Independently to Turkey
The most popular beach destination, vibrant and picturesque cities that look like oriental bazaars, and the land of ancient civilizations that left their noticeable mark in the form of ancient architectural masterpieces - all this is Turkey. It is easy and simple to organize any vacation here - educational, active, beach and even ski, and therefore tens of thousands of Russian travelers annually go to Turkey using tourist vouchers or on their own..
If the plans of a Russian tourist include no more than a 60-day stay in Turkey, he does not need a visa. The main condition of entry is a valid passport, which will not expire in the next four months after the trip.
Air transportation in the direction of the Turkish coast is perfect. There are charters to the resort Antalya, regular flights to Istanbul, and all kinds of options for flights to Ankara, Bursa and Erzurum. The latter becomes especially popular in winter when the Turkish ski resort Palandaken opens..
Finance and romances
The local currency is Turkish lira, which can be obtained at an exchange office or branch of any bank by selling dollars or euros. At the airport and hotels, the rate is the most unprofitable, and therefore you should not rush to exchange large amounts immediately upon arrival.
Any traveler who went to Turkey on their own is concerned about the issue of food prices. In an inexpensive cafe in Istanbul, Antalya or Bodrum, you can have a full lunch for 15 liras, and have a quick snack for 5-7 liras. In a restaurant, a more expensive meat dish will cost 12-15 liras, a salad can be bought for 8, and for a bottle of beer you will have to pay from 3 to 4 liras.
- Even if you fly with Turkish Airlines through Istanbul to another country, you can choose the connection option that allows you to stay in the city for the night or even for a day. In this case, at the expense of the airline, you can get a hotel room for an overnight stay and a free sightseeing tour of the city.
- Public intercity transport in the country is represented by comfortable buses and "dolmush" - analogs of domestic fixed-route taxis. The easiest way to cover long distances is by plane. Domestic tariffs of local airlines are quite democratic.
- Do not forget to pay attention to the "Tax free" mark on shops and outlets in Turkey. In this case, by asking the seller to correctly draw up a cashier's receipt, you can be guaranteed to get back the paid VAT when leaving the country..