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Kayseri is a Turkish city in the region of Anatolia, more precisely in the province of Kayseri. It is a relatively small city when compared to the large Turkish cities. The industry is the main source of income for Kayseri, along with tourism. One of the trademarks of this city is undoubtedly the inactive volcano Mount Erciyes, which is more than 1,500 meters above the average altitude of the city. Thanks to this mountain, Kayseri is not only known for its historical, cultural and religious sites that you can visit but is also a perfect destination for people who prefer an active vacation. Erciyes Mountain offers numerous activities that you can do in this area.
If you are taking a road trip through Turkey, Kayseri is a city that will definitely be on your list of cities to pass by, as it is located on a major route to other popular destinations. So, if you are passing through Kayseri, be sure to make a stop and explore this charming little industrial city.
The best time to visit Kayseri is spring and summer, as winters here can be very cold and there can also be a lot of snow. Of course, for those who prefer winter weather and conditions with activities to do in the snow, winter is the perfect time to visit Kayseri. It is up to you what kind of vacation you prefer, one thing is for sure, Kayseri will definitely not disappoint you.
In Kayseri, you will find almost everything that you can find in the big Turkish cities. The only difference is that the places are not as big as in Istanbul, for example. But you will have a very similar experience in Kayseri markets as in Istanbul. The locals are very nice and friendly, but very strict traders, which is also a kind of tradition here, so you will have to bargain pretty hard for the price of the things you want to buy.
Basic info and car hire in Kayseri
- Location: Anatolia, Turkey
- Population: 1,434,357
- Official language: Turkish
- Currency: Turkish Lira
- Weather: Kayseri has a cold semi-arid climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Kayseri are in good condition.
- Car hire in Kayseri: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Kayseri is at the Kayseri Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Kayseri!
Driving in Kayseri
Kayseri is a relatively small city, so you can explore the city centre on foot. However, if you want to explore the wider area, a rental car is definitely the best solution for you. The roads here are in good condition and the traffic is not very heavy, so you will enjoy driving through this wonderful landscape. If you want to explore Kayseri, you can combine driving with using public transport, as the city is known for its well-organized public transport with a combination of the streetcar, bus and cab.
The roads are in good condition, but the signage is not always clearly visible. It is also good to know that local drivers often run red lights. So do not be surprised if this happens while you are waiting in your car for a green light.
- Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. There is no young drivers fee for any car groups. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
- International Driving Permit: In case your driver’s license is printed in the Latin alphabet, you do not normally need to have an International Driving Permit for Renting a car in Turkey. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.
- Additional papers: Identification(passport or ID), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
- Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), 2 warning triangles, First aid kit, fire extinguisher.
- Children in the car: If you have a child as a passenger, there are stricter rules that you should follow in Turkey as a driver. An appropriate child restraint is used for children between 3 and 11 years old and less than 1.35 meters tall. As per the country’s laws, a 12-month-old child weighing up to 9 kg should be positioned in the safety seat at the back of the car with the baby’s head facing the rear windows.
- Driving side of the road: Right hand
- Lights: If you are from the UK you need Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)
- General speed limits: Urban areas: 50 km/h, Double lane roads: 90 km/h, Motorways: 120 km/h
Car Hire in Kayseri
Most popular car hire at Kayseri
The most selected hire car in Kayseri is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Kayseri are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Kayseri
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Kayseri. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Turkey.
Kayseri-Aksaray (160 Km with approximately 2 hours of drive)
Kayseri-Ankara (350km with approximately 305-4 hours of drive)
Kayseri-Konya (304km with approximately 4 hours of drive)
Kayseri-Adana (320km with approximately 4 hours of drive)
Popular day trips from Kayseri
Daily Green Tour of Cappadocia - South Cappadocia, Best of Cappadocia Tours, Yellow tour of Cappadocia, Photo Shooting, Green Canyon...
What to see in Kayseri
You can do a variety of activities in Kayseri and its surroundings. It is up to you what kind of holiday you prefer. You can choose between many interesting cultural, historical and religious sites on the one hand and numerous sports activities that you can do in the surroundings of Kayseri and especially on Mount Erciyes on the other hand.
In the city, for example, you should visit the Citadel-Hisar. It is located in the centre of the old town and was built in the 5th century AD. It is the only remnant of the great Byzantine defence system.
Another place worth seeing is undoubtedly the Mahperi Hunat Hatun mosque complex. This amazing complex also includes the library, a shopping centre, a school, a large mosque and much more. It is truly one of the must-visit places in this city.
The Twin Theological Schools (Çifte Medrese) is considered one of the most impressive Turkish buildings. This huge and functional complex is much more than just a school.
Other places worth visiting in Kayseri: Sahibiye Medresesi, Hacı Kılıç Mosque & Medresesi, Great Mosque (Ulu Cami), Doener Kuembet, Guepguepoğlu Mansion/Ethnographic Museum, Bazaar...
Drive your rental car beyond Kayseri
Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and travellers from all over the world. This colourful country has so many different things to offer. You can either explore the Mediterranean coast, visit impressive mosques, explore amazing cities and breathtaking natural landscapes, enjoy delicious cuisine, have an unforgettable shopping experience and much more.
Turkey is divided into 7 main regions and each of them is unique and different from the other six. In each region, you can find something for yourself. In every single region of Turkey, there are both big cities and beautiful untouched nature. The regions are the Eastern Anatolia region, Central Anatolia, the Black Sea region, the Mediterranean region, the Aegean region, the Marmara region and the Southeastern Anatolia region. It is good to know that Turkey has something to offer no matter when you come here. Many people know Turkey only for its cuisine, cities and sights, but there are many other things in Turkey that will surprise you. For example, you can go skiing because there are some excellent ski resorts. One of the most popular mountain destinations in Turkey is Palandoken, which is located in the eastern region of Erzurum and is also the highest mountain in the country at 3125 metres. But there are also some other popular ski resorts that you can visit, for example, Saklikent Ski Resort - Antalya, Uludag Ski Resort - Bursa, Ilgaz Mountain Resort - Kastamonu, Davraz Ski Centre - Isparta, Erciyes Ski Resort - Kayseri...
The largest city in the country is Istanbul, while the capital is Ankara. One of the most interesting facts about Istanbul is certainly the fact that this city is located on two continents, in Europe and in Asia, the two sides being connected by the Galata Bridge. Istanbul is divided by the Bosphorus: the west bank is in Europe and the east bank, in turn, is in Asia.
But of course, there are really countless sights worth visiting in this country. If you are taking a road trip through Turkey, you really should have a good plan, because there are so many destinations to visit and so many different things to see and do in each of these places that you simply cannot go everywhere. It's good to get well informed and then visit the places according to your own preferences and at your own pace. Here are some suggestions: Goebekli Tepe (Potbelly Hill), the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, the Greek Temple of Artemis, the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Bergama,. The ancient city of Aphrodisias, Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Edirne, Bursa, Cesme, Bodrum, Konya, Urfa, Cappadocia, the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Mosque, the Topkapı Palace, Pamukkale, Mount Nemrut, Oelduedeniz, Aspendos, Patara, Ani, Safranbolu, the Sumela Monastery...
If you are planning a visit to Turkey, you can be sure that you will have a great time. This country really has so many different things to offer that every tourist and traveller will find something for them here. You can either explore history by visiting museums, historical sites, monuments, etc. Or you can come here to spend an active holiday with numerous sports activities that you can do here. You can also just come here and relax on the beaches, in spas or wellness facilities... then you can explore the unspoiled nature and eat delicious food, so as written, there is something for every type of traveller. Buckle up and drive safely!
Where to eat, drink, and party in Kayseri
Many tourists and travellers say that Kayseri is a paradise for all foodies. The cuisine here, as in most Turkish cities, is really delicious and also very important in people's everyday life. You can enjoy many traditional Turkish dishes in this city. There are many great restaurants all over the city and you can choose from a wide range of local dishes and also many menus from other parts of the world.
Most famous traditional foods of Kayseri are Pastırma, Sucuk, Mantı and Yağlama.
Best restaurant in Kayseri
My Pirzolam Steak & Kebap
Gubate Restaurant ve KahvaltI Evi
Kayseri KahvaltI DunyasI
Agacalti Kebap Salonu
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to hire a car in Turkey?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Turkey?
The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. There is no young drivers fee for any car groups. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
Do I need car insurance in Turkey?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Turkey with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Turkey?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Turkey?
In case your driver’s license is printed in the Latin alphabet, you do not normally need to have an International Driving Permit for Renting a car in Turkey.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Turkey?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Turkey?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Renault Clio and Hyundai i20 often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Turkey?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, Keddy, Auto union, Pandora Car Hire and NoktAuto rent a Car Companies.
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Turkey?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Hyundai i20, Renault Clio, Peugeot 308, Ford Fiesta.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Turkey?
Most car rentals in Turkey offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
Is it safe to hire a car in Turkey?
It is perfectly safe to hire a car in Turkey. Driving in Turkey can be a challenge, but it is completely safe.
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