Izmir Tourism & Travel Guide

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Akrotiri
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About Izmir

Head back home from Izmir's Adnan Menderes Airport.When to goThe best months to visit Turkey are from March to May and between September and November, when the temperatures are pleasant and skies are clear. These periods are usually perfect for sightseeing, swimming, kiteboarding and other such activities, with the temperature only going as high as 14ºC. The wonderful Sarıgerme Kite Festival, takes place in April every year by the Sarıgerme Beach near Bodrum, and is a vibrant showcase of Turkey's local traditions.Getting aroundThe best and relatively economical way to get around Turkey is via buses, with the ticket costing around ₹142 for a 160 kilometres.By plane: From Istanbul's Atatürk Airport's domestic terminal and local offices of Turkish Airlines, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Atlasjet, flight tickets to major cities such as Ankara can be purchased. Most of these regional airports are connected by a Havaş bus to the city centre (will cost you less than a taxi).By bus: Buses to most cities ply from Turkey's Otogars (bus stations), with a bus departing every 30 minutes. For long distances, most buses are staffed with a couple of assistants who offer free drinks and small snacks, with the buses stopping after every two and a half hours. A ticket for travel up to 100 miles costs around ₹142.By train/metro: The Turkish Republic State Railways (TCDD) operates passenger trains all across the country. Tickets can be purchased online, the departure station, central post-offices and authorised tourist agencies.The M2 Şişhane-Hacıosman metro line is the fastest way to get around Turkey and runs through most of Turkey's cities, from 5am till midnight.T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar tram line runs across most tourist destinations and is ideal for sightseeing purpose.By dolmuş: Turkey's shared taxi, dolmuş (minibus) accommodates up to eight passengers and runs 24 hours a day.By taxi: The Turkish taxi seats five people and the starting fare is ₹22. A trip spanning several kilometres during the day can cost anything up to ₹265. At night, the rates are usually doubled.CostsFlight from New Delhi to Istanbul, Turkey: ₹33,788 (return fare)One-way ticket on local buses: ₹142 for 160 kilometresTaxi starting tariff: ₹22Hotel stay in Istanbul: ₹1,687 to ₹4,390A meal at a small restaurant or a fast-food joint: ₹562

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