This is my first post in a travel forum. I'm traveling with my 72-year-old mother to Greece and Turkey for 2 weeks in April to fulfill a life long dream of hers. She has chosen to visit Athens for several days, then Ephesus and, finally, Istanbul for 5-6 days. We want to take a ferry to Turkey in order to visit Ephesus on our way to Istanbul.
My question is this: Is it realistic to think that we could disembark from an overnight ferry on Samos Island, take an early ferry to Kusadasi, take a bus to Selcuk, drop off luggage at bus station, taxi/walk to Ephesus, tour Ephesus, taxi/walk back to Selcuk and take a bus to Izmir for the night? The next day we would hope to take a train-ferry to Istanbul. Does this seem possible? I welcome any suggestions as I'm just beginning to plan the trip.
Thanks so much!