Travelling To Marmaris Next Summer? Things to Keep in Mind.

Turkey has been one of the most popular summer holiday destinations for British tourists over the past few years, and statistics (so far) show that 2014 will be no different. There is much that this vast and varied country has to offer visitors, although most people are interested in the beaches, turquoise waters and sumptuous weather.

So if you are planning a trip to one of Turkey’s biggest resorts – Marmaris – next year, here are a few things that you should keep in mind:

Key information
Flight time – approximately four hours from London Gatwick
Timezone – GMT +2 (when it is midnight in the UK it will be 2am in Marmaris)
Language spoken – Turkish, with English spoken in popular resorts
Currency – New Turkish Lira, available from any Bureau de Change
Transfer time – around 105 minutes from Dalaman Airport.

Temperature expectations
Marmaris is very hot during the summer; it isn’t usual to see daily temperatures of 35 degrees celsius during July and August. If you do prefer slightly cooler temperatures, it is worthwhile remembering that those in the spring months will be in the low to mid-twenties, and that autumn will be in the late twenties to early thirties. Even the winter features temperatures in the mid-teens!

Travel requirements
As a British citizen, you will need a valid passport to travel to Turkey. It is likely that your airline will ask you to fill out API details ahead of your flight, which is advanced passenger information. You will need to provide your passport information at this stage, as well as bringing it with you when you travel. Make sure to bring some Sterling with you when you travel as each person entering Turkey must pay £10 for a visa; you don’t need to do this ahead of time though.

Health and safety in resort
Despite many hotels and restaurants having English speaking staff, it is usually not their first language. That is why you must use your own initiative and thinking when in your resort. For example, those with allergies and intolerance to food should carefully choose what they will eat, although it is a good idea for every tourist to do this. Unfortunately there are some visitors to Marmaris who end up making a holiday accident claim due to eating poorly cooked or prepared food, so just be aware of the risks. Comprehensive travel and medical insurance should always be purchased before travelling in case you require any treatment whilst you are away.

In the resort, other risks and hazards to be aware of include debris on the beach, tide times and slippery surfaces – especially around the swimming pool. Always keep an eye out on your belongings, no matter how valuable, as things can be moved or stolen in a matter of seconds. Finally, you should always lock your hotel or apartment carefully, and if needed, always use the safe provided in the room.

Beautiful Marmis

Beautiful Marmis

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

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