Time zone
Turkey Time (TRT), UTC/GMT +3 hours.
The electric current is 220V with a frequency of 50Hz. Type F/Schuko plugs are used.
The local currency is the Turkish Lira. There are many exchange offices around the city with better rates compared to the rates in the airports.
Credit cards
Credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants except for small street vendors.
Public Transportation
KentKart Kart is used on public transportation. The card can be purchased and refilled from kiosks at the city center. A mobile app is also available at
Business hours
Most public offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Most shops are open mainly from 10 am to 10 pm including Sundays.
Telephone and internet access
Wireless connection is free at the venue. WiFi is usually free in all hotels, in many restaurants, cafés and shopping centers however a registration may be required to gain access. Pre-paid cards for cell phones are available for purchase at phone operators’ stores.
Water supply
The tap water in Edirne is safe to consume, however most locals will not consume it. It may be a good idea for visitors to use bottled water.
Edirne experiences a temperate continental climate with hot summers, cold winters, and milder temperatures during spring and autumn. In April, as spring unfolds, Edirne typically enjoys mild temperatures, with average highs ranging from 16°C to 20°C (61°F to 68°F), making it an inviting time to explore the city's cultural landmarks and outdoor attractions.
The official language is Turkish. Hotel staff (and often restaurant staff) can communicate in English.
For kids
It’s safe to bring kids with you to Turkey. There are many attractions for kids to enjoy.