I wonder if anyone would mind looking at my itinerary and advising.....First time to Turkey we are keen to see all this interesting country has to offer. After time in Istanbul then Goreme. We arrive 21 June into Izmir (from Cappadoccia) and have 8 nights til our departure from Antalya. This is my plan so far:
Day 1: Pick up hire car Izmir airport (4pm) and drive to Sirince
Day 2: Ephesus in the morning then drive to Bodrum (to see it) then evening ferry to Datca
peninsular and stay Datca.
Day 3: Datca
Day 4: Gocek or Fethiye
Day 5: Gocek/Fethiye to Kas via Saklikent Gorge
Day 6: Kas (day boat trip?)
Day 7: Kas
Day 8: Cirali (Olympos)
Day 9: Fly from Antalya
I know not long anywhere but my aim was to mix up and not do too many one-nighters.
Do you think is possible Day 2? I know lots to see at Ephesus but also want to see Bodrum area and stay a little farther from the madding crowd in Datca. We like things historical but also scenery and love small fishing villages but with nice accommodation and good local food. Being mid fifties and quite fit def want to avoid noisy bars/nightclub areas tho love a rustic 'taverna'.
Also a bit of swimming. and would rather be in less package-touristy areas.
Thanks anyone much appreciated.