Turkey sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and as such has a turbulent, but interesting, history. The city of Istanbul marks the official border between the two continents, and is a modern city that is also home to the Hagia Sophia, a 6th-century cathedral. Cappadocia is another popular destination in Turkey, famous for hot air balloons and a distinctive landscape of sandstone spires.
QUICK TURKEY FACTS
Currency: Turkish lira can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Turkey, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: The official language of Turkey is Turkish.
Health: There are a number of major health concerns in Turkey for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is not generally safe to drink, its recommended to only drink bottled water.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Turkey.
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