Useful links for visiting Turkey

Turkey lies on two continents: almost the entire country stretches in Asia, and about 3% of its territory is in Europe. It has four seas, more than 400 beaches, historic Istanbul, Yalova thermal springs, cave monasteries of Byzantine Cappadocia, incredible cuisine, and great shopping. Therefore Turkey is so popular with tourists.

Its symbols are the grey wolf, the redwing, the tulip, the Turkey oak. The country has even 18 World Heritage Sites. Its capital is Ankara, the largest city – Istanbul, nicknamed The City On Seven Hills. Other major cities: Izmir, Bursa, Antalya.

The majority of the country's population is Muslim. However, in Turkey, religion is legally separated from the state, and everyone has the right to freedom of belief.

Turkey is a European country, an Asian country, a Middle Eastern country, Balkan country, Caucasian country, neighbor to Africa, Black Sea country, Caspian Sea, all these. – Ahmet Davutoğlu, a Turkish academic and politician.

If you plan to travel to Turkey, below is a list of useful links to help you organize a unique vacation in the Land Of Four Seasons. İyi yolculuklar!

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Turkey Visa

mfa.gov.tr – Turkish visa information for foreigners

Traveler's Health

visasturkey.com – necessary and recommended vaccinations to travel to Turkey

Transportation 

Taksim-Tünel Nostalgia Tramway in Istanbul


airhelp.com
 – compensation for flight delay or cancellation

autoeurope.com – a leading online platform that provides car rental services in Turkey at the most competitive prices

bikesbooking.com – top 5 best bicycle rentals in Istanbul

busbud.com – find cheap bus tickets in Turkey

cheapoair.com – find cheap flights to Turkey

economybookings.com – a platform that provides a wide choice of vehicles of all classes and helps to find the perfect car for your vacation in Turkey

flixbus.com – discover all the Turkish cities you can travel to by bus

gettransfer.com – booking service for transfers and car rentals with a personal driver in Turkey at the best prices

holidaytaxis.com – enjoy your holiday in Turkey sooner by pre-booking your airport and resort transfers  with HolidayTaxis

kiwitaxi.com – book a Kiwitaxi transfer from an airport or city in Turkey

kiwi.com – book cheap flights, trains & buses

omio.com – compare and combine all modes of travel to Istanbul

qeeq.com – get unpaired cheap car rentals in Turkey

raileurope.com – online booking for Rail tickets & Eurail Turkey Pass

trip.com – an international online travel agency providing booking services for flights, hotels, trains, car rentals, airport transfers, tours, and attraction tickets

Accommodation

Balo Sokak Street in Istanbul at night


agoda.com
 – the best selection of hotels in Turkey to fit your travel budget and preferences

booking.com – an online travel agency connecting travelers with a great selection of incredible places to stay

couchsurfing.com – meet up with locals and travelers, find accommodation in Turkey

hostelworld.com – the definitive guide to Turkey hostels

loveholidays.com – all-inclusive holidays to Turkey

vrbo.com – vacation rentals in Turkey ranging from simple apartments to luxury and unique options

Food & Dining

Kadayif with pistachio  one of the most popular Turkish desserts


eatyourworld.com
 – a guide to regional food and drinks in Turkey founded on the principle that what you eat depends on where you are

eatwith.com – explore immersive food experiences in Turkey

edition.cnn.com – best Turkish foods: 23 delicious dishes

turkeytravelplanner.com – Turkish food, cuisine & drinks

yelp.com – the best 10 restaurants in Turkey

Hello, Istanbul!

The 17th-century Blue Mosque, Instanbul

bigbustours.com – open-top bus sightseeing tours in Istanbul

allaboutturkey.com – all museums in Istanbul

nationalgeographic.com – everything to know about Istanbul

ncl.com – explore 4 Mediterranean cruises from/to Istanbul

viator.com – explore the must-dos and hidden gems on Viator and easily book Istanbul tours, attractions, and experiences you will never forget

wikitravel.org/istanbul – a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable Istanbul travel guide

All Turkey

Hot air balloons flying over the rock formations in Cappadocia


drimsim.com
 – a universal SIM card and app for travelers that helps to save up on mobile services without imposed plans and monthly fees

expedia.co.uk – find everything you need to organize your trip to Turkey in one place

getyourguide.com – book tours, excursions, and other travel activities in Turkey

holiday-weather.com/turkey – weather forecast in Turkey

musement.com – book tickets for attractions, museums, fun activities in Turkey

tiqets.com – explore the most popular things to do in Turkey

tourradar.com – Turkey travel guide by TourRadar

wanderingwiththesun.com – surprising facts about Turkey

wegotrip.com – an online service for booking audio excursions in Turkey created by professional tour guides and local experts

whc.unesco.org/tr – the official UNESCO website where you can find out 18 properties in Turkey listed as Heritage Sites

wikipedia.org/turkey – online free-content encyclopedia, with facts and figures on Turkey geography, history, politics, and economy

wordreference.com – an online translator to understand the meaning and uses of vocabulary



7 comments

  1. We did a few day trips in Turkey on a cruise but have been yearning to re-visit. So this list of useful links for visiting Turkey will help us when we finally get to put Turkey back on the planning board. You have covered a great range of things we might not have thought about. A great reference guide to take with us.

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  2. Those are useful links. I know that before travelling I would definitely access several of these to become familiar with the destination. And, then while there, I would need different ones to make the most of my trip, for example, transportation or food.

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  3. I have heard great things about Turkey and have always wanted to visit. Will definitely be keeping these links handy to familiarize myself with the country! I always find it important to have an idea of culture, accommodations, food, the map, etc before I travel just so I can be prepared!

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  4. I am surprised the tulip is a national symbol for Turkey, I have never associated the two. This is great list of resources, especially the airport shuttle and big bus tours

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  5. Thank you so much for this list of useful links. Sometimes these are the things that are missing when you start planning for a travel. I will bookmark this post so I can reference back when I am planning for Turkey.

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  6. Turkey is on my dream list. I really want to visit this country, especially Istanbul. Therefore, I would like to use the links you provided when planning a trip. Certainly, it greatly facilitates the organization of the trip and visiting Turkey.

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  7. What a great useful links! I heard about tulips in Turkey from my friend, but never heard about the grey wolf. It's cool that the country has part of almost every continent.

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