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    History, City Life and "The coast of happiness"

    Turkey has always ranked high on hospitality and food and it's rich variety makes it is a popular destination for travelers seeking a mix of history, culture, city life, beach life and stunning landscapes.

    The best time to visit Turkey for an active holiday maker is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is mild and comfortable for outdoor activities. During this time, you can explore Turkey's major attractions, such as the ancient city of Ephesus or the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia. The beautiful beaches of the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are ofcourse popular during the whole summer season.

    Other must-see attractions in Turkey include Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar, the stunning Blue Mosque, and the ruins of Troy and Pergamon. Golfers find their paradise in Belek (Antalya airport) and there is a town devoted to sports tourism in the area, called Side.

    In general, prices for typical shopping items, hospitality, and food in Turkey are lower than those in Sweden. However, the exact price differences can vary depending on the specific item and location. Basic groceries and restaurant meals are generally much cheaper. Hotels and accommodations in Turkey can also be relatively inexpensive compared to Sweden. On the other hand, some luxury items and imported goods may be more expensive in Turkey due to import taxes. These are generalizations and prices can vary widely depending on the specific location, product, and time of year. 

    The main international airports in Turkey are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul, and Antalya Airport in the south. All three airports offer flights to and from major cities around the world. Some popular airlines that offer flights between Sweden and Turkey include: Turkish Airlines - offers direct flights from Arlanda and Landvetter to Istanbul Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, and Ankara Esenboğa International Airport. Pegasus Airlines - offers direct flights from Arlanda to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.

    It is located in the Eastern European Time Zone, which is 1 hour ahead of Sweden. The local currency is the Turkish lira. 

    Swedish citizens are eligible for an e-visa, which can be obtained online before travel. The e-visa is valid for up to 90 days and allows for multiple entries. The application process is straightforward and can be completed through the Turkish government's official e-visa website.

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