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You will find answers to your questions  during your holiday in Turkey !

For answers from locals

1. Where  is the capital of Turkey?

 The capital of Turkey is Ankara

2. What is the official language of Turkey?

The official language of Turkey is Turkish

 3. What is the currency of Turkey?

 

 The currency of Turkey is the Turkish lira.

 4. What is the population of Turkey?

  As of 2021, the population of Turkey is approximately 84 million.

5. What is the geography of Turkey like?

 

Turkey is a transcontinental country located in both Europe and Asia. It is bordered by the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and several countries, including Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Iraq. Its landscape is diverse, with coastal regions, mountains, and plateaus.

 6. What is the history of Turkey?

 

Turkey has a rich and varied history that stretches back millennia. It has been home to numerous civilizations and empires, including the Ottoman Empire, which ruled over much of the region for centuries. Today, Turkey is a republic that was founded in 1923 following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

7 What is the culture of Turkey like?

Turkish culture is a blend of many different influences, including the cultures of the various empires that have ruled the region throughout history. Turkish culture is known for its rich culinary traditions, music, dance, art, and literature. It is also known for its strong family and community ties

​8.What are some important cities in Turkey?

 

Some important cities in Turkey include Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, and Adana.

9. What is the economy of Turkey like?

 

Turkey has a diverse and dynamic economy that is driven by a mix of manufacturing, agriculture, and services. It is a major player in the global economy, with strong trade ties to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

 10.What is the climate of Turkey like?

 

 The climate of Turkey varies by region, but generally, it has a Mediterranean climate in the southwest, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In the central and eastern regions, the climate is more continental, with cold winters and hot summers. The Black Sea coast has a temperate climate with high rainfall throughout the year.

   11.What are some popular tourist destinations in Turkey?

 

Some popular tourist destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, the ancient city of Ephesus, the coastal resorts of Bodrum and Antalya, the hot springs of Pamukkale, the ancient city of Cappadocia, and the Mount Ararat National Park.

12. What are some traditional Turkish dishes?

 

Some traditional Turkish dishes include kebabs, börek, döner, pide, lahmacun, and baklava. Turkish cuisine is known for its rich and flavorful dishes.

  13. What are some traditional Turkish arts and crafts?

 

  Traditional Turkish arts and crafts include ceramics, carpets, textiles, leatherwork, and jewelry. Turkish ceramics are known for their intricate designs and vibrant colors, and Turkish carpets are prized for their intricate patterns and high quality. Turkish textiles and leatherwork are also highly regarded, and Turkish jewelry is known for its intricate designs and use of precious stones.

 14. What is the role of religion in Turkish society?

   Religion plays a significant role in Turkish society, and Islam is the dominant religion in the country. However, Turkey is a secular state, and the constitution guarantees freedom of religion. There are also small minorities of Christians and Jews in Turkey, and these communities have generally coexisted peacefully with the majority Muslim population.

15. What is the best time to visit Turkey?

 

The best time to visit Turkey depends on what you want to do and where you want to go. If you want to visit the beaches, the best time is from May to October. If you want to go skiing, the best time is from December to April. If you want to visit historical sites, the best time is from April to November.

16. Are there any cultural customs or traditions that I should be aware of while visiting Turkey?

Yes, there are several cultural customs and traditions that visitors to Turkey should be aware of. For example, it is considered impolite to show the soles of your feet or to point with your finger. It is also customary to remove your shoes when entering someone's home. It is also important to be mindful of local dress codes, especially when visiting religious sites.

17. What is the average temperature in Turkey in June?

The average temperature in Turkey in June varies depending on the region, but generally, it is warm and sunny with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit

18. What is the weather like in Cappadocia in October?

 

The weather in Cappadocia in October is generally mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to mid-60s Fahrenheit (12-20°C). There may be some rain, but it is usually not too heavy.

19.What is Istanbul like?

 

 Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Located on the Bosporus Strait, Istanbul is a city of great diversity, with a rich history that spans more than 2,500 years. The city is home to a number of iconic landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar, and it is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. Istanbul is a major transportation hub and is a popular tourist destination.

​ 20. What is Izmir like?

Izmir is the third-largest city in Turkey and is located on the Aegean coast. Izmir is known for its mild climate, beautiful beaches, and rich history. The city is home to a number of iconic landmarks, including the Agora of Smyrna and the Kadifekale Castle, and it is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. Izmir is an important economic center and is a major transportation hub, with a well-developed network of roads, railways, and ports.

​ 21. What is Bursa like?

Bursa is a city located in the northwest of Turkey and is the fourth-largest city in the country. Bursa is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, and it is home to a number of iconic landmarks, including the Grand Mosque and the Bursa Citadel. The city is also an important economic center, with a thriving manufacturing and tourism sector. Bursa is a popular tourist destination and is known for its thermal baths and skiing resorts.

​ 22. What is Sanliurfa like?

Şanlıurfa is a city located in the southeast of Turkey and is known for its rich history and cultural heritage. The city is home to a number of iconic landmarks, including the Balıklı Göl (Fish Pond) and the Great Mosque, and it is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. Şanlıurfa is an important economic center for southeast of Turkey.

​ 23. What is Gobeklitepe like?

Göbeklitepe is an ancient archeological site located in the southeast of Turkey. The site is believed to be one of the oldest known temples in the world, dating back to the 10th millennium BC. Göbeklitepe is known for its elaborate stone structures and carvings, which provide insight into the early civilizations that inhabited the region. The site is a popular tourist destination and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

​ 24. What is Nemrut like?

Nemrut is an ancient archeological site located in the southeast of Turkey. The site is home to a number of large stone statues and structures that date back to the 1st century BC. Nemrut is known for its impressive views, with the site located on the summit of a mountain that offers panoramic views of the surrounding region. The site is a popular tourist destination and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

​ 25. What is Cappadocia like?

 

Cappadocia is a region located in the central part of Turkey that is known for its unique geological features, including the "fairy chimneys" and underground cities. Cappadocia is a popular tourist destination and is known for its hot air balloon rides, rock-cut churches, and hiking trails. The region is also home to a number of small villages and towns that offer a glimpse into traditional Turkish life.

​ 26. What is Antalya like ?

Antalya is a city located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and is a major tourist destination. The city is known for its beautiful beaches, rich history, and cultural heritage, and it is home to a number of iconic landmarks, including the Hadrian's Gate and the Antalya Museum. Antalya is an important economic center and is a major transportation hub, with a well-developed network of roads, railways, and airports.

​ 27. What is Pamukkale like ?

Pamukkale is a town located in the western part of Turkey and is known for its unique geological features, including the "cotton castle" terraces and the Hierapolis ruins. Pamukkale is a popular tourist destination and is known for its thermal baths and spa facilities. The town is also home to a number of small villages and towns that offer a glimpse into traditional Turkish life.

​ 28. What is the weather like in Istanbul in December?

 

The weather in Istanbul in December is generally cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from the low 40s to low 50s Fahrenheit (5-12°C). It is a good idea to bring warm clothes and a raincoat or umbrella.

​ 29. How can I get from Istanbul  Airport to the city center?

 

 There are several options for getting from Istanbul Istanbul Airport to the city center, including the metro, bus, taxi, and airport shuttle. The metro is the most economical option and takes about 45 minutes to reach the city center. Taxis are also widely available, but it is a good idea to agree on a price with the driver before starting your journey.

​ 30.What is the history of Istanbul?

 

Istanbul has a long and rich history dating back to ancient times. It has served as the capital of several empires, including the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Today, it is a vibrant, modern city that is home to many cultural and historical attractions, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar.

​ 31. Can you recommend a reputable travel agency in Turkey?

Vecto Travel is always ready for you for all travel demands in Turkey

32. What are the top attractions to see in Istanbul?"

Some top attractions in Istanbul include the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. Other popular sights include the Galata Tower, the Dolmabahce Palace, and the Basilica Cistern.

33. Where should I stay in Istanbul?

 

 

There are many options for accommodations in Istanbul, including hotels, hostels, and vacation rentals. Consider factors such as location, budget, and amenities when deciding where to stay. Popular neighborhoods for tourists include Sultanahmet, Galata, and Beyoglu.

34. What is the best time of year to visit Istanbul?"

 

 The best time to visit Istanbul will depend on the specific activities and interests of the tourist. Generally, the most popular time to visit is from April to October, when the weather is warm and sunny. The shoulder seasons of April, May, September, and October tend to have the most pleasant temperatures.

35.What are the best shopping areas in Istanbul?"

 

Istanbul is known for its vibrant markets and shopping districts. Some top shopping areas include the Grand Bazaar, a sprawling market with over 4,000 shops; the trendy neighborhoods of Istiklal Street and Galata; and the modern shopping malls in the city center.

36. What is Cappadocia known for? 

 

 

Cappadocia is known for its unique landscape of fairy chimneys, underground cities, cave dwellings, and hot air balloon rides. It is also known for its rich history and cultural heritage, which dates back to the Hittite era.

37. What are the must-see places in Cappadocia?

Some of the must-see places in Cappadocia include the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Uchisar Castle, the Zelve Open Air Museum, and the Devrent Valley.

38. Are there any activities in Cappadocia that I should do?

Some popular activities in Cappadocia include hot air balloon rides, hiking or trekking, horseback riding, and visiting underground cities or cave dwelllings.

39. Is it possible to visit Cappadocia in one day?

While it is possible to visit some of the main highlights of Cappadocia in one day, it would be more recommended to spend more time to explore more of the area and fully appreciate its beauty.

40. What is the best time to visit Cappadocia ?

The best time to visit Cappadocia depends on what you want to see and do. Spring and autumn are generally considered the best time to visit, as the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller.

41. Is there any public transportation available in Cappadocia?

 

 There are a few options for public transportation in Cappadocia, including buses and minibuses, but it might not cover all the areas. It's also possible to rent a car or bike, and explore the region by yourself.

42. What are the top attractions in Istanbul that visitors cannot miss?

 

 Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise and Traditional Turkish Bath Experience are some of Istanbul's top he attractions that visitors cannot miss.

43. What is Hagia Sophia?

 

 Hagia Sophia is an iconic structure built as a cathedral in the 6th century. It was converted back into mosque in 2020. There is long queue in the entrance of it and you should visit it early in the morning or late in the evening.

44. What can visitors expect at Topkapi Palace?

 Inside Topkapi Palace are numerous buildings, courtyards, gardens, and an impressive collection of treasures and artifacts. Visitors can explore the palace's many rooms.They can find Holy Relics, 86 carat Spoonmaker's Diamond , swords ,thrones and etc.

45. What can visitors find at the Grand Bazaar?

 At the Grand Bazaar you can find everything from spices, textiles, carpets and jewellery, to traditional Turkish souvenirs. One of the largest markets in the world, this historic market offers an authentic shopping experience with over 4000 shops.You can also find local market around of Grand Bazaar.It is the best place to change money for tourists.

46. What can visitors expect from a Bosphorus cruise?

 On a Bosphorus cruise, visitors can expect the most breathtaking views of Istanbul's skyline, with sights of the city's famous landmarks such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, and Galata Tower. During the cruise,it is possible to see million dollars mansions and get fresh air.Everybody who visit the city should have this experience.

47. What can visitors expect from a traditional Turkish bath?

 Visitors can relax and rejuvenate in a traditional Turkish bath (hammam). Also known as 'Turkish baths', these ancient baths are not only for cleansing, but also for socializing and relaxing. Visitors can choose from a variety of options, from historic and luxurious to more modern and simple.Gedik Pasha,Cemberlitas,Haseki Hurrem,Cagaloglu Hammams are famous places to have this experience.

48. Where is Bursa and what is its significance ?

 Bursa is a city in northwestern Turkey and is considered her fourth largest city in the country. It was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and has a rich history and culture. The city is also known for its hot springs, silk production, and traditional Ottoman architecture. You can feel fresh air in summer and you can go to Uludag for winter activities.It is possible to find nice hotels in city centre and in the mountain.

49. Where is Cappadocia and what is its significance ?

 Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey known for its unique geological formations, such as fairy chimneys and cave dwellings. It was also an important center of early Christianity, with many important religious sites located here. It is also a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and historical importance.It is the best place to join hot air balloon tours.Tourists may stay in cave consept hotels.They can enjoy with safari tours,horse riding, quad bike tours and eat local foods.

50. Where is Antalya? What is its significance?

 

Antalya is a coastal city in southwestern Turkey and a major tourist destination. Known for its beaches, ancient Roman ruins, and traditional Ottoman architecture. The city has also been an important trading center throughout history and has a rich cultural heritage.​You can stay in resort hotels or hostels.Olympos mountain,Manavgat,city centre,Alanya,Belek and places like them are enough for a beautiful holiday. 7 days can be shared for Antalya.

51. Where is Gallipoli? What does that mean?

 

Gallipoli is a peninsula in northwestern Turkey and the site of major battles between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies during World War I. The battle, which lasted in 1918, resulted in heavy casualties on both sides and is considered a defining moment in Turkish history.​ Troy is close to Gallipoli.It s better to stay one night to see both of them.But if there is only one day,Gallipoli should be first choice.Çanakkale is name of the city and very peaceful part of Turkey.

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