Currency & Credit Cards
Official currency in Turkey is Turkish Lira (TL) ATM’s are widely available in Cesme, Izmir and you should have no problem if you land in the city with nothing but a credit card. Credit cards, however, are usually not accepted by most government agencies, public museums or other historic places run by the government. You may frequently have to run to an ATM and withdraw some cash to cover for such expenses.
VISA and Master Card credit cards are accepted by almost every merchant, shops, or cafe and restaurant. Almost all banks’ provide the option of making withdrawals in multiple types of currencies such as US Dollar, Euro or Turkish Lira.
Exchanging money is possible almost everywhere in Cesme, Izmir. You can change currency and get cash in Turkish Lira at the airport, through banks or exchange bureaus, or directly from any ATM. Exchange bureaus are very popular, especially in touristic areas and are generally easy to spot. Exchanging almost every currency is possible, and bureaus charge no commission while the exchange rates may slightly differ from one another.
Proper travel and health insurance are strongly recommended to all conference participants.
Climate & Clothing
Located in the West of Turkey, Cesme reflects the characteristics of Mediterreanean climate. Due to its geographical location, the weather in Cesme is an elite holiday destination with its clear sea, sandy beaches, historical places and windsurf.
The spring season will experience a small amount of rainfall however it is not enough to hamper any sight-seeing excursions as rainfall periods are short and normally do not last longer than a couple of hours. The average temperature in April is about 20 – 25 degree Celcius, there is always the chance of rain.
Please, visit the link below for the current weather forecast for Cesme: