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2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

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2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

Hi,

I am planning to reach Selcuk on the morn of 29-Apr from Goreme by an overnight bus. I have 2 days before leaving for Antalya on 30th night.

I was thinking of doing the following-

29th- Ephesus DIY tour

30th- Pammukale day tour (my reading says Aphrodisias will be a stretch & I won't be able to cover it on same day)

My questions on above are-

1. For Ephesus DIY- should I use local transport/ taxi on the go or hire a car to give me max mobility? Considering it's only 2 of us, will a car hire be economical?

2. How can I book a Pammukale day tour (online in advance or in Selcuk itself?) and how much will it cost?

3. For onward journey to Antalya, what would be more convenient & have options? Continue from Pammukale or come back to Selcuk to catch a bus. How much should this journey ideally cost?

Thanks in advance! :)

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11. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

PS Domestic airline carriers in Turkey

http://www.onurair.com.tr/default_eng.aspx

http://www.thy.com/

www.atlasjet.com/AtlasjetWeb/atlasjet.kk…

http://www.flypgs.com/en/default.aspx

www.anadolujet.com/

www.sunexpress.com/tr

you could try these sites for finding flights

www.aerobilet.com/

www.skyscanner.net

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12. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

Thanks for the references.. but i just remembered that my afternoon flight from Antalya to Istanbul is already booked. So I guess I will stick to my original plan, even though I will now have to foolishly criss cross a bit :(

So now it will be Selcuk (Ephesus)- Pamukkale- Antalya.

Just wondering if it's possible, that if I start early from Selcuk for Pamukkale.. can I cover the cotton castles & Hierapolis by say 2/3 PM and then catch the 4.30 or 6PM bus from Denizli Otogar. This way I can reach Antalya by 9-10 PM and get the full next day for sightseeing.

Or would this be cutting too close & not getting enough time in Pamukkale?

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13. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

I think 4 hours at Pamukkale would be fine, yes, start early.

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14. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

thanks for all the inputs David & canmom. :)

last ques- will it be possible to store the luggage at Pamukkale bus station or Denizli otogar while I go sightseeing? Also how much time will it take b/w these two through the local bus?

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15. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

If you buy your onward ticket to Antalya when you arrive at Denizli, then you can leave your bags at the bus company's office. I guess the 16:30 Pamukkale Turizm bus would be the best one, arriving Antalya 20:15.

You'll need to start from Selcuk pretty early, maybe no direct buses to Denizli at that time, so take a bus to Aydin first and then change for a bus to Denizli. I recommend being on a bus departing Aydin around 08:00-09:00, which means getting a bus from Selcuk at about 07:30.

Oh dear, there isn't a 07:30 bus from Selcuk to Aydin - http://selcukefes.org/selcuk-aydin.html - 07:00 or 08:00.

Lots of buses from Aydin to Denizli with Pamukkale Turizm and Kamil Koc.

https://www.pamukkale.com.tr/

http://www.kamilkoc.com.tr/

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16. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

If you're prepared to take a later bus from Denizli to Antalya, then maybe take the direct bus from Selcuk to Denizli at 09:30 with Kamil Koc. You'll probably arrive at Pamukkale at about 13:30.

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17. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

Ok.. So there are no direct buses from Selcuk to Pamukkale? And Pamukkale to Denizli takes an hour?

Will it be possible to hire a car from Selcuk and leave it at Denizli? I'm assuming driving self to Pamukkale and Denizli is easy with GPS and leaving bags in the car is safe..

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18. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

Denizli to Pamukkale is 20km, more like 30mins by dolmus.

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19. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

hey guys, i was thinking about another alternative..

reach denizli from Gerome early morning, do Pamukkale same day, head to Selcuk post lunch

next day- full day Ephesus.. there is a Pamukkale tourizm bus from Selcuk to Antalya at 23.59 at night, reaches at 6.30 in the morn which is perfect for me. My only concern here is what will I do evening onwards till so late at night.

I am staying at hotel Bella so i guess could kill some time in their lobby/ post dinner can I sit at the station for 1-2 hours by myself.. will it be safe enough?

Also, this seems to be the only bus service starting from Selcuk to Antalya. Should I book it in advance or ok to wait until I can buy directly at Denizli otogar the day before?

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20. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

Selçuk is a great place to spend an evening and you will have no trouble passing away the time in one of the restaurants or bars. The centre of the town is just a short stroll from the Bella and the station is nearby and very safe.