Tips for Low Cost Holidays in Turkey

Turkey is a renowned destination with rich historical background and diversified culture that usually attracts visitors. From all over diffe...

Turkey is a renowned destination with rich historical background and diversified culture that usually attracts visitors. From all over different continents. Turkey has a huge land mass totaling to 700, 00 square kilometers making Turkey an ideal.



Destination to the repeat visitors to explore every part of the country. Turks are very friendly and welcoming to visitors in their country, luring them to exotic destinations that overwhelms them by the unique ambiance.



Outlined below are some tips to enjoy a stress-free vacation, even if you are low on funds as well as tips on social and cultural norms practiced by the Turks.


1. Money Exchange

In order to locate great exchange rates, you have to avoid exchanging all your money at the airport or your Home country, the trick is to exchange a few pounds that you will use for the first few days. Then exchange the rest of the Money locally. The rates are better locally and mostly exchange at the nearest bank or jewelers shops also you can exchange at the post office.

2. Accommodation

Choosing an accommodation during the low seasons is an ideal way to save a lot of money. Because during the high season months such as July, August and September the prices of accommodation can double or triple. Traveling at the low seasons is ideal and also check for package deals in your home country and book hotels before
you leave it's cheaper as compared to booking when you arrive.


Another factor to consider is your destination. The Mediterranean coasts and Istanbul have cheaply priced hotels because of the large number of visitors.

3. Giving Tips and Eating out

Eating out in Turkey can either be an affordable experience or expensive. In the coastal areas, hotels situated at the Beachfront are expensive as seen in the prices of alcoholic drinks and food. Restaurants situated away from beach fronts such as foreign or traditional Turkish restaurants are cheap, and you can save a lot of Turkish Lira.

Another thing to consider is never to dine at a restaurant that does not display prices of services or food on the menu. If you are satisfied and jovial with the services, you can tip 10% of the bill and if you have requested for drinks. And travelers are asked to use bottled water as opposed to tap water because it might be contaminated

4. Dress codes and Bargaining

The coastal areas do not have strict rules on dressing codes, and you can see women clad in bikinis and shorts laying on the beaches. However, the east part of Turkey is more conservative and reserved. Women should wear long skirts and should not expose their cleavage. Men also should discard their shorts and wear trousers.


It is a Turkish culture for people to bargain for goods and products that don't have fixed prices. Thus, bargaining can help not to waste a lot of money if you just do it right.



The Turkey e-visas is an important document, and you can get it on the website as it is a requirement by the Turkish government to visitors.

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