You can get a 90-day sticker at the port of entry for your passport for $20; however, we asked our EKol tour group operator about the visa, and this was their reply:
"All cruise passangers ( the nationality is not important ) will pass through custom with their boarding passes given by cruise during your embarcation on your first day..
We have many private groups from different cruises every day and no one needed a visa .
Some cruise companies say that you need a visa if you get off for a private tour.
But what will happen to a passanger who does not want any tour, just walk on the street. do they need a visa ???? No.
You can give this info to anyone need . If you enter or leave Turkey by plane or road you will need visa."
You can find the link for information about the $20 sticker below:
If you stay in any of numerous Kusadasi’s hotels you will not want to miss the perfect sunset view from your room balcony at which the sun seems to be sinking into the beautiful Aegean Sea!
You can watch my 1 min 38 sec Video clip Kusadasi Sunset with Xenia Akeynikova – Dawn over Moscow music.
Usually during my trips I collect scenes of sunrises and sunsets wherever I happen to watch these nature miracles. Every sunrise and sunset is unique and I've never been tired watching them in reality and virtually on my videos.
Here in Kusadasi I was happy to see a wonderful sunrise over the Aegean Sea.
You can watch my 1 min 38 sec Video clip Kusadasi Sunrise Slide-show with Akin – Bover Turkish pop music.
You can imagine how I was missing my dogs staying in Moscow! So every dog I saw in Turkey reminded me my German shepherds which were waiting for me in Moscow. I was almost happy to see a German shepherd in Kusadasi when I walked around the hotel before going to bed.
Next morning I went to say him "hello" but instead of it I saw a sign "Beware of dog!" (third photo) and a local three-colored cat (forth photo), haha!
(Cheese filled rolls)
I think turkish cookery has some of the best recipies in the world, if you get a couple of hours to spare one day then try a few of these
400 grams of white feta cheese
60 grams of parsley, chopped
60 grams of dill, chopped
2 sheets of yufka (unleavened pastry)
70 grams of melted butter
125ml of cold water
1 egg yolk
300ml of oil
Mix the cheese, egg parsley and dill with a fork, cut the pastry into 12 strips per sheet and place a teaspoon of cheese mixture in one end of strip. Tuck in 1 cm of pastry on both sides over the filling and roll up. Damp the end with water for sealing and brush top of rolls with egg yolk. Heat oil in a large pan then add the rolls and fry untill golden brown
There is probably no culture in the world, which is free from the clutches of superstition and to counter these superstitions, in every culture you will find people taking recourse to charms and talismans. The Turkish Evil Eye Pendants is the Turkish means of keeping at bay the ills brought on by envious and greedy eyes.The Evil Eye belief says that when someone eyes your good fortune with jealousy or gluttony, bad luck in some form is bound to befall you. It is also widely held that any accolade or praise, however well meaning it may be, is always tinged with a wee bit of greed and spite.The Turks are especially circumspect of people with blue eyes. They believe that blue-eyed people, however enchanting and attractive their eyes may look, essentially harbor negative feelings about others and when this negative energy gets transmitted to others, much harm and distress is caused. The Turks have devised the Evil Eye Pendant to guard themselves from such not-so-well-meaning people with their necessarily evil eyes.
On your travells through Turkey you will also see fresh Turkish honey being sold at the side of mountain roads, this is well worth buying a few jars to take home, its the most sweet delicious honey you will ever taste
If you ever drive around the Turkish countryside and mountains you might see people selling what looks like fresh cold milk at the road side, in fact its not milk, its salt yogart as i found out to my discust hehehehehe, i took a large mouthful of the stuff coz i was thirsty and it made me feel sick, well that will teach me next time to ask what it is before i try hahahahahahaha
Fisherman's Wharf shows that the major income of the local population is besides tourism fishing. There are fish restaurants, cafes and of course the fish market, which you shouldn't miss, close to the wharf.
When taking a tour around by bus we also went to a real Turkish pub. All the old Turkish men were there and there we were, all Dutch men and women. We didn't see any Turkish women overthere. It's not a fancy pub but it gives you an idea of what Turkish life is about.
Gold is not expensive in Turkey but be sure you buy real gold. In Kusadasi there is this jeweller called 'de Almelose'. He has a shop in Holland to and you can trust him. He is in one of the shopping streets, Kahramanlar Cad. NO. 15. Tel. (0 256) 6120386
You can get culture overload at Ephesus - the most amazing open-air historical museum I have ever been to and one I could return to time and time again - there's always something new to discover.
Founded before the 10th centurty and the Temple of Artermis (Diana) errected here was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
I must say that getting on a cammel is not easy and it's certainly not comfortable. The worst thing about cammels is they stink, or was that me hahaha.
If you ever get the chance to ride on a cammel please do it, it's a scream. This one was walking up and down long beach Nr Kusadasi and i thought, shall i ?