Before You Go:
Currency: 1 Turkish lira= approx .14 USD
Plugs: Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, and uses round-prong European-style plugs
Time zone: GMT + 3 hours (or +2 during Spring-Autumn Daylights Savings).
When to Visit: May-September marks the high season, with warm temperatures and perfect dry heat.
How many days needed: One week
Nearest airport: Istanbul- New International Airport and Ataturk International Airport
Special paperwork: A Tourist eVisa is required for entry. It costs $20 and you can apply up to 3 months in advance. You can obtain an e-visa here.
Local history: Agriculture, and consequently the first civilizations, first appeared in Turkey 11,000 years ago
Fun fact: Santa Claus is Turkish (he may live in the North Pole now, but St. Nicholas was born in Patara)