Taxi meters run double between 12:00 am and 06:00 am. Do not get surprised if you are charged double for the same distance after midnight.
Government offices and banks are open Monday thru Friday between 9:00 and 17:30 and have lunch break between 12:30 and 13:30.
Turkish post and telephone offices are easily recognizable by their ' PTT ' and 'Turk Telekom' signs. The major post office in Kusadasi operates between 8:30 am and 11:30 pm.
As you are better of changing your currency at an exchange office since you are more likely to get a better rate. Foreign currency rates are due to change daily. Please check out exchange on our home page.
Friday market is the place where one can buy fresh vegetables and fruits for a very low price. This market is held every Friday and it's a pleasure to catch a good bargain for food or textile products. Watch out, prices are higher in the morning and tend to fall down in the afternoon since it's a one day market and sellers are willing to let go towards the end.
Annual Kusadasi Festival takes event mid July and International Izmir Fair takes event between late August and beginning September.
If you are planning to visit Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary during the months of summer due to the hot weather the best time to go is either early in the morning, before 11:00 am or late in the afternoon, after 5:00 pm.
Hospitality is a common virtue in Turkish culture. However, in the past customer harrasment became common in the bazaar of Kusadasi which has recently been stopped by customer harassment law brought out by the municipal government.
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