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Jul 17th, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Otherchelebi Fethiye to Birgi travel time

OC,
I am back planning my Turkey having been distracted by a short notice trip to Cambodia to visit my volunteering son.

Having decided to visit Birgi and Bozdag, what is the driving time from Fethiye to Birgi?

Will you be in Iznik in early October?
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Jul 17th, 2012, 09:38 PM
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I'm not sure www.viamichelin.com will work for you, but give it a shot.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 12:44 AM
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Suki1, when we did it we took one of four or five alternative routes.
We spent the morning at Gemiler beach, ceylan dancing with a bee or two and then made it to Birgi through Mugla-Cine-Aydin-Kosk-Bademli-Odemis (ended up going through the weekly market street) and thence to Birgi about dusk. Must have taken about 6 hours or so including the very scenic mountain crossing from Kosk to Bademli.

Checking my maps, I can see a possibly faster alternative :
Fethiye- Kemer-Acipayam-Denizli-Sarigol-Kiraz-Birgi,
a possibly more scenic but slower one :
Fethiye-Kemer-Acipayam-Denizli-Nazilli-Beydag-Birgi.

There are others with other mountain crossings or mostly more major highways but going North of Selcuk to Odemis and longer milage.

In any case 6 hours including some fuel and rest stops seems to be par for the route to Birgi. Bozdag is only 30 minutes or so from Birgi. Birgi has just that one B&B where we stayed. Bozdag and Golcuk have a larger number of B&Bs and also hotels which will have better facilities.

We will be leaving istanbul on October 9 to the United States for three weeks and should be in Istanbul definitely 6-9 Oct. It is possible that we may spend a few days at Iznik before that during the first few days in october since Darka (our development will not be crowded with schools having started and especially our neighbor's kids will not be there. - )

Even if we are not there, we will leave a message at the gate and you can visit to spend time at the facilities, swim in the lake if the weather is good and eat and drink at the cafe.restaurant)

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Jul 18th, 2012, 04:40 AM
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Could going north to Selcuk be quicker even though covering more miles?
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Jul 18th, 2012, 05:46 AM
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All of these routes seem to be about 300-350 kilometers or so.

The Kosk-Odemis road has 45 kilometres of mountain.

there are three possible routes from the Aydin-Izmir motorway to odemis. Two through Tire, taking earlier exits than Selcuk and one taking an exit after Selcuk and not going through Tire. These three routes seem to be about 6o kilometres each. They would be through valleys and not cross high mountain ranges but will be busier than the ones I wrote earlier with more villages with reduced speed zones, higher possibility of radar and also more and better roadside cafes and restaurants.
We have not taken any of those because they were not adventurous enough. I think we saw only three vehicles during the 45 mile mountain crossing from Kosk to Bademli, and that was where a 4-6 year old kid threw a small stone at our car while some older ones waved to us. The road we took was paved well with no potholes but could have gotten bad since then.

In general, you will find that Turkish highways are quite good and kept in good repair. Spring is usually the worst time for driving because the crews would just be starting to repair the Winter weather damage. Fall would be the best.

Hopefully you will not be rushing. You should give yourself time to investigate the brown signed locations on your route and have a gozleme or two with some well-brewed Turkish tea on the way at scenic locations and maybe chat up some villagers or other travelers. It will help to have John Freely's books for out-of-the-way, less well-known historic sites. This trip is rewardin in itself and not only because where you wish to arrive. (by the way Cine kofte, or meat balls, are nothing to rave about)

i truely envy that day of yours.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Last question on this topic. How long to allow Birgi - Sardis - Begama?
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Jul 18th, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Birgi to Sardis is about one hour.

Sardis to Bergama should be about three hours or less.
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