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
|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|
|Ramadan Festival||17-18-19 July||5-6-7 July|
|Feast of Sacrifice||24-25-26-27 September||12-13-14-15 September|
There is a central yellow cab rank in Gulluk where friendly drivers with 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.
A variety of buses operate from the terminus in Gulluk. 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:
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.
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