A visa can be acquired on arrival for certain countries, while others do not require a visa. It is best to check with your local consulate or travel agent.
Turkey’s currency is the Turkish Lira. Cash in Euros and US dollars and travellers cheques are easy to exchange, although changing other country’s currencies can be difficult. ATMs are available.
Turkish is the dominant language although a number of regional dialects are also spoken. Turkish is distantly related to Finnish and Hungarian. English is widely spoken in the main cities and tourist areas.
Amanruya’s location on the southwestern coast makes for a mostly comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October). Swimming in the ocean is possible from May through October. Istanbul, Bodrum’s gateway, can be cooler with occasional snow falls in winter, although warm to hot summers prevail.
A doctor can be arranged 24 hours a day in the case of emergencies. Bodrum is a major tourist destination and has private hospitals and medical clinics. No vaccinations are required for travel in Turkey, although it is advisable to check with your doctor for current information.
Dress code in Turkey tends to be reasonably conservative and guests and travellers are recommended to follow this precedent. Summers tend to be warm to hot and light clothing will be comfortable. During spring and autumn, pullovers will be needed in the evening whilst in winter warmer clothing will be required for mornings and evenings. Walking shoes are recommended for forest walking trails.
Electricity is 220-240 volts/50 hertz
Turkey is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).