Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Back from 2 fabulous weeks in turkey!

Jump to last reply

We're just back from a wonderful trip (2 wks) to Istanbul, Selcuk/ephesus, cappadocia, and the antalya area. Too crammed with sights, experiences, flavors and wonderful people to describe it all here, but i received so much help from this board in planning my trip that I wanted to post and will be happy to answer any questions. Turkey was incredible and far surpassed my expectations (which were high to begin with)!!
Hotels we stayed in everywhere were excellent:
Istanbul - Blue House (ideal location and rooftop terrace is great)
Selcuk - Kalehan (make sure it's a room at the back)
Cappadocia - Gamirasu Cave Hotel. There've been a lot of posts regarding this hotel, and it definitely lived up to all the praise. I don't think our Cappadocia experience would have been quite as magical anywhere else. They've created a warm and friendly, family-like atmosphere in a beautiful setting, making for a one of a kind experience.
Antalya - Marina Hotel (kaleici area, great location right by the Marina).
I planned the itinerary I wanted and chose the hotels myself, but decided to use a travel agent for booking internal flights withing Turkey, for booking some of the hotels, and also for booking a car and driver to get from cappadocia to antalya and also to have at our disposal for 2 days around antalya. I used Ekol Travel/Turkish Tours Central, which I found on the web. We were very happy with them - they were extremely efficient, cars were comfortable their drivers were pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable, and their prices were reasonable.
A last word for those hesitant to travel to the region given what's going on in the world these days - I felt safer than at home (NYC). So go!

10 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Driving to Paris... Parking?
  2. 2 Driving through southern Germany, would you book accomodation in advance?
  3. 3 Trip Report Art Deco architecture along the English Channel
  4. 4 Chip but no PIN
  5. 5 Trip Report Our Spain Adventure -- Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona! (Part One)
  6. 6 Italy/France 22 day Itinerary - Help Please :)
  7. 7 Who has stayed at a Citadines Paris property?
  8. 8 Day trip to Rothenberg from Munich
  9. 9 Cornwall Trip Addition
  10. 10 Trip Report Madrid and London
  11. 11 Connecting with forum locals in Paris
  12. 12 Madrid Tapas Tour
  13. 13 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  14. 14 Unique Venice Activity
  15. 15 Florence & Rome Itinerary, hotel, tour co. critique please!
  16. 16 Normandy, Brittany and Loire Valley in May - please help with itinerary
  17. 17 Tram 28 safe to travel with kids?
  18. 18 Excursions from Dubrovnik--wine/olive oil tasting, sailing/boat tours
  19. 19 car rental advice in Portugal
  20. 20 Traveling to Eastern Europe
  21. 21 What to wear
  22. 22 Trip Report Back from Budapest- Report Including Eger, Szentendre and London
  23. 23 Small group for Colosseum
  24. 24 Lofoten ferry
  25. 25 Upcoming Spain itinerary-eyeballs please!
View next 25 » Back to the top