some things you should know  

Visas - visitors to Turkey are required to purchase entry visas via the Turkish Government website prior to travel


Currently the cost of the e-visa is $20 and the process is very straightforward


Some Turkish words and phrases ;

Hello                                                                  Merhaba

Good morning                                                 Günaydın

Good evening                                                   Iyi akşamlar!

Please                                                                Lütfen

Thanks                                                              Teşekkürler

How are you?                                                   Nasılsınız?

I'm fine                                                              Iyiyim

Bye                                                                     Hoşça kal

How much is this?                                           How much is this? 


Eating and drinking




                                                               Meze - a selection of starters often for sharing but                                                         also individually. May include stuffed vine leaves,                                                   mint and yoghurt dip, courgette fritters, deep fried                                                       cheese pastries, baked stuffed aubergines, broad                                                     bean pate and a selection of salads





Kebabs – most famous of all Turkish food - comes in different forms and may be served as kofte which are meatballs, chunks of meat grilled on a skewer or finely sliced doner kebap


Baclava - layers of filo pastry interlea ved with nuts and drenched in honey


Helva - served either slightly warm or cold - made from se same seeds and flavoured with pistachios or chocolate




A drink in Kalkan always comes with a spectacular view when taken in the town. There are a number of wine bars, cocktail bars and more traditional pubs.




Turkey is wine producing country – one of the most famous is Pamukkale,

which is exported all over the world, but all the most popular grapes are

produced, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay Kavaklidere wine is

produced from wine from the Anatolia region, and is exported to Europe,

Middle East and United States Most wines are available in supermarkets

and restaurants




Most famous beer in Turkey is Efes, which                                         is clean, refreshing and very easy to drink on warm sunny                                                days or evenings There are also many choices of other                                                  Turkish, European and American beers available






Pide - flatbread similar to pizza with various toppings. Lahmacunh is a classic version

with a meat topping