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| Updated on Aug 25, 2016

An Aegean Trip

From stunning coastlines to the Eurasian city of Instabul and the natural landmarks of Cotton Castle and Cappadocia, Turkey is a jewel for eager travelers. With a privileged location and a vast territory extension, the country offers itineraries for all kinds of visitors.
Due to the size of the country and the many areas that are worth more than a visit, the best way of exploring turkey is undoubtedly a road trip. However, in order to make the most of your Turkish travelling experience, there are some measures that need to be taken into account.

When planning a road trip through Turkey, choosing the itinerary might be one of the hardest decisions. When choosing a destination, make sure you take into account the length of your stay in the country and the culture you are most eager to experience The route from Izmir to Dalamar is one of the most commonly for tourist as it is home to the Aegean coastline and it provides a great range stunning views, fantastic cities to explore and small sized villages full of charm and tradition.

The best place to rent a car is probably Dalaman airport, as it is fairly priced and it will facilitate to start your trip as soon as you arrive in the country. Fuel is quite expensive in Turkey, so Diesel run cars might be a better option for visitors travelling on a tight budget. In order to travel safely through the country, travellers need to be aware of the driving rules in the country. In most motorways, the speed limit is 120 kph, and open roads are restricted to 90 kph. Fines are strict and unpleasantly slow, so avoid major problems with the local authority by respecting the speed limits. Regarding safety, Turkey is currently considered an unstable country due to the recent threat of terrorism and its proximity to the Syrian conflict. However, the United Kingdom and the US have no warnings for visitors regarding the vast majority of the country although they have advised against all travel to within 10km of the border with Syria and the city of Diyarbakir. Both countries strongly advise against all but essential travel to the areas of Sirnak, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Kilis and Hatay provinces, as well as Siirt, Tunceli and Hakkari. To enter the country as a short-term visitor you must have a valid visa for Turkey that can be purchased online at e-Visa. The fee for a Turkey e-Visa ranges from US$20 prior arrival to US$30 upon arrival. Regarding Turkish visa requirements, your criminal record will be looked at, and you will need to respect the deadlines of your visa. If you are planning to travel to Turkey for any other purpose other than a mere visit or a short business trip, you must obtain a Turkish visa in advance from a Turkish Embassy or Consulate. More information about how to get a Turkish visa and other Turkey related matters can be found at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. More information can be found at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. U.S. citizens can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey at 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone: (202) 612-6700 (Turkish Embassy USA), or the Turkish Consulate Generals in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York.

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