Due to work projects, we've decided the best time to visit (re-visit) Turkey & Italy is in late November - early December 2014. It'll be cold, of course, but the weather won't be a problem for us. It's more getting around and seeing all the sights and exploring Turkey for this leg of the trip. We'll be in Turkey two weeks.
Please comment or recommend other areas to visit. To date, the plan is to visit Istanbul for a week, then a half week in Selcuk/Ephesus (as I usually recommend), then a half week in Cappadocia. I want us to hit all the major sights.
Yet for me, the issue is that I've seen many of these spots 1-2-3 times and would like to see a different part of Turkey. I know that Bodrum & Antalya won't be great spots to visit in December, and Ankara doesn't hold much interest really. Marmaris might be a good place to see - any thoughts? Also, I've read many posts over the years where locals & visitors recommend more remote and atypical places to visit.
Any thoughts or suggestions for a visitor whose been to Turkey many times?
I've been to Mt. Nemrut, Harran, Mardin, Saniurfa, Karatayhan caravanserai, Atatürk dam, Birecik, Göbekli Tepe, Abrahim's cave, etc. I loved the area quite a lot, especially the food - and December would be a good time to visit since visitors need to be well-covered. When I was last there, it was hot and I wore a short-sleeved t-shirt, e.g. sleeves on my shoulders. It was 90F+ outside and women glared at me with ire & disgust. The men, behaving with appropriate conservative-Muslim constraint, took my lunch order looking at my neck or shoulder.
So, any thoughts or recommendations for a frequent visitor - or something you loved that you didn't expect, I'd be very grateful to hear about! Thanks so much!
- GlobeEdited: 25 March 2014, 01:46