Travel

Visa Requirements

An e-Visa is a document that allows the bearer to legally enter Turkey. As from 1 January 2015 passports should have at least 60 days validity from the date of expiry of a traveller’s visa, visa exemption period or residency permit to be able to enter the country. Applicants can obtain an e-visa from www.evisa.gov.tr (official government website) Once the applicants details have been entered online and payment made (by credit card) the e-visa will be sent to the registered email address. Prices are approx. 12GBP or 20USD Applicants need to print out their e-Visa and show it to immigration officials when entering Turkey. This visa is valid for a total of 90 days within a 180 day period. Therefore you can make multiple visits providing your total stay within 180 days does not exceed 90 days. The authorities count the day you enter and the day you leave within that limit. Please note: Turkish authorities can deny entrance of a holder of e-Visa to Turkey in certain cases. Holders of visas issued by Turkish embassies or consulates are subject to the same procedure too, thus can be denied entrance. e-Visa is granted only for tourism and trade purposes. Application for other types of visa (work visa, student visa etc.) are required to be submitted through Turkish Embassies or Consulates. There are a number of unofficial websites offering ‘e-visa’ stickers, however, these are not official and not endorsed by the Turkish government. It is advisable that you do not use these websites.

National Holidays 2015/16

Public Holidays 2015 2016    
New Year’s Day 1 January 1 January    
Children’s Day 23 April 23 April    
Labour Day 1 May 1 May    
Youth & Sports Day 19 May 19 May    
Victory Day 30 August 30 August    
Republic Day 29 October 29 October    

 

Religious Festivals 2015 2016    
Ramadan Festival 17-18-19 July 5-6-7 July    
Feast of Sacrifice 24-25-26-27 September 12-13-14-15 September  

Taxis

  There is a central yellow cab rank in Gulluk where friendly drivers withtaxi image clean vehicles are only too happy to take you to your destination. It is possible to agree a fare before the journey commences. As in any country, after midnight and the early hours of the morning could see you paying double.

Minibus/Dolmus  

A variety of buses operate from the terminus in minibusGulluk. Basically every hour there is a bus to Milas or Bodrum which stops regularly along its route when hailed. It is advisable to obtain details of times from the terminus offices prior to a journey or consult their website:

www.gullukminibus.com

 

Flights

 
Many tour operators and airlines provide services to Bodrum-Milas Airport (only 10 minutes from Gulluk)
A selection of useful websites are listed below:
 
www.monarch.co.uk

General Information

 
Time: GMT + 2
 
Emergencies
 
Police: 155 Fire: 110 Ambulance: 112
 
 
Shop Opening Hours
 
Generally shops are open from as early as 8.00am until late.
Gulluk Market Day is Thursday
Milas Market Day is Tuesday
 
 
Electricity
 
The power supply in Turkey is 220volts and UK products can be used by utilising an adaptor.
 
 
Useful Telephone Numbers
 
UK 00 44 France 00 33
Ireland 00 353 Netherlands 00 31
USA/Canada 00 1 Germany 00 49
Greece 00 30 Austria 00 43
Spain 00 34
 
Directory Enquiries 118
Operator Assisted Calls 131
International Operator Assisted 115

The under mentioned site is a mine of information for travelers, residents and those contemplating residency.

yellali

www.yellali.com

Touring

From Gulluk you can basically travel to most parts of Turkey by utilising the national network of coach operators. Besides getting the dolmus to Milas or Bodrum where you can get other connecting dolmus services, you can purchase and reserve seats on coaches going to Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir etc., from the kiosks in the dolmus terminus.

Health Centrehealth centre                                         health centre

For your medical needs there is a doctor at the health centre (this is not the
NHS service so expect to pay) and there are two pharmacies within the village centre.

For Up To Date News in Turkey

www.turkishdailynews.com

www.turkey-news.com

www.turkishpress.com

www.bbc.co.uk

www.cnn.com

Useful Reading
Gulluk
A guide book available locally in Gulluk
The Turks Today by Andrew Mango
‘Authoritive and illuminating’ Norman Stone, Sunday Times
‘Excellent…A comprehensive guide to how the complex and confusing Turkish political clock has been put together’ Financial Times
A Handbook for Living in Turkey by Pat Yale
A wealth of practical information about living in Turkey
Eat Smart in Turkey by Joan Peterson
Eat and drink like a local. Get to the very heart of a culture through the cuisine
Turkey (Eyewitness Travel Guide) by Suzanne Swan
New revised edition May 2014
Let’s Go Travel Guide Turkey
‘Value-packed, unbeatable, accurate, and comprehensive’ Los Angeles Times

Yoghurt

 
The Turks introduced us to ‘yoghurt’
 
If you get the chance, do try fresh natural yoghurt from the market.

Ayran

 
A refreshing drink made with yoghurt and water. This drink tastes slightly salty but is particularly good for you in hot weather.

Raki

 
This is the national alcoholic drink distilled from raisons and then redistilled with aniseed. Generally diluted with water, measure for measure, (which turns it cloudy) it is a well received partner to a Turkish meal or a social drink with friends.

Cay

 
A very special custom is for friends, shopkeepers, traders & business people to offer you a ‘cay’. This is tea served in a tulip shaped glass, without milk, but a couple of lumps of sugar on the side and a small spoon to stir. Herbal varieties are also available.