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Self Drive Car Rental In Turkey

Lying on two continents, Turkey is Europe's gateway to Asia and a country with full of contrasts. Popular destinations for travelers are Istanbul and the coastal regions in the west, but the country is vast and just begging to be explored. Avis Turkey car rental locations can be found all over Turkey - just pick up your rental car and discover this wonderful country.

Turkey was the heart of the Ottoman Empire, which stretched across the Mediterranean to the west and Asia to the east, and was the center of one of the greatest empires in history. The empire lasted over 600 years and its influence can still be seen across the country.

In Istanbul, Turkey's cultural capital, every corner offers something interesting to explore. Many travelers find that despite Istanbul's countless museums, stunning Blue Mosque and fantastic architecture, the true beauty of Istanbul lies in the exceptional friendliness and hospitality of its people.

Turkey's Mediterranean coast has spectacular beaches and popular lidos that are ideal for families, such as the wonderful beaches of Antalya on the Turkish Riviera, where many yachts are moored - and how about parasailing or cliff jumping at Oludeniz Beach, if Are you looking for something more adventurous?

Eating is a way of life in Turkey and you will get to know Turkish culture in detail on a culinary excursion into the varied regional cuisines of the country. Whether Mediterranean mezze in the coastal regions or the wonderful Ottoman cuisine in the Marmara region - here you can enjoy to your heart's content.

Road Trips In Turkey By Self Drive Rental Car

No road trip in Turkey would be complete without a trip from Istanbul across one of the major bridges that cross the Bosphorus. After landing at Istanbul Airport, collect your Avis rental car and set off to discover the diversity of this extraordinary city. Here you are in one of the few places in the world where you can rent a car Avis Turkey car and drive back and forth between two continents. In addition to this fantastic day trip, we also recommend the following destinations:


This area has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and converted into boutique hotels. In the Archaeological Museum there are many interesting pieces from the Paleolithic ages to the Ottoman period.

Antalya has a stunning mountain backdrop and the city is perched high on cliffs. Many of the most magnificent hotels are located on the outskirts of the city, overlooking the sea.

The Lara Beach area, some 12 km to the east, is home to the area's best beach, known for its golden sands and is fast becoming a resort in its own right. Spectacular destination for a family vacation or a couple vacation this summer.


Cesme is an enchanting confluence of healing mineral springs, excellent beaches, crystal clear waters and sun, making it a perfect place for vacationers. It is 94 km west of Izmir, on the extreme tip of the peninsula where takes its name from.

Said to be the 'little harbour' by sailors, over time the area came to be known as the Cesme (well) due to the increasing number of fountains with ice-cold water. Visitors can enjoy pristine coves and excellent holiday accommodation, restaurants, sports and entertainment for the whole family.

Thermal baths offer a healthy break from the rigors of modern life. There is excellent shopping with a good selection of carpets, leather goods and souvenirs. In the evenings there is a lively atmosphere, especially in the restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs along the promenade.


The Aegean coasts of Turkey are among the most fascinating and beautiful stretches of the country. The magnificent coastline, lapped by the clear waters of the Aegean Sea, with landscapes of cultivated fields of aniseed, sesame and artichokes, as well as fig and rubber trees, takes you to one of the world's greatest windsurfing destinations in the Bay of Alacati on the Cesme Peninsula.

With its width of 1.8 kilometers, over 5 kilometers depth, crystal clear water, azure sky, constant and steady winds, topography and location, Alacati is one of the best ideal windsurfing spots in Europe. Both the shape of the bay itself and the thermal water pressure create steady and steady winds blowing sideways from north to south in the summer and from south to north in the winter months.

First-time windsurfers love this spot as the waist-deep, sandy flat water stretches 500 meters from shore to bay, offering perfect conditions for beginners of all ages. Easy recovery from falls adds a new dimension to windsurfing teaching and learning.

Driving Rules in turkey:

Which Side of the Road?
In Turkey, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.

  • It is prohibited to use a mobile phone while driving. It is legal to use a hands free unit.

  • In the event of an accident, be sure to call the Traffic Police and make a report. Do not move your vehicle.

  • There are speed cameras on all types of road.

  • It is a legal requirement to have your driving licence and car hire documents with you. (An International Driving Licence is required only for countries with non-Roman alphabet. Or you can get a notorised copy in Turkish). It is also advisable to have your passport with you.

  • Vehicles may be towed away if causing an obstruction or violating parking restrictions.

  • Headlights must be used at all times.

  • The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.5%. If you are caught driving above this limit, you will face a heavy fine and your licence will be immediately confiscated for at least six months.

Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws

It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.

  • Children under 150cm and less than 35kg must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.

  • Children under 10 can not travel in the front seat.

Speed Limits

For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:

  • Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)

  • Motorways: 74mph (120 km/h)

  • Rural areas: 55 mph (90 km/h)

*Unless indicated by road signs.