Turkey

Istanbul activities and tours

Istanbul activities and tours

Istanbul activities and tours Architecture: a city in flux Istanbul's population is estimated at around 15 million, compared with just 1 million in 1960. Istanbul is a booming city. The crowd is everywhere, all the time, sometimes "overwhelming" as in the […]

Where to eat Istanbul

Where to eat Istanbul

Where to eat Istanbul Where to eat ? Here is a quick recap of the different kinds of establishments you will come across. Some restaurants and bars serve alcohol, others don't. Generally, establishments near mosques do not serve alcoholic beverages. - Meyhane: […]

Practical information and useful contacts Istanbul

Practical information and useful contacts Istanbul

Practical information and useful contacts Istanbul Tourist information Tourist offices: - AT87-54. In a small pavilion on the edge of the racecourse. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 22 p.m.Rather competent. - At58-88. Every day from 9 a.m. to 20 p.m. - […]

Activities, sports and leisure Turkey

Activities, sports and leisure Turkey

Activities, sports and leisure Turkey Pleasure boats The Turkish coast is exceptional for boating, especially between Kuşadası and Antalya. The relief is tormented, rich in a multitude of coves and sheltered bays, wild and peaceful islets, and turquoise […]

Traditions and customs Turkey

Traditions and customs Turkey

Traditions and customs Turkey religions Modern Turkey is much less cosmopolitan than the Ottoman Empire was. It is also much smaller. Today, just over 90% of the population is Muslim, with a large majority of Sunnis. Alevi and other heterodox branches are […]

Geography and landscapes Turkey

Geography and landscapes Turkey

Geography and landscapes Turkey Turkey is one of the only countries in the world straddling 2 continents. Eastern Thrace is the part of Europetaurus, of which the biblical Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey (5 m). 4 seas bathe Turkey: The black Sea, to […]

Practical life on site Turkey

Practical life on site Turkey

Practical life on site Turkey Time difference Turkey is 1 hour ahead of France in summer, and 2 hours in winter. When it is 12 p.m. in France, it is 13 p.m. in Turkey in summer, 14 p.m. in winter. The time is the same throughout Turkish territory. Electricity These […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Istanbul

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Istanbul

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Istanbul NEVER DRINK WATER FROM THE TAP. The installations are very old, and there is infiltration in many pipes. Stock up on bottled water before heading back to your hotel (cheaper at kiosks). Those who are sensitive […]

Transport and travel Turkey

Transport and travel Turkey

Transport and travel Turkey bus The bus is a widely used means of transport in Turkey. So, for long distance journeys, it is better to book your ticket as soon as possible. The service is provided throughout the country by private companies and is relatively […]

The best hotels and accommodations Istanbul

The best hotels and accommodations Istanbul

The best hotels and accommodations Istanbul Accommodation in Istanbul Youth hostels - Bunk Hostel: A large youth hostel (170 beds) in an old house completely revamped with a modern feel: brick walls painted white, indirect lighting, lacquered colors, sandblasted […]

Recommended itineraries Istanbul

Recommended itineraries Istanbul

Recommended itineraries Istanbul Not seeing everything, it is prolonged 4 days, during a bridge) or 1 week or more. 2 days in Istanbul We will limit ourselves to the European part of Istanbul. On the 1st day, head for Topkapı palace, then visit the basilica […]

Climate and weather Turkey

Climate and weather Turkey

Climate and weather Turkey In Turkey, it is hot in summer. On the other hand, Istanbul's climate is not necessarily the same as that of Naples at the same latitude. The Bosphorus, the Black Sea, the Sea of ​​Marmara create a microclimate that defies […]

Food, food and drink Turkey

Food, food and drink Turkey

Food, food and drink Turkey Kitchen Originally nomads, the Turks had to adapt their recipes to circumstances and places. Their cuisine was influenced, between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, by those of the countries conquered by the Ottoman Empire (the […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Turkey

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Turkey

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Turkey NEVER DRINK WATER FROM THE TAP. Stock up on bottled water before heading back to your hotel (cheaper at kiosks). Those who are sensitive to daylight will take an airplane mask because the majority of establishments […]

Istanbul getaway

Istanbul getaway

Romantic getaway for two, shopping spree, cultural trip, nights at the Bosphorus… Istanbul is suitable for all kinds of short stays. Winter and summer alike, but […]

Recommended routes Turkey

Recommended routes Turkey

Recommended routes Turkey A week in Turkey Istanbul, a must! Then there are 3 variants. To get around, it is better to take the plane. Istanbul (3 days) Devote 2 days to old Istanbul (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace). On the 3rd day, plan a […]

History and key dates Istanbul

History and key dates Istanbul

History and key dates Istanbul Once upon a time byzantium The foundation of the city is lost in the leC. than Byzas, at the head of a troop of sailors from Megara (Greece), settled on the point now occupied by the Topkapı seraglio. This arid promontory […]

Culture Turkey

Culture Turkey

Culture Turkey Whirling Dervishes (Mevlevi) The whirling dervishes are Muslim clerics. Their name originates from the Persian word darwich which means "DïRümï (nicknamed Mevlana," our master ") in the 2th century, the Sufi order of mevlevi, commonly […]

Identity card Turkey

Identity card Turkey

Identity card Turkey - Population:  Area: 780 576 km² Capital city : Ankara. - Languages: Turkish (official language), Kurdish, as well as minority languages Change : Turkish lira (Tü Ré Head of É Index of human development : 0,767 (77th in the […]

Health and Safety Turkey

Health and Safety Turkey

Health and Safety Turkey Health Recommendations Few major health risks. Public hospitals often lack funds, but there are many very modern private clinics, especially in large towns and tourist towns. There is a relatively high risk ofbeech in luxury hotels […]

Themed routes Turkey

Themed routes Turkey

Themed routes Turkey Architecture Istanbul, always and again! See also the thematic itineraries in Istanbul. Safranbolu The rock churches of Cappadocia Divriği Mosque Ancient theaters, especially those of Aspendos and Arycanda Historical and archaeological […]

Istanbul transport and travel

Istanbul transport and travel

Istanbul transport and travel Istanbulkart If you plan to make many trips during your stay, it is in your best interest to buy this magnetic card. It costs 6 TL and can be found in newsstands and some stores like grocery stores. It can also be bought at […]

Konya Whirling Dervish Festival

Konya Whirling Dervish Festival

On December 17, Konya pays homage to Celaleddin Rumi (known as "Melvana"), the founder of the religious brotherhood of whirling dervishes, whose 800th anniversary […]

Money and budget Turkey

Money and budget Turkey

Money and budget Turkey Money, banks, exchange Currency The currency is the turkish lira (Türk Lirası, TL). The hundredth of the pound is called the kuruş (100 kuruş = 1 TL). Banks and exchange The euros in hope to change the minimum on arrival. If […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Turkey

Entry formalities and useful contacts Turkey

Entry formalities and useful contacts Turkey Entry formalities - French, Swiss and Luxembourg nationals are exempt from visa for a tourist stay not exceeding 90 days, over a period of 180 days, from the day of entry into Turkey. The stay can be continuous […]

Istanbul themed routes

Istanbul themed routes

Istanbul themed routes Architecture Istanbul is a monument in itself! Many Byzantine churches, Ottoman mosques or palaces deserve to be admired, scrutinized. A special mention for the Şakirin mosque, with contemporary lines, in Üsküdar. Contemplation […]

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