About Edirne

The capital city was once the city of the great legendary Ottoman empire. Edirne is an engrossing destination adorned with old imperial buildings, ancient mosques, and affluent palaces. Sharing the cultures with neighbors Greece and Bulgaria, the city follows a myriad of Turkish traditions. The 16th Century consequential buildings of Selimiye Mosque, Sultan Bayesid, Old Quarter, and Ali Pasha Bazaar take a journey down the ancient historic route. Celebrating the eccentricities of the oil wrestling sport, Kirkpinar festival calls out for each one in pursuit of fun. Treasured with delectable local cuisines and three sacred mosques in the vicinity, the city is sure to satiate both mind and soul.

Public Transport System

Train, Buses, Taxis., boat

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Public Transportation Cleanliness - Normal to Moderate, Public Transportation Efficiency - High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Train - TL40- Adult one way (single)

High speed TL70 - Adult one way (single)

sleeper train - TL 67-93 Adult one way (single)

buses - 8 TL

Taxi - initial fare - 3.5TL
per Km - 2.7 TL

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.26
Cup of Coffee USD 1.28
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.51
Rice/Kg USD 1.15
White Bread USD 0.38
Eggs (12) USD 1.28
Combo Meal USD 2.56
Fine Dining USD 1.67
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.51
Domestic Beer USD 1.54
Imported Beer USD 1.54
Bottle of Wine USD 5.77
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.67
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.38
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.38
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 134.55

DOs

  • Do follow a moderate dress code to respect the culture and tradition of the place.
  • Women are advised to wear loose attires that have long sleeves and cover the shoulders as well as ankles.
  • Men should cover their legs and shoulders.
  • Do learn a few local words as it helps while you explore the city.
  • It is good to negotiate the prices at local shops and stalls.
  • Do carry some cash along because sometimes an ATM is hard to find.

DONT’s

  • Avoid drinking alcohol especially in public as it is against the law.
  • Consuming or carrying drugs is considered a serious crime which can lead to imprisonment.
  • Don’t take photographs of locals without their permission as they may not like it.
  • Public displays of affection are considered as an offense.
  • Don’t use harsh words with the localities.
  • Don’t disrespect their religious places or history.

Night Life

Edirne, a strictly traditional Turkish city following a mandate set of stringent regulations, still lets the night soul loosen up with its many restaurants and Birahanes. The rich cultural and heritage show takes a backseat to let the adrenaline flow with a night out of thrill and exhilaration. The city offers a bright palette of colors with its numerous cafes, pubs, late-night restaurants, bars and nightclubs. When planning an Edirne getaway, do get drenched in its shades of colorful adventures post sunset. A lazy cup of coffee on the shores of the rivers of  Meriç and Tundzha after dark overlooking the gushing waters or satisfying the taste buds with a hoard of local Turkish delights served at small stalls all over the market places.

Must See

  • Visit the spectacular Selimiye Mosque - a true epitome of Islamic architecture.
  • Enjoy the structural beauty of Grand Synagogue of Edirne.
  • Learn about the history of medicine in the Ottoman empire at Sultan Bayesid the second Health Museum.
  • Feast your taste buds with delicious cuisines of Edrine, especially fried cow liver.
  • Have a shopping spree at the Selimiye Arastası or Ali Paşa Covered Bazaar.
  • Head to remarkable Meric River bridge - a masterpiece architecture connecting the main city with the park and Karagaac.
     

Experiences

  • Witness the Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling, the oldest sustained wrestling tournament of the world.
  • Make a visit to the famous vineyards of Arcadia and Barbare.
  • Check out the display of Ottoman-era calligraphy, weapons, ceramics, glass, woodwork, costumes, and jewelry.
  • Try out plenty of local delicacies.
  • Wander around many beautiful bazaars browsing its collections.

Activities

Enez
Beach
Enez, Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
150 km
Imperial casino
Casino
Adress: Sabuni Mahallesi, Vavlı Camii Sk. No:4, 22100 Edirne Merkez/Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
400m
Svilengrad Grand Princes Casino Bulgaristan
Casino
ul. "Geo Milev" 1, 6500 Tsentar, Svilengrad, Bulgaria
Distance From City Center
35.1 Km
Mihran Hanim Konagi Butik Hotel
Beach
Dilaver Bey Mah. Gazipasa Cad. No:30 Kaleici, 22100 Edirne
Distance From City Center
0.750 kms
Saroz Körfezi Koyu
Beach
Atatürk Mahallesi, 22880 Mecidiye /Keşan/Keşan/Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
146 km
Uzunkum Beach
Beach
Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, mecidiye köy, 22880 Mecidiye Köyü/Keşan/Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
146km
Gülçavuş
Beach
Gaziömerbey, Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
70 Km
Iberostar Sunny Beach Resort
Beach
Sunny Beach, 8240 Burgas, Bulgaria
Distance From City Center
203 kms
Blue Orange Beach Resort
Beach
8130 Zlatna Ribka, Bulgaria
Distance From City Center
188 kms
Erikli Public Beach
Beach
Adress: Keşan, Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
149km
sait faik abasıyanık koyu
Beach
Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, 22880 Mecidiye Köyü/Keşan/Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
148 km
Green Life Beach Resort
Beach
Kavaci, 8130 Sozopol, Bulgaria
Distance From City Center
194 kms

Shopping

Erasta
Shopping Malls
Abdurrahman Mahallesi, Talat Paşa Cd. No:59, 22100 Edirne Merkez/Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
6 min from city center
Ali Paşa Covered Bazaar
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Ali Paşa Covered Bazaar, Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
1 hour 16 min
Bazaar Bedesten
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Sabuni Mahallesi, Kuyumcular Sk., 22100 Merkez/Edirne Merkez/Edirne, Turkey
EDİRNE YAZİCİOGLU EVDEN EVE NAKLİYAT
Shopping Malls
Çavuşbey Mahallesi, Saraçhane Set Boyu Cd. No:25, 22020 Edirne Merkez/Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
1 kms
Rumeli Tesbih
Shopping Malls
Sabuni Mahallesi, Ali Tuncer İş Hanı Sk. No:1, 22100 Edirne Merkez/Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
0.280 kms
Mila Hediyelik Eşya&Takı&Aksesuar
Handicrafts and Souviners
1.Murat Mah.Bülent Alamut Cad.Kardelen Apartmanı No.3A 1.Dükkan, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
2.1 kms
Edmis
Handicrafts and Souviners
Mithat Paşa, Alipaşa Çarşısı İç Yolu, 22020 Edirne Merkez/Edirne, Turkey
Distance From City Center
0.600 kms
  • Fruit soaps
  • Mirrored broom
  • Turkish coffee brewing pots
  • Carpets
  • Rugs
  • Turkish ceramics
  • Antiques
  • Lanterns
  • Mosaic lamps

Official Language

Turkish

Other Language

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Currency

Turkish Lira (TRY)

Population

0.16 (Millions)

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Weather

Overcast Clouds 19.44°C

TimeZone

01:41 AM (GMT +03:00)

 

Ambulance

112

 

Police

155

 

Electric socket

Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Alexandroupolis International Airport - AXD

Airport Name / IATA Code

TEQ - Tekirdag Corlu Airport

Best time to visit

Considering the comfortable weather, June to August would be the best time to visit Edirne, Turkey. However, as the crowd would be heavy, the hotels and other accommodation facilities would be costlier than usual.

Moderate time to visit

With decent humidity and temperatures, June to August can be a moderate time to visit Edirne, Turkey.Adding to it, even the winter season, i.e., from December to February fall under the moderate category. The tourists turn out in fewer numbers during this season.

Worst time to visit

September to November are the worst time to visit Edirne, Turkey. Bad weather attracts very low tourists during this time. For those who prioritize accommodation costs, this would be the best time, as such costs are much affordable during this period.

Taxi

Start Tariff: TRY 4.00

1 Km. Tariff: TRY 3.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: TRY 20.44

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