And how much time does the bus take? Or are there any day tours organized?
Ashwinbahulka, it is very easy to get a tour to ASPENDOS. Many hotels/pensions advertise tours to all parts of TURKEY. I am sure you won;t have a problem.
Many hotels and pensions .provide tours. I am one to sure you will get one to suit you. ASPENDOS is about 90 minutes from ANTALYA.
I'm not sure if any of the long distance buses would drop you off at the Aspendos junction, but you could probably take a Serik Koop bus from Antalya otogar (bus station) to Serik and then get another small local bus/dolmus heading east that could drop you there (or maybe the Manavgat Seyahat bus company that runs from Antalya to Manavgat, stopping at most places along the way, could drop you at the junction in one hit). It's about a 4km walk from the main road to Aspendos.
The guys at Turkish bus stations are usually very helpful and could point you in the right direction.
If hiring a car is it easy to navigate roads out of Kaleici area to Perge and Aspendos then back....would setting off early morning be better to avoid peak hour..or is it mostly the same traffic all day? thanks
Looks like going by bus is not that convenient, how much would a typical aspendos-perge day tour cost?
@ MaeM14 - when I drove out of Kaleici in October I found it pretty chaotic. I just followed my nose. If you head east you should hit Aspendos Bulvarı pretty soon, follow signs for the airport (Havalimanı). For me returning to Kaleici was trickier than leaving Antalya.
@ ashwinbahulkar - 50 euros for a day tour to Side, Perge, Aspendos and Manavgat waterfalls. As davidmac92 says, every hotel in Kaleici will be able to set you up with a tour. And there are signposts all around Kaleici advertising the tours.
50 Euros seems to be on the higher side,right? Is hiring a car with a driver cheaper, because a remember a website which offered car rentals for around 30Euros.
Thanks davidm1 will plan course ahead...prefer our own car to give us flexibilty We will leave early orning may miss some of the traffic
If you Google "Perge Aspendos tours", you'll find several agents advertising the tour. I've seen prices of 55 & 70 euros. You'll probably be able to get it cheaper from one of the agents in Antalya when you're there.
You can also hire a driver guide in Antalya.If you contact one of the local agents in Antalya,you can hire your personal driver guide.If you search driver guide in Antalya on google,you can find the local agents in Antalya which provide the service.Edited: 16 January 2012, 12:51