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2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

Gurugram (Gurgaon...
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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! :)

Cirali / Antalya
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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

Gurugram (Gurgaon...
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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?

The New Forest, UK
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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.

Gurugram (Gurgaon...
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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?

The New Forest, UK
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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/

The New Forest, UK
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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.

Gurugram (Gurgaon...
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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..

The New Forest, UK
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18. Re: 2 days in Selcuk- what to do & how?

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

Gurugram (Gurgaon...
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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.