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Overnight Trip to Ephesus from Bodrum

Jan 16, 2013  Experience Turkey's Past
4.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

We took a road trip from Bodrum up to Ephesus and stayed overnight in Selcuk.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Gumusluk, Milas, Soke, Kusadasi, Selcuk, Yalikavak
  • Category: Roadtrip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Repeat visitors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Gumusluk
    Gumusluk, Bodrum

    Perfect place to start your day. This early in the morning, Gumusluk is still a sleeply little fishing village.

  • 2. Milas
    Milas, Mugla Province

    Head towards the airport and through Milas.

  • 3. Lake Bafa Nature Park
    Lake Bafa Nature Park, Milas, Mugla Province

    Lovely scenery near here. The road drives along the edge of the lake.

  • 4. Soke
    Soke

    We drove around Soke.

  • 5. Kusadasi
    Kusadasi

    After a long drive, it was good to head to LONG BEACH, in the southern part of Kusadasi. After lunch and a couple of swims, we headed through Kusadasi and onto Selcuk.

  • 6. Selcuk
    Selcuk, Izmir Province

    Arrived here mid afternoon

  • 7. Naz Han
    Nazhan Hotel & Cafe, Selcuk, Izmir Province
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    Avg price: $80

    Overnight stay at this centrally located hotel. Lots of charm, and perfectly located for wandering around the town.

  • 8. Ancient City of Ephesus
    Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir Province

    Excellent sightseeing. We spent about 1/2 day touring Ephesus. We entered through the south gate at 8.30am, and walked up to the north gate and then back down to the south gate where we'd parked the car. We left around 1pm.

  • 9. Celsus Library
    Celsus Library, Selcuk, Izmir Province

    Very photogenic. The most stunning archetecture in Ephesus.

  • 10. The Terrace Houses
    The Terrace Houses, Selcuk, Izmir Province

    These are a must see. It costs extra to enter the terrace houses, but well worth it.

  • 11. Kusadasi
    Kusadasi

    After Ephesus, we drove to KUSTUR BEACH in the northern part of Kusadasi (about 3km from the town centre), for a few hours of sun bathing and relaxing before driving back to the Bodrum Peninsula

  • 12. Yalikavak
    Yalikavak, Bodrum

    We followed the same route through Soke and Milas, and headed towards Yalikavak to watch the sunset, and then had dinner at the Paprika restaurant.