General information for American tourists

Airport

The closest airport to Icmeler is Dalaman International Airport (DLM). You can from there go to Icmeler by Shuttle bus, by renting a car or taxi. The prices vary a lot, but if you for example what a private driver, the cost is around 120 TRY single way.

Currency

The currency is LIRA, Turkish Lira (TRY).

Electricity

Turkey, like most European countries, uses the type C electrical plus (Europlug), with 220V. American’s should buy an adapter before travelling to Turkey, to be able to charge/use their electronic devices.

Embassy

If you for some reason lose your passport during your stay in Turkey, you should contact your embassy for further information.

Time zone

Icmeler is in the Eastern European Time Zone(EET), which means: UTC/GMT +2:00 hours.

Telephone

An easy way to call back home, is by using Skype’s credit service. It costs around 2.8 cents/min to call a landline, no matter where in the world you are. However, you’re in need of Internet service, but most cafes and hotels have free WiFi that you can use. To call from your regular cellphone, can be very expensive, depending on which phone company you use.

If you’re calling with T-Mobile, please contact T-Mobile Customer service for abroad costs to Turkey.

If you’re calling with Verizon, please contact Verizon Customer service for abroad costs to Turkey.

Visa

Since 2014, Visas aren’t issued upon arrival. That means that American’s travelling to Turkey as a tourist or for short business needs to apply for a visa online at www.evisa.gov.tr. Another thing that is good to know is that your passport must be valid at least 60 days beyond the expiry date of your visa.