The following are standard opening hours.

Tourist information 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm Monday to Friday

Restaurants 11am to 10pm

Bars 4pm to late

Nightclubs 11pm to late

Shops 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday (longer in tourist areas and big cities – including weekend opening)

Government departments, offices and banks 8.30am tonoon and 1.30pm to 5pm Monday to Friday

More Information

Most museums close on Monday; from April to October, many have extended hours. Other businesses with seasonal variations include bars, which are likely to stay open later in summer than in winter, and tourist offices in popular locations, which open for longer hours and at sometimes at weekends during summer.

The working day shortens during the holy month of Ramazan. Devoutly religious cities such as Konya and Kayseri virtually shut down during noon prayers on Friday (the Muslim sabbath); apart from that, Friday is a normal working day.