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2017 Turkey Planning and Weather

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:15 pm
by Leon__xx
Hi we are an older British couple setting out from Cyprus to travel Europe for a year living out of a Land Rover and Trailer Tent.
We will be leaving Cyprus around the beginning of March 2017, driving to the North of Cyprus then a ferry to Tasucu.

Our plans in Turkey are a little fuzzy at the moment but Goreme, and the south coast are definately on our list. Can anyone give suggestions of where to visit inland and maybe the Black Sea Coast. I have heard the Turkish Lake District around Egirdir is nice but cannot find much information.

I would have liked to go further east to Nemrut Dagi and the mountains overlooking Iran and Iraq but I understand the current security situation is making this difficult and concerning.

Accommodation wise we will be looking to camp where ever possible. Again campsites show on the maps but I struggle to find definitive information and if they are open all year round.

Anyone with experience of roaming around Turkey or can point me in the right direction your help would be greatly appreciated.
And any advice on if the recent coup will impact on our trip?


Re: 2017 Turkey Planning and Weather

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:04 pm
by turkeytom
There are 5000+ pages of information on, including information on the Black Sea coast, Eğirdir, Nemrut Dağı:

Göreme & Cappadocia: ... index.html

Black Sea coast: ... index.html

Eğirdir: ... index.html

Nemrut Dağı: ... index.html

Camping is a bit problematic these days. Decades ago there were lots of places to camp, now there are few, and with the decrease in tourism the few may be closed. Hotels, on the other hand, are very inexpensive now.

—Tom Brosnahan

Re: 2017 Turkey Planning and Weather

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:08 pm
by Leon__xx
Thank you for the update Tom.
Are there any issues with wild camping as we are pretty self sufficient for a few days at a time at least.
I also heard a lot of hotels will allow camping in their car parks, for a cost obviously.

Re: 2017 Turkey Planning and Weather

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:55 pm
by turkeytom
I can't say anything about wild camping because I have no information or evidence either way (good or bad). My advice would be to obtain the permission of the landowner on whose peoperty you camp (all land is "owned" by somebody), but of course it's impractical to determine who might own land away from settlements.

Tourism is depressed in Turkey now, so many businesses may be willing to allow you to camp on their property for a fee. I would guess hotels would try to convince you to take a room, offering very reasonable prices.

Tom Brosnahan