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One Day Trip Efes - Selçuk

One Day Trip Efes - Selçuk

Today we’re in Selçuk, which has witnessed many different periods of history...

A Day Full of History

A Day Full of History

There are many historical buildings that deserve to be seen in the center of İzmir.

Plan Your Trip

Before Coming to İzmir

There are some things we think you should take into consideration when planning your trip to Izmir.

The weather will likely be clear in İzmir during your trip. Because an average of 300 days per year is clear. If you are visiting the city during any time other than winter, there is a very low chance of encountering rain. In other words, you probably won't need those thick clothes when you prepare your luggage!

Turkish Lira, the official currency of the Republic of Turkey, is used in Izmir of course. However, in many large shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants, you can also pay in foreign currency, especially in dollars and euros.

If you live in a country that requires a visa to enter Turkey, do not forget to make your visa application through the Electronic Visa Application System before coming to Izmir.


You can find more detailed information about the climate and vegetation, currency, public holidays and visas from the links below. You can also check our page for frequently asked questions.





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Planning to see İzmir? Check out the information you may need during your trip, such as transportation, accommodation, and other travel advice.


  • Fire Department 110
  • Emergency Aid 112
  • Police Emergency 155
  • Gendarmerie Emergency 156
  • İZSU Water Failure 185
  • Natural Gas Emergency 187
  • Funeral Services 188
  • International Patient Assistance Unit 444 47 28
  • Coast Guard 158
  • Electrical Fault 186
  • Forest Fires 177
  • Municipal Police 153
  • Post Office Information 161
  • Nutrition 174


How to
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İzmir Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
+90 232 483 62 16

Central Tourism Information Office
+90 232 445 73 90

Adnan Menderes Airport Tourism Information
+90 232 274 22 14

Bergama Tourism Information
+90 232 631 28 51

Çeşme Tourism Information
+90 232 712 66 53

Foça Tourism Information
+90 232 812 12 22

Selçuk Tourism Information
+90 232 892 69 45


Official Holidays
January 1 New Year's Eve
April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day
May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day
May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
August 30 Victory Day
October 29 Republic Day 

Religious Holidays
Ramadan Feast: 24-26 May 2020
Sacrifice Feast: July 31-August 3, 2020 


Can I withdraw money from ATMs?

Visitors may withdraw money in Turkish Lira as well as Euro and U.S. Dollar with their debit cards from the ATMs in Turkey. The majority of ATMs offer English language or other language options for the convenience of foreigners.