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.