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What to do with 2 extra days on the Aegean

Alexandria, VA
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What to do with 2 extra days on the Aegean

I would be grateful for some suggestions about how to spend two days somewhere not too far from Izmir. I will be leaving Selcuk on May 20 and have to be in Istanbul on May 22. I will likely fly to Istanbul from Izmir, unless there's a compelling reason to take the train, although in general I prefer not to spend long days on transport.

I'd love to spend the two days (and nights) in some little town off the tourist circut. A picturesque and authentic village, perhaps on the coast (but not necessarily), would be ideal. A simple, clean, and friendly guest house would be fine for me. Also, I am a woman traveling alone, so that should be acceptable to the locals. I will be using public transport exclusively, but for the right place, I'd consider renting a car in Selcuk if I could easliy drop it at the airport in Izmir.

Thanks!

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1. Re: What to do with 2 extra days on the Aegean

Pretty little Sirince is the obvious choice but you could also consider the area around Çeşme,Foça or Alçatı.Around Çeşme there are some very nice thermal spa hotels if you fancy pampering yourself for a day!

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2. Re: What to do with 2 extra days on the Aegean

Travelling on your own would not be a problem.

Flyings simple,easy and an excellent method of getting from Izmir to Istanbul.

Foca is perhaps the least commercialised of the choices, however unfortunately once a place is "discovered" and has facilities everyone else finds it too.

Enjoy

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3. Re: What to do with 2 extra days on the Aegean

Thank you both. I will look into all of these suggestions during my flight on Friday. Much appreciated!

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