Dunk me into a Pamukkale pond!
May the Library of Celesus at Ephesus give me Knowledge!
I had posted this question eariler, didn't get a response...and will re-word:
This is part of a 14 day trip in September: 4 days Istanbul-Fly to Cappadocia-3 days Goreme-Fly to Izmir, rent a car -2-3 days Selcuk-4 days Cirali. This is my first trip to Turkey,
2 days Selcuk - see Ephesus and other sites of course
1 day/overnight Aphrodisias/Pamukkale/Hierapolis
Then drive to Cirali through the mountains/Antalya - 5 hour drive???
should I stay 3 days in Selcuk, make a day trip to see Aphrodisias-take a look at the famous travertine terraces-skip Hierapolis ruins
then drive along the coast to Cirali - 5 hour drive???
I guess my biggest concern doing the one night around Pamukkale, is it makes more sense to visit Aphrodisias on the way to Pamukkale but I am not so sure it is a good idea to leave luggage in the car while visiting Aphrodisias. Of course, could leave luggage in hotel in Pamukkale and double back to Aphrodisias.
Also it seems Selcuk seems a nicer place to stay than Pamukkale. Also it might be a nicer drive along the coast to Cirali.
Finally it seems either route I take (Pamukkale/mountains or Coast) it would be about 5 hours to Cirali. Is this correct?
Please help this desperate guy! Thank you!