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Here you can find the answers to "frequently asked questions". Please contact us if you have any questions about your travel and Turkey.


What's the best time for a visit to Turkey?

July / August is the main tourist season. It depends if you like to swimming and sunbathing. But April, May, June and September, October, early November would be better for discovery tours or relaxing.


How do I get to Turkey?

You can reach Turkey via many ways.
By coach, air, sea, rail and road.
Please see our useful information pages for details.


What can we eat in Turkey?
Are there fast-food restaurants in Turkey?

Turkish cuisine is very delicious, although some dishes may surprise visitors because of regional flavors. But they are all worth to taste.
In all regions and cities, there are several fast-food restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King and Arbys.


Will I have problems communicating with the Turks ?

Mostly you would not have communication problems in Turkey. Because especially in holiday resorts people can speak at least a little English, German and French.
Turkish is not a easy language to learn, yet you do not need to learn.


Which language is spoken in Turkey, Is it still Arabic?

Turkish is the main language of Turkish Republic. Turkish is a member of the Altaic language family and the written language is Latin.


Is tap water drinkable?

It is not advised to drink tap water in Turkey.


Do women have to cover their hair with a scarf in Turkey?

No, They do not have to. In Turkey, especially in holiday resorts it is nearly impossible to see women with scarfs.


What are the formalities for private yacht owners in Turkey?

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 he 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 Harbour Authority before leaving. For information on tax-free fuel, contact the Marina Harbour Office.

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

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