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hi am looking at going to turkey around October

where is best to go, do not want to sit around a pool or beach, like to visit sites etc

and any hotels you would recommend pref central to walk to places

many thanks


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1. Re: Turkey


Have you considered Side? It's an old Roman settlement, with plenty if ruins, little museum, Sat market, great base for trips to Cappadoccia, Pamukkale, Istanbul as well as historical sites nearby. There are relaxing boat trips, waterfall trips, larger markets to explore, picturesque harbour, long stretch if sand, l...o...n...g prom, along which to walk & the Oct temps are very pleasant. May need a layer at night though, if out walking.

We hire a car & explore on our own too.

check out the Barut hotel chain, like

Hemera, Arum, or adults only Andiz.


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2. Re: Turkey

Side is a great place to do those things as is Alanya, Antalya, Fethiye and majority of places in between.

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I second ResmeN here, allan c. Consider the different options big city against small town, nature versus city center, beach versus inland....

October is normally still summer-ish, hot is the day. With sometimes a day of rain towards the end of the month.

Alanya and Fethiye being the smaller towns, so less traveling time to get somewhere. I am afraid I am not familiar with Alanya, but speaking for Fethiye I can say it is a all year through normal working town, so not typical touristy. A lovley harbor, great back land, great hikes in the area (starting point of the Lycian Way. Walks to Kayaköy (2-3 options all about 7 to 8 kilomteres), Walk to Calis beach (6kilometer), walk around the peninsula (13 kilometer with spectacular views), and some further away trips to Saklikent gorge, fabulous Lycian sites, Ölüdeniz beach, Dalyan delta river and turtle beach, rural villages like Kayaköy, Faralya, Kabak, Eşen, Patara...

Hope this helps, good luck!

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4. Re: Turkey

as everyone will have their own special places in the sun there are many options or places to consider.

ıf you fly from the UK direct to Antalya Airport there are many places to visit.

If you like you can rent a car and self drive along the coast visiting many places.

One can easily spend 10 days just exploring the Antalya coastal areas ( Lycian coastline ) with the vast amount of historical and rural villages with lovely beaches..The entire coastline of Antalya ranging from the city of Antalya to Fethiye is a wonderful way to spend a vacation. And some with spendid beaches and historical areas. Here are some great places to visit south west from Antalya - Phaselis, Cirali, Myra, Kekova, Xanthos, Patara, and Kayakoy.

Along the Antalya coastline..always a car is preferred..but the local buses are cheap and available..

You can see my photos and the historicals sights in and around Antalya plus other places in Turkey at these pages;


A couple of places along the way from Antalya I recommend are Cirali, Kas, Ucagiz ( Kalekoy ), Patara and Kaya Koyu near Fethiye.

if you prefer a quietish resort then have a look at Cirali...transfer time 1.5 hrs from the Antalya airport...

Cirali ( Çıralı ) is a very lovely and unspoilt area...with Olimpos Roman ruins scattered in a pine forest, a secluded 4km non-touristy beach, fertile fields, and the Chimaera, the world's oldest and best-known natural "eternal flame". Also a natural nesting-ground for carretta carretta (loggerhead turtles).

This is the Chimaera or Yanartaş as it is know in Turkish .....Yanartaş - The mystical flames at the Chimaera. The Chimaera, a series of flames issuing out of cracks in the bare hillside, is one of the most unusual sites in the whole of Lycia.


check out these photos here; http://tinyurl.com/mo7fr6r

hope this helps a bit to get you started in planning. Where ever you decide to go have a super trip. It will be one trip of a lifetime.

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