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Eskişehir is a city in the northwestern part of Central Anatolia in Turkey.
This city is known as “students’ city” because it has two of Turkey’s biggest universities—Anadolu University and Eskişehir Osmangazi University.
The Porsuk River bisects the city all along.
Eskişehir is known for its hammams – famous Turkish baths.
Tourists come here to feel Eskişehir’s progressive spirit, walk along Porsuk River with walking bridges and a sand beach. In summer, here is possible even explore the Porsuk by gondola or boat.
And, of course, to enjoy real Turkish coffee and exotic oriental food is what you must do here.
Warnings & Dangers in Eskisehir
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
The city is quite safe, there is a risk of terrorism due to the political situation in the country, but it is not very high. Be careful in crowded places and train stations.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
In Eskisehir is safe to travel by public bus. Taxis are also a convenient and safe kind of transport.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
Pickpockets can be a problem in crowded and tourist places. Also, keep an eye out for pockets and bags in crowded transport.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
Earthquakes and droughts can sometimes occur in this region. However, the risk is not very high.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
The risk of serious robberies is generally absent here. Use caution and keep valuables in safes.
TERRORISM RISK : HIGH
Terrorism is a big worry here, it may cause because of the political situation in the country. Travelers should learn information about the situation in the country before a visit.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
The main fraud occurs with tourists when they want to buy a ticket somewhere. Street begging, which turns out to be theft, is also possible. Also, beware of taxi fraud - discuss the price of the trip in advance if there is no taximeter in the car.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Usually, women who travel alone feel safe in this region. You should wear modest clothes, do not communicate with men late at night, do not sit in the front seat near the driver in a car or bus.
So... How Safe Is Eskisehir Really?
It is mostly safe in Eskisehir when it comes to crime.
The crime index is very low here.
More risks come from the political situation in the country and terrorism risks.
Snatching, pickpocketing, and mugging are the most common kinds of petty crime.
However, the police try to keep the situation under the control and provide the camera’s network that supervises the streets of the city.
But Eskisehir, not such a big city, so there normally quiet and safe.
If you rent a car for getting around here, you should be very careful about driving, because of the traffic here kind of crazy.
Apart from this, transport is mostly safe in the city and works quite well.
Most of all in the city, as in the whole of Turkey, one should be wary of terrorist acts.
They are not uncommon here and can really be dangerous.
Tourists should study the information before visiting Eskisehir and avoid political demonstrations.
Recently, there have been no major terrorist attacks in this region, but vigilance is always worth it.
Do not come and do not touch lonely things, backpacks.
Be especially careful in crowded areas and at train stations/airports.
- Visas - You need to have a valid passport to travel to Turkey. Some nationals do need a visa in order to enter Turkey, but it can be purchased online.
- Currency - The Turkish lira is the official currency in Turkey. It has this sign: ₺ and code: TRY; usually abbreviated as TL.
- Weather - The best times to visit Eskisehir for ideal weather are from May to October. Temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year.
- Airports - Eskisehir has Eskişehir Hasan Polatkan Airport is an international airport that serves the city of Eskişehir for domestic and international flights.
- Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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