Going in mid-September, I am a 65 yr. old solo woman traveler (so, alas, no car rentals) who likes to stay in a place for 3-4 days and vacation as well as adventure. Here's my itinerary and questions:
Istanbul. 5 days. I'm all set.
Flight to Izmir. Ephesus & Pamukkale - 3 days, Where should I make my home base? Is there a tour company you like?
A pretty, relaxing beach. 3 days. Feyithe? Cirali? Olympos? Other? I see lots of mixed opinions. Should I fly from Izmir?
Goreme and Cappadocia. I have a hotel in Goreme, 4 days. How should I travel from the beach? Into Kayseri or Neveshir? What are the best tours for seeing the landscape? Is it a difficult trek, and do I need hiking boots? Tours need a minimum number, and I'm concerned that some may not "go." Should I be concerned in late September? Is ballooning a must?
Back to Istanbul for a few nights.
The landscape is what I love, and so, is there anything else on this loop that I must see? Which agent or airlines can help with internal flights?
Thanks so much!