FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTİONS

What time zone is Turkey in?

Turkey, located on the point that connects Asia and Europe, is on GMT+3.

What currency is used in Aydın?

Turkish Lira, as it is all around the country, is the currency used in Aydın. Different currencies can be exchanged for Turkish Lira at exchange offices and banks.

Can I drive in Turkey with my drivers license?

Foreigners may drive in Turkey provided that they keep their passport, international driver's license and the vehicle license with them all the time. It shouldn't be forgotten that the traffic is right-handed and the steering wheels are on the left side.

What kind of sockets are used in Aydın?

Just like in Europe and other cities of Turkey, in Aydın 2 pin sockets are used. If you’re using 3 pin plugs you may need to bring a plug adapter to avoid inconvenience.

Can I use my mobile phone in Aydın?

Many international GSM operators provide coverage in Turkey in addition to local GSM operators such as Turkcell, Avea and Vodafone. You may ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before travelling to Aydın or just obtain a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from local operators in Turkey.

What are the opening hours of pharmacies in Turkey?

In Aydın, as it is all across the country, pharmacies are open between 09.00 – 19.00 everyday except for Sunday. On the days and hours when the pharmacies are closed, in every region there is a number of pharmacies on duty 24/7. You can see the details about the location of pharmacies on duty on the display window of any pharmacy or on the website of Aydın Metropolitan Municipality.

What are the opening hours of shopping centers?

Shopping centers are open everyday between 10.00 – 22.00 and offer a variety of trademarks and services to both local people and visitors.

What are the opening hours of banks?

The banks in Aydın are in service of their customers from 09.00 to 17.00 on weekdays. Between 12.30 – 13.30 they are closed due to lunch break.

Can I witdraw money from ATMs?

Visitors may withdraw money in Turkish Lira as well as Euro and U.S. Dollar with their debit cards from the ATMs in Aydın and its surroundings. The majority of ATMs offer English language or other language options for the convenience of foreigners.

Can I use my credit cards for shopping?

Visitors may use their credit cards and debit cards for all kinds of purchases. It is advisable, however, to carry some cash with you in case you take trips away from the city center or travel to smaller towns or villages.

What are the opening and closing times of museums?

In Aydın, museums are closed on Monday just like in every other city in Turkey, and open to visitation from 09.00 to 17.00 on the other days. It may prove useful to contact and get prior information from the museum that you plan visit, as opening hours and days of some museums in some cities may differ.