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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. Its capital city is Ankara.

Its official currency is the Turkish Lira and its official language is Turkish.

Why Turkey

Amazing food, beautiful beaches, excellent museums, great food shopping, crystal clear waters, tall mountains, the ruins of ancient empires small idyllic villages, huge cosmopolitan cities – there are so many reasons why you should visit Turkey.

Tour & Places

Basilica Cisterns
Tall mountains
Lahmacun & Kebap Food

Typical Costs When Travelling

Accommodation – Five-star resorts in Antalya, for example, can cost anywhere from 130 Euros per night and up, but you can also choose to stay somewhere less fancy and spend your time exploring the area rather than staying in your room. Hostels typically cost between 10 and 20 Euros per night, but a 4-star hotel costs between 50 and 70 Euros per night.

Food – While meal prices in Turkey vary, the average cost of food in Turkey is TRY135 (7 dollars) per day. Based on previous travelers’ spending habits, an average meal in Turkey should cost around TRY54 per person when dining out. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner prices. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Turkey is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


You can get cheap flights if you skip the high summer months, and even then, if you utilize sites like Skyscanner and try using indirect flights or arriving and departing from other airports, you can occasionally score a deal.

Again, the cost of flying is growing, but in general, return flights from a European city such as London, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, and so on to Dalaman on Turkey’s south coast can be found for around 350 Euros, including luggage. Remember that this is an estimate based on the airline – inexpensive airlines are the way to go!

It is fairly simple to navigate around once you are at your destination. Some minibuses operate around resorts and cities, providing inexpensive transportation. A dolmus (minibus) from Icmeler to Marmaris (south coast resorts), for example, costs only 10 lira – less than 1 Euro!

Now that you know how to save money, you’ll need a few broad figures to help you plan your vacation before you travel. Remember that the cost of living is rising globally following the pandemic, so the figures you see here may not be correct. They are, however, “rough estimates” that should help you evaluate how much money you will need for your vacation.

Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)

Money Saving Tips

Turkey is one of the hottest countries to visit in southeastern Europe right now. That’s hardly surprising when you think about the fantastic summer weather, the wealth of history and culture to experience and see, and the beaches that glisten in the sun.

Whether you’re thinking about heading to the south coast and hitting the beach, looking for some cosmopolitan city time in Izmir, or considering immersing yourself in culture in Istanbul, Ankara, Trabzon, Adana, or Bursa, there is plenty to see and do in Turkey. However, nothing comes for free.

However, the great news is that you can save a large amount of cash in Turkey by being smart with your money and knowing the hacks to keep your hard-earned Lira in your pocket.

Be Savvy When Choosing Accommodation Avoid all-inclusive resorts on the south coast and instead opt for a self-catering apartment. Yes, staying at a resort saves money on food and drink, but trust me when I say that all-inclusive food in Turkey is never delicious, and you'll end up eating at a top restaurant nearby anyhow.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Hostels If you're planning to stay in a city, consider staying in a hostel rather than a hotel. There are numerous high-quality hostels in Istanbul, many of them are located in Taksim, Fatih, or Sultanahmet. Many hotels also provide private rooms.
Exchange your money in Turkey Never exchange money before arriving in Turkey, as you will always obtain a better rate. Also, avoid changing money at the airport because their rates are usually lower than those at your resort or in the city where you're vacationing.
Get An Istanbul Museum Pass Assume you wish to visit various places in Istanbul. In such scenario, you can get a museum card, which allows you discounted entrance to key attractions as well as cheaper public transportation.

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What can I expect from Turkey?

Turkey is known for a unique blend of oriental and European characteristics, ranging from traditionalTurkish tea to the grandiose Hagia Sophia. It is also well-known for its carpets, hammams, and bazaars, as well as attractions such as Istanbul and Cappadocia and sweet treats such as Turkish delights and baklava.

With its large landmass and unique geography, this Land of the Crescent Moon is dotted with fascinating details you won’t find anywhere else.


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