Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Houses, Gardens & Walking in England
  2. 2 San Francisco retirees would like to move to Paris for a year- crazy idea?
  3. 3 Planning a solo trip mostly to France, advice please!
  4. 4 What's the biggest mistake you made on a European trip?
  5. 5 Looking for Italy Itinerary Advice (8N)
  6. 6 Short Trip in July
  7. 7 Rome neighborhoods equivalent to arrondissements 6 and 7 in Paris?
  8. 8 English Gardens Itinerary Advice please
  9. 9 Itinerary review from a overplanner
  10. 10 Italy Honeymoon in September
  11. 11 Booking trains in Europe (Venice to Chur)
  12. 12 Advice on Sicily & Aeolian Islands
  13. 13 Train in Switzerland from Basel to Zermatt to Zurich
  14. 14 Overnight in Montpellier?
  15. 15 38 Days in Paris
  16. 16 Naxos car rental
  17. 17 Greek Islands (small)
  18. 18 Fes to Southern Spain (Jerez, Malaga)
  19. 19 Bringing wine home from Italy?
  20. 20 Domestic Connection Times at Athens Airport?
  21. 21 Things to do in Brussels
  22. 22 Opinion on sights in Florence
  23. 23 question on Barcelona itinerary
  24. 24 Summer 2016: Little details I worried about – and need not have
  25. 25 Recommendations for Wiesbaden
View next 25 » Back to the top

Mid-April 2012: WHERE to spend 3-4 days w/ car after Selcuk/Ephesus area?

Jump to last reply

After 5 nights in Istanbul, we fly to Izmir and pick up a rental car for a week, with drop-off at Izmir airport.

We arrive in Izmir around noon on Tuesday, April 17. We depart from Izmir at 1 PM on Tuesday April 24 -- destination Istanbul, then a connecting flight to Amsterdam .

We have a booking for 4 nights at Hotel Bella in Selcuk. We can amend or cancel that reservation until a few days prior to our scheduled arrival date.

While at the Hotel Bella, we will probably divide our time as follows: Selcuk, Sirince (Day 1) Ephesus (Day 2) Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Laodicea (Day 3) Didym, Prienne, Miletus (Day 4)

(I'm thinking 3 nights may be enough, to liberate more time for areas further to the south. Perhaps we could visit Didym etc while en route to our next hotel)

I'm hoping to get advice on where we should spend our time after Selcuk.

All the accounts I've read about the Antalya region make it sound delightful -- but all the accounts seem to be from warm-weather months.

I realize it is not really beach weather but I do like the sea. Even temperatures of 16-18 C (normal April temperature = 20-21 C) would be satisfactory, it there's sun.

I'd like to see some historic sites. I like just relaxing on a hotel terrace or over a nice lunch. I like to walk. One constraint is my spouse's heart condition: vigourous hikes and hill-climbing are not entirely practicable, unless I do them alone.

If we had 4 nights (perhaps 2 + 2 or 3 +1) to allocate, where should we base ourselves? Antalya/ Cirali? Fethiye? Kas?

(For the night of April 23, we would have to be somewhere within 2-3 hours' drive of Izmir airport)

Or is this simlpy the WRONG season to take a trip along the coast? If so, can someone suggest a completely different strategy? We're open to all suggestions. Thanks.

36 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement