Kurban Bayram Bank Holiday in Turkey
A quick reminder about the upcoming public holiday in Turkey.
It starts at lunchtime on 23rd October until the 27th. Public sector employees have had their holiday extended from 21st. Banks will be open on the 27th until 17.00 and then reopen on the 28th at 09.00. Exchange offices in the resorts should remain open. ATMs may run dry especially in busy places and it would be worth making sure you have enough cash.
I was in my local Post Office today and asked there. Apparently the smaller ones will be closed on 21st and open on the 28th. Main offices will be open on the 21st and 22nd as normal.
Roads will be very busy at the start and end of the holiday as people travel to spend the festival with their families. Take extra care if driving during this time as with a lot more vehicles on the road there are a lot more accidents. Airlines and buses are usually booked up and rent a car prices can be higher (if you can find one).
On the plus side public buses in the Antalya city region will be free from the 23rd-27th