(I tried to post this to the general Izmir Province forum, but TA is forcing me to choose a specific city...)
I've just returned from 3 wonderful weeks in Turkey and am planning a return visit in the near future. During my first trip, I was able to visit Ephesus, Meryemana, Sirince, and Artemis Tapinagi. Due to unavailability of group tours and time constrains, I was not able to visit Aphrodisias, Priene, Miletus, Didyma, and Bergama. I would like to rectify this on my return visit.
So, what is the most time-efficient way to see all four? Is it better to begin from Izmir (arriving via airplane) or Kusadasi (arriving via cruise) or somewhere else?
I assume that it would be impossible to see all four within a day (I guess arriving via cruise ship is out, unless cruise ends in Kusadasi), so where what town would you recommend staying overnight before proceeding to the next site?
Can this itinerary be accomplished using a combination of group tour and public transportation, or reasonably by just either?
Thanks again for your help!