I've looked at a number of guidebooks and read many of the posts, and have finally narrowed down where we'd like to be. Now I'm turning to the experts here!
We are looking for a good base to explore ruins for a handful of days (maybe 3 or so), at minimum Tlos, Pinara, Kayakoy and probably one of those kayak or glass bottomed boat tours of Kekova.
Good local (small) restaurants or street vendors a huge plus, and we'd rather not feel like we're purely surrounded by fellow tourists and tourist shops.
Also, this might be silly, but one consideration might be where there's a good reputable tour operator for small group tours. For instance, in Cappadocia there are a handful (like Turkish Heritage Travel) that we know we can tap for standard tours with no shopping, and only 8-12 folks on the bus, and with great historical knowledge.
Thanks so much!