Travel between Cappadocia and Antalya with Toddler

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Juliekl
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Travel between Cappadocia and Antalya with Toddler

Post by Juliekl » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:24 am

My husband, 4 yeare old son & I will be spending 2 weeks in Turkey in June. Ideally we would like to spend a 4-5 days in Istanbul, then fly to Cappadocia for a few days and then spend the remaining time in Antalya. Since there aren't any direct flights from Cappadocia to Antalya, I'm considering hiring a local guide to drive us. However, I'm concerned that a day in the car might be too much handle for both my 4 year old and his loving parents' sanity! How horrible is the drive between Cappadocia and Antalya? Am I crazy to consider it with a toddler? Should we re-think our itinerary and skip Cappadocia altogether? Any advice is greatly appreciated!


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Re: Travel between Cappadocia and Antalya with Toddler

Post by davcamp » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:10 am

Hello,
Car hire will be very expensive!!!
I would leave early in the day and hop an intercity bus (very comfy - more leg room) and stop in Konya for lunch and stretch. Bus ride s/b about 3.5 hours.
At Konya buy your bus ticket to Anatlya and visit a restaurant near the bus depot, hop back on bus toward Antalya for another 3 hour ride, arrive by early afternoon.
While in Istanbul use my site for tips....
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Re: Travel between Cappadocia and Antalya with Toddler

Post by carrie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:11 pm

Thanks to another member on Trip advisor... I Just found this out this morning..Pegasus Airlines will start a direct flight from Antalya to Kayseri or Kayseri to Antalya with flights beginning on June 01 ( 01.06.2010) - until the end of October ( 29.10.2010 )..flights are on Tuesday and Fridays ( twice a week )

http://www.flypgs.com/en/

Antalya(AYT) Kayseri(ASR)

Kalkış:Antalya(AYT) 08.06.2010 Sal 22:30
Varış:Kayseri(ASR) 08.06.2010 Sal 23:35

Toplam Ücret TL 48.99

Departure: Kayseri(ASR) 25.06.2010 Fri 23:59
Arrival: Antalya(AYT) 26.06.2010 Sat 01:05

This is great news for those who dont want to drive or take an overnight bus.
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