Izmir or Cappadocia for Day Trip?

Sep 26th, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Izmir or Cappadocia for Day Trip?

Hi,

I will be in Istanbul in December and am looking into a day trip to either Izmir or Cappadocia. Would appreciate any feedback on which one would be a better choice for a day trip. This will be my first trip to either spot and I have found flights online for both Izmir and Keyseri.

Thanks!
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Sep 26th, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Cappadocia is spectacular but difficult in one day, Pamukkale might be another option if you can get a flight into Denizli. We were less impressed with Izmir although much of the area south of the city is great.
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Sep 26th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Izmir with the intention of visiting Ephesus.
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Sep 26th, 2012, 07:57 PM
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I'm with Michael on this question - try for Ephesus. As Davero says, Cappadocia is amazing, but it doesn't make a good day trip from Istanbul (and really deserves at least 2 days if not more).

Enjoy!
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Sep 26th, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Izmir is a very large noisy, crowded, dirty city and the
traffic is terrible. I'd go almost anywhere but there. JMHO.
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Sep 26th, 2012, 10:11 PM
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As Michael noted, Izmir is a logical stop for a flight from Istanbul if one's goal is to visit Ephesus.
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