Before you start your holiday check our useful travel tips. New tips will be added all the time, if you have a specific question remember to search or post on our forum.
Passport and Visa Information
Entry into Turkey requires the purchase of a visa. This visa is currently 10 units of your home currency, for example 10 GBP, 10 EUR, 10 USD etc. Your visa is a multiple entry visa, valid for three months but does not allow employment.
WebLink: Turkish Consulate, Visa Information
WebLink: Turkish Customs
Electricity and Travel Plugs
Turkey uses 220 volts, 50Hz electricity with european style dual round pin plugs as shown.
Please be aware that electricity outages can be common within Kalkan and other parts of Turkey so you should ensure your appliances are turned off or unplugged when not required to prevent surges.
Currency, Money and Finance
Turkeys currency is the Turkish Lira. The current exhange rate can be found on the home page of EnjoyKalkan. For more information on the current notes in circulation please visit the Turkish Central Bank
For a useful translation guide of ATM on screen prompts visit our Talking Turkish section
WebLink: Turkish Central Bank – Bank Notes
Telephones and Mobile Telephones
Mobile telephones are very common in Turkey and operate on the 900Mhz and 1800Mhz GSM frequency. If you wish to bring your mobile telephone into Turkey you should first check that not only does your telephone handset work on this frequency but you have also enabled it for international roaming before you leave home. Using your own mobile telephone in Turkey is usually the least cost effective.
If you wish you could purchase a SIM card from a Turkish mobile telphone operator and use your own telephone. Before you do this you must register your mobile telephone with the Turkish authorities. The most cost effective means of communicating home is via pre paid calling cards or Turk Telecom pay phones.
WebLink: Your mobile in Turkey
WebLink: Turk Telekom
Emergency and Useful Contact Numbers
Whilst everybody hopes they never require the use of emergency services numbers whilst in Turkey, below are some useful contact details that you should familairise yourself with prior to your holiday.
Coastal Security 158
Forest Fire 177
International Operator 115
Directory Enquiries 118
British Embassy in Turkey: 0312 455 3344 (Ankara)
WebLink: The British Embassy in Turkey
WebLink: UK Foreign Office, Turkey