How to book your ferry to Turkey
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More About Turkey
Turkey has a rich history and cultural heritage; its position between the two continents of Europe and Asia has given Turkey the influence of many different cultures throughout history.
As such, Turkey is rich in sites of historical and archaeological interest. Turkey also boasts some splendid beaches to which tourists flock each year.
Turkey Travel Guide
Turkey is full of spectacular coastlines, incredible cuisines and a stunning array of mosques and castles that really make this country so much more original than any other country in the world.
Unique in the fact that this country is half European, half Asian and its culture is a fascinating mix of Eastern and Western tradition that makes this country so popular with overseas visitors. There is an incredible amount to see, do and explore and some of the landscapes have been completely untouched by the recent boom in tourists to this mythical country.
Travel in Turkey
For travelling long distances around Turkey by public transport, there are generally two options available: plane and bus. Surprisingly, the planes tend to be cheaper, quicker and better organised! Buses are pretty well organised and you will often get offered complimentary meals and refreshments on board. It is always worth checking before you travel however to ensure that you don't get deposited somewhere on a ring road outside of your destination town.
Buses are pretty well organised and you will often get offered complimentary meals and refreshments on board.
Trains are to be avoided if possible. Although they are often cheaper than buses, they are much slower. The rail network in Turkey is also very under developed and unhelpfully the network that is present is typically located far away from the places you will be wanting to visit as a tourist. Such, it would seem, is life.
If you are going to be spending more than about a day in Turkey, you could get yourself an AKBİL, which gives you discounts on public transport. This is effectively a little buzzing machine that you buzz when you enter a tram or bus and it spends a little bit of credit to pay for the journey. If you use it again within a certain period of time (about 90 minutes at time of writing), it gives you a cheaper ticket, saving you money.
When driving, bear in mind that the road signs in Turkey differ from those in the United Kingdom. In Turkey, green signs signify a motorway (and therefore normally a toll road) whereas blue signs signify other roads. The drink drive limit is about the same as in the UK and the use of mobile phones whilst driving is illegal.