My 19 yo son and I are taking a first trip to Istanbul in late Aug. Would appreciate input from others that know Istanbul - I know it's not much time and there are amazing sites to see in the city, but I'd love to get to a beach for 1 night - any suggestions? I'd prefer the Aegean, but I've heard the Black Sea could be interesting. I've read that it would be best to fly, can anyone provide an approximation of airfare to Izmir (correct airport??) - Any chance we can do a beach & Ephesus in @1.5 days? Recommendations for a quiet town/hotel (well...not deadly quiet w/ a 19 yo old in tow!)?
Always appreciate the great input I've received with these forums! One last question - any comments on the Levni Hotel?