Thought I would post this on the Istanbul thread and not just on the general "Turkey" thread.
Thanks in advance!
I'll be going to Turkey in October! My husband has a meeting in Istanbul on Oct. 22 and 23-we need to be there the afternoon of Oct. 21 for a dinner, and are planning to leave on Oct. 24.
That leaves us Oct 17-21 to fill with fun (I'd be arriving the evening of Oct. 16) We'd like to visit Ephesus, Pamukkale, and get in some beach and hiking time before heading back to Istanbul for the dinner on the 21st. We could rent a car, take the train, or even fly. I was thinking fly into Istanbul and then transfer by a short flight to the farthest destination (beach?), then work our way back north to Istanbul by whatever means.
So, I have a couple questions:
1) First of all, does this seem a do-able itinerary?
2) Is October still a good time to visit the beach? Given my time restraint, I would think the Aegean would be a better choice but I'm not sure it would be as warm as the Med at that time of year. We are more interested in quieter beach scenes-not the 24-hour party places. We love to hike, see ruins, swim and snorkel.
Thank you so much for any help!