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INFORMATION ABOUT ÇANAKKALE
It is a province located
at Northwest of Anatolian peninsula.
Province Area: 9.737 km²
Province Population: ~500.000
City of Çanakkale
Traffic Code: 17
Çanakkale is a city of education, culture and history with a past stretching back 5000
years. It has been nourished by the legacy of ancient cultural treasures
such as the Illiad by Homer. The province covers the enchanting
historical sites within its boundaries like Troy, mounth Ida, Gallipoli war field and many other ancient remnats. The city is now an significant tourism
Çanakkale reveals a different
beauty for all seasons, with the geography of a unique sea strait -the Dardanelles- passing through between Asia Minor and Europa. The fertility of its land and the glamour of its history overwhelm all visiters. It can be described as
"richly ancient", "beautifully natural" and "simultaneously modern".
Counties of Çanakkale Province:
Ayvacık, Bayramiç, Bozcaada, Biga, Çan, Eceabat, Ezine, Gelibolu,
Gökçeada, Lapseki, Yenice.
HOW TO GET THERE
Inter-city highway from
İstanbul Auto-Gar at Esenler to Çanakkale city, there are hourly busses. To reach at the Auto-Gar, there
is the metro line from Istanbul Airport to Auto-Gar between
06:30 am till next day 01:00 am after midnight at all days.
Other highways to
Çanakkale are (1) from Bursa (270 km east) and (2) from Izmir (300 km south). Bus transportation from all large cities in Turkey start from local intercity gars, usually called Otogar (Auto-Gar).
Telephones of Bus Lines from local Otogars.
at İstanbul: 0 212 444 00
17 : Bus company: TRUVA
0 212 444 0562 : Bus company: KAMİL KOÇ
0 232 444 00 17 : Bus company: TRUVA
0 232 444 0562 : Bus company: KAMİL KOÇ
at Çanakkale 0 286
444 00 17 : Bus company: TRUVA
0 286 444 0562 : Bus company: KAMİL KOÇ
Present Turkish currency is called
YTL (Yeni Türk Lirası-New Turkish Lira). YTL is fully convertible. There
is no currency black market. All convertible foreign money and YTL are
fully convertable at most hotels, banks and supermarkets. YTL is freely sold and bought in hotels, banks and special
exchange offices called "döviz bürosu". You can get the
best rates at special exchange offices which are
open even on Saturdays. Even if you can not speak Turkish, you will find
banking exchange centers (Bankamatiks) with English language as an
connect to the internet from your hotel room, from the lobby or
from one of the internet cafe's which are almost
everywhere in Çanakkale. There will be an internet
facility during the conference in the Dardanos Campus.
access code of Turkey is 90. Then we have the area
codes. For Çanakkale it is 286 while the codes for
Ankara and Izmir are 312 and 232
respectively. We have three mobile networks
for now, and they have access codes like; 505, 555, 542, 532, 533 or 535.
All telephone numbers are seven digits in Turkey.
Therefore first dial 0, then three digit domestic code, finally seven
digit number. As an example,
calling a mobile number from your room will be like; 0 542 22 33
To make an international
call from Turkey, first dial double zero then int'l telephone code of your
country, then your number.
The best deal in calling your country is reached
through using PTT (National Post, Telegram and Telephone Office)
phone cards. They will come in 60 or 100 credits. 100 credits will be fine
for international calls. You can buy them from many shops and hotels ( 15-30% more
than the normal price), or from any post office.
At this time (September) of
the year, climate at Çanakkale is mild, although some surprises can be
seen as raining or windy days. Temperature will be around 20oC.