Visitor Information

Climate and Clothing

Daytime temperatures in October are in the range of 13-20°C. and evening temperatures are 7-10 °C.

Currency and Exchange

The Turkish currency is Turkish Lira (TL). Foreign money can be exchanged at banks on business days (09.00 - 17.00 Monday-Friday) as well as in hotels, at the airport and in bureaux de change. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Automated bank machines are available at many points throughout the city and at the airport.


The electrical power supply in Turkey is 220 volts. Outlets are standard European.

Restaurants and Turkish Cuisine

There is a wide choice of restaurants in Istanbul offering a broad spectrum ranging from excellent national cuisine to first class international dishes. Traditional Turkish cuisine is famous for its specialties prepared with fresh vegetables. There are numerous quality restaurants as well as fast-food shops in the vicinity of the hotels reserved for this meeting.


One of the most enjoyable parts of a trip to Turkey is shopping for the rich variety of Turkish crafts. Istanbul is a shopping paradise with its Covered Bazaar as well as modern malls. In the Covered Bazaar bargaining over the sale price with shop traders is expected.


Turkey is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) during daylight saving time (summer).


Although service charge is included in most restaurants, leaving a tip at one’s own discretion is appreciated


Electronic Visa Application System

Visitors from nearly all Europen Countries can obtain their visa through Turkey’s efficient e-visa system. is a goverment portal run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

Please click on the link here, and follow the instructions to obtain a visa.


In 3 steps you can get your e-visa.

1. Apply

2. Make Payment

3. Dowload


For more details information you can visit the evisa web page