country within three months with the goods purchased showing them to Turkish customs officials along with the appropriate receipts and! or check.

    There are four ways to receive your refund:
    If the retailer gives you a check it can be cashed at a bank in the customs area at the airport. If it is not possible to cash the check upon departure or if you do not wish to cash it then, .e customer must, within one month, send a copy of the receipt showing that the goods have left the country to the retailer who will, within ten days upon receiving the receipt, send a bank transfer to the purchaser’s hank or address.

    If the certified receipt and check are brought back to the retailer on a subsequent visit thin one-month of the date of customs certification, the refund can be made directly to the purchaser. Retailers may directly refund the amount to trustworthy customers upon purchase. The refund may be made by the organization of those companies that are authorized to make tax refunds.

    Additional information:
    Ministry of Finance and Tax Dept. General Directorate, (Maliye Bakanligi, Gelirler Genel Mudurlugu) KDV Subesi 06100, Ulus – Ankara Phone: +90 312 310 3880 / 725 – 728 – 735, Fax: +90 312 311 4510

    Tourist Health
    Turkish Tourist Health Society (Turizm Sagligi Dernegi-Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi Plastik ve Rekonstrüktif Cerrahi Ana Bilim Dali, Sihhiye 06100 ANKARA

    Phone:
    +90 312 311 9393 – 310 98 08) performs the functions below, to provide the travelers in the entire country, mainly in the touristic regions, with proper health care:
    - to secure food hygiene
    - to prevent environmental pollution
    - to ensure hygiene and healthy working-conditions in touristic establishments.

    Health Regulations for Pets
    For those who wish to bring domestic animals into the country the following are required:
    - Pets have to be 3 months and older
    - An International Certificate of Health issued within 15 days before the travel
    - The Identification Card
    - Vaccination Card

    Note
    If you have an official certificate, you may bring one cat, one bird, one dog and 10 aquarium fish into the country. To get information for the importation of pets, please see the Consular Services.

  • Motorist Rules

    General
    Those who wish to enter the country with their vans, minibuses, automobiles, station wagons, bicycles, motorcycles, motorbikes, sidecars, buses, motor coaches, trailers, caravans or other transport vehicles, will have to provide the following documentations:

    - Passport.
    - International driving license.
    - Car license (document where all details related to the car and the owner’s name are registered). If it is somebody else’s vehicle a power of attorney should be provided.
    - International green card (Insurance card). The TR sign should be visible.
    - Transit book “Carnet de passage” (for those who want to proceed to the Middle East).

    Period
    The vehicle can be brought into Turkey for up to 6 Months. The owner should declare on the opposite form, the date of departure at the border gate and should absolutely ve the country at the date declared. If for any important reason the staying period has to be ended, it is necessary to apply to;
    The Turkish Touring and Automobile Club (Türkiye Turing ve Otomobil Kurumu) 1. Sanayi Sitesi Yani, 4.Levent, Istanbul, Phone: +90 212 282 8140 (7 lines).
    The General Directorate of Customs (Gümrükler Genel Müdürlügü), Ulus Ankara Phone:
    +90 312 310 3880, 310 3818, Fax: +90 312 311 1346, before the end of the period declared.

    In Case of Accident
    The accident should be reported to the police or gendarme. That report has to be certified by the nearest local authority. The owner should apply to the customs authority with his passport and report.

    If the vehicle can be repaired, it is necessary to inform the customs authority first and take the vehicle to a garage. If the vehicle is not repairable and if the owner wishes to leave the country without his vehicle, he has to deliver it to the nearest customs office, and the registration of his vehicle on his passport will be cancelled. (Only after the cancellation can the owner of the vehicle leave the country.)

    Following an accident, you can phone:
    - Trafik Polisi (Traffic Police), Phone: 154
    - Jandarma (Gendarme), Phone: 156
    - For more information, contact the Touring and Automobile Association of Turkey.

    Formalities for Private Yacht Owners
    Yachts require a Transit Log and may remain in Turkish waters for up to two years maintenance or for wintering. There are certain ports licensed by the Ministry of Tourist the storage of yachts for a period of two to five years. For further information and regulations contact the marina concerned.

    Upon arriving in Turkish waters, yachts should immediately go for control of the ship to the nearest port of entry which are as follows: Iskenderun, Botas (Adana), Mersin, Tasucu, Anamur, Alanya, Antalya, Kemer, Finike, Kas, Fethiye, Marmaris, Datça, Bodrum, Güllük Didim, Kusadasi, Çesme, Izmir, Dikili, Ayvalik, Akçay, Çanakkale, Bandirma, Tekirdag, Istanbul, Zonguldak, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.

    Port Formalities
    All the required information concerning the yacht, yachtsmen, members, intended route, passports, customs declarations, health clearance, and any obligatory matters must be entered in the Transit Log.

    The Transit Log is to be completed by the captain of a yacht under a foreign flag or amateur sailor acting as captain of the vessel.
    The Transit Log is completed upon first entering a Turkish port and, generally, it is necessary to contact the Harbor Authority before leaving. For information on tax-free fuel, contact the Marina Harbor Office.

    Note
    If you have a certificate from the Tourism Ministry Yacht Harbor, you may take petrol at no charge, provided you possess an official marina license.

  • Formalities for Private Plane Owners

    General
    When coming to Turkey, international air routes should be followed. Private planes may stay for up to three months in Turkey with tourist status, but for longer periods permission should be obtained from;
    The General Directorate of Customs (Gümrükler Genel Müdürlügü), Ulus Ankara

    Phone:
    +90 312 310 3880, 310 3818, Fax: +90 312 311 1346
    The airports of Ankara, Adana, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Trabzon and Dalaman have ties for private planes. It is also possible to hire planes and helicopters in Turkey.

    For further information, apply to:
    The Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport (Ulastirma Bakanligi, Havacilik Gen. Müd.). Bosna-Hersek Cad., No: 5 – 06338 – Emek, Ankara.

    Phone:
    +90 312 212 6730, Fax: +90 312 2124684, TIx : 44659 Ga-tr.

    Underwater Diving
    Diving for purposes of sport, with proper equipment and in non-restricted areas, is permitted. Foreign divers should have official documentation of their specifics and training and must be accompanied, when diving, by a licensed Turkish guide.

    The limit for diving with diving gear is 30 meters. For educational purposes, this limit is extended to 42 meters. Dives exceeding 30 meters must be carried out with proper diving and medical equipment. In order to protect Turkish archaeological and cultural values. It is strictly forbidden to transport Turkish antiquities or natural specimens.

  • Postal System

    Turkish post-offices are easily recognized by their black PTT letters on a yellow background. Major post offices are open from 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m., Monday/Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m., Sunday. Small post-offices have the same hours as the government offices.

    Postal charges vary for different services depending on destination. Post restante letters should be addressed “postrestant” to the central post-office Merkez Postanesi, in the town of your choice. You have to show your identification card to collect your letters.

    All PTT branches have the facilities to exchange money at the current international exchange rates, as well as international postal orders and travelers’ cheques. There is also an express postal service (APS) operating to 90 countries for letters , documents and small packages. A wide variety of special stamps are available in all PTT centers for philatelists.

    To phone from PTT telephone booths, which are extensively found in all areas; telephone cards , and tokens (“;jeton”) in three sizes are used. Local, inter-city and international calls can be made from all PTT offices. Besides these main offices there are also mobile PTT services in the touristic areas. For the area codes of major cities and touristic areas in Turkey, please see the “Area Codes” list. Foreign countries area codes are indicated in the International Telephone Codes list.

    Some important service numbers are;
    - 155 Police
    - 112 Emergency
    - 110 Fire
    - 118 Unknown Numbers
    - 161 PTT Information.

  • Working Hours

    Government Offices
    Monday-Friday (8:30-12:30), (13:30-17:30)
    Saturday-Sunday (closed)

    Banks
    Monday-Friday (8:30-12-00), (13:30-17:00)
    Saturday-Sunday (closed)

    Shops
    Monday-Saturday (9:30-13:00), (14:00-19:00)
    Sunday (closed)

    Istanbul Covered Market:
    Monday-Saturday (8:00-19:00)
    Sunday (closed)

    During summer months, the government offices and many other establishments in the Aegean and Mediterranean Regions are closed in the afternoon. These fixed summer hours are determined by the governing bodies of the provinces.

  • Other Practical Information

    Local time: GMT+3 hours (April-September) GMT+2 hours (October-March)

    Time Differences:
    Argentina -5, France -1, Netherlands -1, Australia +8, Germany -1, Saudi Arabia+1, Austria -1, Greece 0, Sweden -1, Egypt 0, Italy -1, Switzerland -1, England -2, Japan +7, Spain -1, USA -7 (EST) -10 (WEST)

    *These time differences are for the period October-March; however, they may show variances according to each country’s own time-saving adjustments.

    Petrol: Super (premium) – Unleaded (at some places). Normal (regular) – Diesel.

    Electricity: 220 volts AC/50 Hz. all over Turkey. (Industrial:380 V) Plug: European round/ 2-prong plug.

    Water: Although tap water is safe to drink since it is chlorinated, it is recommended to get advice from the conceded authorities of the places resided.

    Weights and Measures:
    1 inch = 2.54 centimeters , 1 centimeter = 0.3937 inches
    1 yard = 0,9144 meters, 1 meter = 1.0936 yards
    1 mile = 1,6093 kilometers, 1 kilometer = 0.6214 miles
    1 pound = 0,4536 kilograms, 1 kilogram = 2.2046 pounds
    Area: 1 acres = 0,4047 Hectares, 1 hectare = 2.471 acres

    Capacity:
    1 UK gallon = 4.546 liters, 1 liter = 0.2199 UK gallons
    1 US gallon = 3.7831 liters, 1 liter = 0.2643 US gallons

    Newspapers and Magazines:
    Foreign newspapers and magazines are available in big cities and tourist areas. Also there is a Turkish daily newspaper, Daily News, published in English.

    Tipping:
    At various establishments like hotels, restaurants, Turkish baths, barbers and hairdressers, tipping at a rate of 5%-15% of the total is common. Taxi and “dolmus” drivers on the other hand, do not expect tips or even rounded fares.

    Visiting a mosque:
    Five times a day, the “müezzin” calls the faithful to prayer in the mosque. Before entering a mosque, Muslims wash themselves and remove their shoes. Foreign visitors should also remove their shoes and show the respect they would any other house of worship and avoid visiting the mosque during prayer time. Women should cover their heads and arms, and not wear miniskirts. Men should not wear shorts. (In certain famous mosques, overalls are provided for those not suitably dressed.)

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