Things to Buy
Turkish CarpetsThe first and most important question is, what can be bought in Turkey? The answer is very simple, Hand Made Turkish Carpet. Carpet weaving is a tradition and this is a diying art in Turkey. Turkish carpets are famous with their beauty, durability and different designs of different regions. That's why, hand made Turkish carpets are the most important shopping products for foreign visitors. It is possible to visit a carpet weaving factory during Izmir Ephesus Tours. No obligation and pressure to buy. But this is the best way to seehowhand made carpets are made and how the silk produced by silk cacoons.
Ceramics and PotteryCeramics / potteries are also hand made products that are made in the factories and workshops. Ephesus is a major place for excellent hand made potteries / ceramics that can be used in the kitchen and also for decoration. Beside them,handmade tiles, plates, cups and bowls can be found and made in the factories in Ephesus. The people have a big chance to visit a pottery factory to see how they are made during the Ephesus Private Tours.
LeatherLeather production is a big industry in Turkey. Leather jackets in Turkey are mostly produced by lamb skins that are stronger and softer. You can find best quality of leather products like jackets, leather shoes, bags, cushions, hats, trousers. Especially, Ephesus is famous with reversible leather jackets.The visitors add a stop to visit a leather factory during Guided Ephesus Private Tours.
JewellryHand made, gold and silver jewelry are well found in the area. Good place to find enuique jewelry handmade collections.
What to Wear
In hot times of the year ( from May to October )Comfortable shoes are recommended for visiting archeological and historical sites if you join one of Izmir Ephesus Tours. Some Ephesus Tours involve walking, so comfortable low-heeled shoes and casual clothes are recommended. There is no dress code in Turkey, you can wear what you wished. Sun glasses, umbrella or hats are recommended, You can take light, cotton summer clothings.
In winter ( November to May )Rain gears are needed in the winter since it might rain in some regions. Most of the country is not cold, So, very heavy woolen clothes are not recommended. Umbrella or rain coats are recommended if you have Private Ephesus Tours in the winter.
Espcially, if you join an Ephesus Private Tour, your tour will be in Selcuk that is a small firming town and very green with peaches, oranges, olives and fig trees. Turkey is a peninsula that is covered with four seas and its coastline is around 8500 km. long.
Summers are hot, springs are warm and winters are usually cool. But, there is not very cold weather in touristic area of Turkey. Autumn is nice for the entire duration of September and October. Then the wheather starts to cool down.
During the Tour in Ephesus area, umbrella is always recommended for sun in the summer, but for rain in the winters.
The second biggest industry in Turkey is tourism. Turkey has become a major touristic destination in Europe, in addition for cruise ship stops as Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) , Istanbul, Bodrum and Antalya. With the rapid development of summer and winter tourism facilities, people from all over the world are able to enjoy the cultural, historical and natural sites of Turkey.
Population and People
Turkey is a modern and secular country, so everyone has freedom for their choise of religion.
Turkish society have modernized after the revolutions and reforms of Ataturk-the founder of Turkey. Westernization is high at cities but traditions of Turkey are different from West. The people at the country side are more conservative and traditional.
Doctor and Dentists
Officially, Government offices open at 8:30, close at 17:30. (12:30-13:30 noon break)
Official Holidays of Turkey
Apr 23 = National Independence and Children's Day.
May 19 = Ataturk Commemoration and Youth and Sports Day.
Aug 30 = Victory Date.
Oct 29 = Republic Day.
Religious festivals such as Ramazan and Kurban Bayrami are also official holidays. Since these festivals are according to Hicri calender, their dates change every year.