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Suggested Departure/Return Times for Izmir/Ephesus

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Suggested Departure/Return Times for Izmir/Ephesus

I have been exclusively using the search feature for the past few months as we plan our trip to Istanbul in two weeks time, but I just cannot find an answer to this one.

We are in Istanbul from the US from Nov 11th - 18th and want to take a day trip over to Izmir/Ephesus. From the previous postings here, I am using aerobillet to find schedules and prices, but I am wondering what a good departure/return time would be and perhaps even the best day of the week?

At first I thought Monday would be good (given museum closures in IST), but that is our first full day there and I would like to take the time to get acclimated. If we get the museum pass on Tuesday in IST, we could go to Ephesus on Thursday so we can use within the 72 hour period?


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No problems with Thursday. If you fly Atlasjet they have a free shuttle from the Izmir airport to Selcuk and return. The shuttle meets the flights which is really handy. I'd leave Istanbul no later than 9 - takes about an hour and allow 3/4 to get to Selcuk. Selcuk is a pleasant little town and many nice restaurants. You could eat there and return later to Istanbul.

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