Doctors & Hospitals
We sincerely hope that you will not have to visit a doctor during your holiday but should this be necessary doctors are on call 24 hours. Local hospitals provide excellent medical care and most have English speaking staff.
In any emergency, please call New Generation Property Services emergency telephone number
Telephone number 00 90 530 880 51 23 manned 24 hours – 7 days per week during 1st May to 31st October.
Open each day between 9am to late.
Most items can be brought over the counter, many prescriptions only items in the UK can be bought over the counter, please ask at the chemist. You will also find that the majority of medications are the same as the UK. All chemists have English speaking staff.
Baby milk & food is limited in Turkey and can be expensive. Bigger supermarkets in the area carry the largest range.
The dolmuş (pronounced dolmush) minibus service is the cheapest & easiest way to travel around the resort. These vehicles are white and have the destination boards in the front window. Dolmuş means stuffed in Turkish and you will understand why when travelling on one – as many people as possible are carried and you may have to stand for the duration of the journey – but an experience to be tried as least once! Prices are displayed inside the vehicle and you can pay when you board or when you get off. Buses will stop anywhere, just put your hand out and it will stop.
Post Office (PTT)
Open Monday to Saturday between 9am – 5pm.
Phoning home couldn’t be easier, phone cards are readily available from local shops for different credit values and phones and cards have instructions in English. To call the UK, dial 0044 and omit the first zero of the area code you are calling. If you wish to use your mobile phone please check the tariff with your network supplier as these can be very expensive.
Banks & Cash Machines
Credit & charge cards are accepted by many hotels, shops & restaurants but you should check first.
Super markets & smaller markets
There are many smaller markets that sell the majority of basis items you require such as bread, milk & water, they may be more expensive. There are several large supermarkets in Hisarönü, Ovacık, Fethiye & Çalış which carry a large range of items including fresh & frozen meat. Azda, Migros, Bim, Şok & Kipa (part of Tesco Supermarkets).
There are a vast areas of bars in the area and too numerous to mention, no doubt you will find you own special bar!
Local taxis are more expensive than the bus service however they are cheap by UK standards. All taxis are yellow and can be flagged down or found at the local taxi rank, some parts of the area have taxi buttons by the road side.
Please bear in mind the following: When calling for a taxi they may have limited English but generally understand where you are and want to go. Please agree the fare before getting in.
In Hisarönü & Ovacık the majority of shops are open every day of the week including Sundays. In Fethiye town you will find many local shops are closed but cafes & gift shops will be open. They do not close for lunch time and are generally open 9am until very very late in the evening.
Petrol & Diesel are expensive in Turkey. In Ovacık/ Hisarönü there is only one petrol station located at the far end of Ovacık on the main road to Fethiye. In Fethiye there are several petrol stations and many are open 24 hours.
Renting a car
Theoretically you require an International Driving Permit (IDP) to rent a car in Turkey. However in practise you can make a rental with a standard valid driving licence, but you should take both parts (photo card & paper copy).
Regardless of what company you use, make sure you understand what is included in the price you pay and what your liabilities are.
Bringing your own car: If you decide to bring your own car please check with the Turkish Embassy website. Currently you may only keep a foreign registered car in Turkey for a maximum of 6 months.
Please contact New Generation Property Services on 00 90 530 880 5123 if you are interested in hiring a car and we will give you daily & weekly rates.
Parking is fairly easy in this area, there are several car parks in the resorts & Fethiye town plus side road parking. Tickets will be pre- paid or left on your car – look for a man in an orange jacket who will tell you the fee. Please note that if you do not pay for the parking ticket it will be tagged to the registration number on the car & then attached to your passport when leaving or entering Turkey. Hisarönü resort is closed for traffic from 7pm each evening until dawn and is pedestrian only.
Driving & Tips
In Turkey they drive on the right hand side of the road and the steering wheel is on the left hand side of the car, Whilst many locals do not wear seat belts, it is a legal requirement to wear seat belts at all times when travelling in Turkey, including those in the back of the vehicle. Drink driving is also illegal in Turkey and the advice if not to drive if you intend to drink alcohol.
Passport/Driving Licence – When driving you must carry your driving licence and passport with you at all times
In the event of accident never admit liability or part with any documents/money. Co-operate with the police and call us
Speed Limits – Normal speed limits apply. Please remember that the number in the sign is the maximum speed possible, usually 50km in built up areas and 120km on motorways.
Some other things you should be aware of Scooters & motor cycles must always wear crash helmets