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About Troy

The ancient city of Troy offers a unique and fascinating glimpse into a culture as old as the hills. Troy budget travel is a must for anyone who appreciates culture, heritage, history and learning.

Airports

Troy airports include the following: • Atatürk International Airport - Istanbul • Sabiha Gökçen International Airport - Istanbul • Dalaman International Airport - Antalya • Antalya International Airport, Antalya (closest)

Conservation

As a World Heritage site, Troy is well-protected, especially as it is off the beaten track. The historical importance of the ruins do increase traffic to the area; however many private and state-sponsored efforts exist to address the environmental concerns within the area. Turkey has a progressive approach to conservation of its unique biodiversity.

Culture

In local towns and villages near Troy, culture includes
•Turkish Baths have become world-renowned as a way of improving physical and emotional health
•tea and coffee form a central part of local life as the Turkish people practice their hospitality by sharing friendship while drinking these
•beach-going is a popular part of Turkish culture
•Turkish cuisine is an exotic mix of middle-eastern and European styles
•Near Troy, traditional culture is more evident than in the larger towns or cities

Health

Health precautions in Troy include the following:
•There have been some outbreaks of Malaria in certain parts of the country
•It is best to avoid tap water, and stick to bottled water
•Vaccinations are essential when travelling to Turkey
•There are no major health care facilities around Troy

Languages

Troy languages include the following:
•Turkish 90%
•Kurdish, Zaza, Arabic, Laz
•Albanian, Bosnian, Pomak/Bulgarian
•English 17%

Malaria

Malaria in Troy:
•The World Health Organization classes the southeast of the country as a malaria risk from May to October.
•The tourist resorts in the west and south west of the country are considered malaria free, however cross-country tourism often takes place, so it is wise to take precautions against malaria
•Visit a doctor or pharmacist if you suspect you may have malaria
•Mosquito bites in general are unpleasant, and it is best to take precautions against these wherever possible

Money

Troy money & banking information is as follows:
•Troy itself is not part of an existing urban infrastructure- it is advised that foreign exchange is taken to the site in order to avoid being without cash

People

Troy people include the following groups:
•Turkish

Phrase

Some of the Troy local phrases you may try include the following:
•Merhaba (Mer-ha-ba) Hello
•Gunaydin (guen-eye dhun) Good morning
•Evet (Eh-vet) Yes
•Hayir (h-eye-uhr) No
•Lutfen (lewt-fen) Please

Plants

Troy plants are typical of the coastal region of the Mediterranean in Turkey, with a number of broadleaf deciduous plants, steppe, shrubs as well as flowering plants and wildflowers, plus edible plants and crops. Plantlife varies according to the different vegetation regions, which include coastal, mountain and central regions.

Religion

Troy religion includes the following:
•Islam 99%
•Christianity
•Judaism
•Other

Safety Tips

Troy safety tips include the following:
•Troy is generally safe for travel, being a tourist destination that is well-frequented
•Scams can occur, especially for single travelers - be on the lookout for suspicious activity
•Wild animals such as wild boar, bears and wolves can pose a small threat ' if you come across any animal, walk away slowly and do not ever approach

Transport

Troy transport includes:
•Bus/car
•Fast ferry
•DolmuÅŸ (shared taxi or minibus)
•Troy has no airport itself, but is easily reached from nearby towns and cities

Travel Books

Troy recommended travel books include the following:
•Troy C. 1700-1250 BC by Nic Fields and Donato Spedaliere
•The Gold of Troy: Searching for Homer's Fabled City by Irina Antonova
•Helen of Troy by Margaret George
•Celebrating Homer's Landscapes: Troy and Ithaca Revisited by John Victor Luce
•Mysteries of Troy: 2 by I. G. Edmonds

What To Buy

What to buy for holidays in Troy:
•Spare batteries for torches and camera
•Guide books, bird books, Turkish phrase books
•Thick socks for hiking boots
•First aid kit for travel purposes
•Large refillable water bottle, or plenty of bottled water

What To Pack

What to pack for safari in Troy:
•Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
•Bathing suit and towels as part of day trip or longer
•Headscarves for women, plus long skirts and t-shirts that cover shoulders
•Comfortable walking shoes plus sandals
•Casual and smarter clothes for various activities
•Camera with spare batteries and memory card/film
•Binoculars for bird spotting
•Guide book and phrase book
•Mosquito repellent and first aid kit

When To Go

When to go to Troy:
•Spring has the best weather, with long days and less tourists
•Autumn has mild weather, with shorter days and more rain
•Summer is hot in most regions, with clear weather and more tourists
•Winter is typically cold and wet, with snow in parts and the few tourists

 

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