Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Visas: required. Entry of Polish citizens into Turkey is possible only with a valid passport and visa.
It is not possible to enter Turkey upon showing ID.
A tourist visa is valid for 90 days for a 180 day period (a multiple-entry visa).
To obtain a visa, the passport must meet the following requirements:
- the minimum validity of a passport to obtain an e-Visa or a visa obtained at the airport is 180 days from the date of entry into Turkey
- at least one blank page.
A tourist visa can be obtained:
1) through the ITAKA Travel Agency.
ITAKA offers mediation in obtaining the visa to Turkey.
The fee for the visa and mediation is 99 PLN/person and is lower than the fee that one has to pay if buying the visa at the airport in Turkey.
The visa can be bought in the Customer Zone no later than 4 days before the departure.
The visa will be sent to the email address provided and will also be available in the Customer Zone no earlier than 14 days before the departure date and no later than 4 days before the departure date. Upon receipt of information about the visa it should be downloaded, printed and taken with you to the airport.
Issuance of a visa via Itaka Travel Agency is possible only for the citizens of the Republic of Poland.
If fewer than 4 days remain until departure, applying for a visa is possible only through the E-visa system (https://www.evisa.gov.tr/pl/).
2) online via the E-visa platform.
A tourist visa can also be obtained via the E-visa system: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/pl/
The fee for the visa is 20 USD/person. The visa should be printed and taken with you to the airport.
3) after arrival, at the airport.
It is also possible to buy the visa upon arrival in Turkey at border crossing sales points (cost respectively: 30 USD/25 EUR/20 GBP per person, payable in cash).
It is recommended to purchase visas via the electronic system. When crossing the Turkish border, the person entering may be asked to present valid medical insurance (for Itaka Travel Agency Customers, this is the travel document which contains the insurance certificate no.) or proof of means of subsistence.
Holders of temporary passports can purchase a visa neither through the E-visa system nor at the border.
Local time: GMT+2. Language:
Turkish; communication in English is also possible, more and more frequently in Polish.:
Currency: Turkish lira (TRY); 1 EUR = 6 TRY.
Flight duration: Poland–Bodrum-Milas: approx. 2h 45 min.
Transport: all destinations are terrifically connected with the centre of Bodrum. Dolmus, local mini-buses travel to the north. Then you can travel around in taxis. Return during the night from Bodrum to Bitez is approx. 10 EUR, to Torba – approx. 12 EUR, to Turgutreis and Yalikavak – approx. 20 EUR. Price of fare should be established before the ride.
Prices: Bodrum is the most popular entertainment centre in the region, it isn't one of the inexpensive places. The price of beer in a pub is approx. 2.5 EUR, an alcoholic drink - 8 EUR. Often in pubs where live music is played, entry is free, but the first drink, regardless of what you order, will cost approx. 8 EUR. So we don't recommend ordering mineral water. Aside from two discos in the centre, entry to others is free. Those two are Halikarnas, where the price depends on the day of the week and season, and Katamaran, where you pay approx. 15 EUR to enter.
All Inclusive: in Turkey the All Inclusive offer covers only meals and local drinks in limited hours, usually from 10.00 to 23.00. Any extra benefits like sports, safety deposit boxes, massages, saunas, and even the mini-bar are additionally payable. It is worth knowing that aside from imported drinks, freshly squeezed juices and Turkish coffee are also additionally payable.
Beaches: the terrains where Bodrum lies are of volcanic origin, therefore, the sand is not as light here as e.g. in Antalya. Besides, due to the mountainous terrain, the beaches are limited, they are located in bays and are generally narrow, sand and shingle. Thanks to this, the water here is very clean, but there aren't any wide, sandy beaches. Entry to the beach is free, you only pay for sunbeds and umbrellas (approx. 1.5 EUR/person).
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.
You can always find up to date information about security in this country on your Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.