Frontier Formalities, Passport and Visas: Nationals of the following countries can enter Turkey with a valid passport; a visa is required: Up to 3 Months Germany, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Morocco, Fiji, Finland, France, Granada, Iran, Switzerland, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Canada, Qatar, Kenya, Kuwait, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Norway, Oman, St. Lucia, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Trinidad, Tobago, Tunisia, Vatican City, New Zealand, Greece, Ecuador, Sweden, Israel, South Korea, Uruguay. Up to 2 Months The Republic of Croatia, The Republic of Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rumania, Macedonia, Indonesia. Up to 1 Month Bolivia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, The Republic of South Africa. For the countries mentioned above and Bulgaria, a transit visa is not required. Nationals of the following countries require a visa: U.S.A., Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and Portugal can obtain a sticker visa at border gates (Up to 3 Months). Azerbaijan, White Russia, Armenia, Moldavia, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tadzhikistan Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Taiwan can obtain a sticker visa at border gates (Up to 1 Month). Nationals of Guatemala can obtain a visa for up to 15 days at border gates. Nationals of Jordan, up to 30 days. Nationals of all other countries require a visa, which can be obtained from the nearest Turkish embassy or consulate.
Note: Citizens of Germany, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, and Greece may enter Turkey with the proper identity cards in lieu of a passport.
Ayvalık takes its name from the translation of the word "Kydonia" into Turkish. Various civilizations were had been ruled in the place where Ayvalık was established. In ancient times the settlement was made on the islands near the Ayvalık shore. In the places called "Hekatos Islands" the settlements of Nesos, Chalkis and Kydonia were built. Those settlement places lived their most shiny periods under the rule of Roman Empire. But they lost their importance in the Eastern Roman Empire period. After that the settlement began to slide to the "First Bullet Hill". The historical development of the city was constituted in here. As times went by the Chalkis and the Pordoselena -the two of the four archaic cities- were left by people and they remained under the land. On the other hand, the Nesos Kydonia maintained its existence until today. Ayvalık takes interest with its architectural structure as much as its natural beauty. It's a place with its natural and historical beauty, where hot-blooded people live in its narrow streets and old stone houses, which you can't satisfy as traveling... Sarımsaklı, Cunda island and The Devil Dining Table are only a few of the places that are worth seeing. The Islands make Ayvalık more beautiful than it really is. There are no settlements on these islands except Cunda Island. Moreover some islands remain under the sea in the tiding periods. You may join to the motorboat tours to these islands. Ayvalık is almost a country of olive. The people of Ayvalık have a claim of having the most beautiful olives of the the Aegean Region. While experiencing olive business in winter, in summers Ayvalık experiences its natural beauties, sea and tourism. Ayvalık is an Olive country on the land while it is a heaven on the sea with its twenty two islands
Thank you very much for the wonderful tour that your company have given us last week in Turkey. We sincerely would like to thanks the tour guide, Serkan and the driver. They are really very professional in their rights.
We hope to visit Turkey in future and also hope to use your services again.
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