Bodrum or Kusadasi to round out last 3 days in Turkey?

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Bodrum or Kusadasi to round out last 3 days in Turkey?

Post by Primetime » Wed May 19, 2010 5:26 am

A senior friend and I are finishing a first time trip to Turkey with a visit to Ephesus. We fly into Izmir from Cappadocia on June 19th. We have 3 nights and two full days before flying to Istanbul on the 22nd for an overnight before returning to the USA. We plan to spend the evening of our arrival in Selcuk, then tour Ephesus on the 20th, the next day. We have the evening of the 20th and all day on the 21st to kick back and enjoy the Agean coast before returning to Istanbul. Here is the question: how best to do that? Should we drive to Bodrum after Ephesus and spend the 2 nights there or lessen the travel time by staying nearby, perhaps in Kusadasi? Interested in hearing opinions from more seasoned travelers. Primetime


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Re: Bodrum or Kusadasi to round out last 3 days in Turkey?

Post by turkeytom » Fri May 21, 2010 5:44 pm

If you're into archeology, here's an excellent day tour to Priene, Miletus, Didyma and Altinkum Beach:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/A ... index.html

You can spend a pleasant half-day in Şirince, only a short ride from Ephesus:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/A ... index.html

You could also do an overnight trip to Aphrodisias and Pamukkale:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/A ... index.html

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/A ... index.html

The ride from Selçuk/Ephesus to Bodrum is about 2-1/2 to 3 hours, so you could do a day-trip there, or stay overnight.

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/A ... index.html

If you decide to spend the night in Bodrum, you could fly directly from Bodrum's airport to Istanbul rather than returning to Izmir airport.

Tom Brosnahan

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