is there accessible seecoast to and swim everyday?
does anyone know something about volunteer campus in selcuk? gsm organisation??
What to watch for and which way to go and where to stop using a car from Istanbul to Izmir?
I will be traveling to Ephesus in May and would like to find a program for any live music shows at the amphitheatre .
Any information on where to find a program on events would be appreciated.
We are using Ekol tour to see sites in Ephesus. They emailed and said they would give us a 50% discount off our tour for 4 people if we give 50% payment up front on our credit card? Is this safe to do???
looking for a convenient, budget wise place to stay when arriving late (21:00) at the airport in Izmir and wanting to tour Ephesus first thing in the morning?
Hi.. Can you recommend me how to get to Santorini from Ephesus?
where can i buy -basler-escada-clothes in izmir?
Doing some research I found a hostel "Guzel Izmir Hotel" which seems to be pretty much in the center ... any other hostel or hotel tips for a medium budget ;-) ?
We are returning to Ephesus and it will be on Orthodox Easter Sunday. On the last trip we took a dolmus from Kusadasi to Ephesus and wondered if there will be any dolmus on Easter Sunday to rely on for transportation to Ephesus and Selcuk. If not, then I need to make arrangements for private transport. Any other special circumstances that might revolve around being in Ephesus on Easter Sunday? Thanks
Can I get from Selcuk to Kas by bus in April 2013? What is the schedule? How long is the ride?
We are going to IZMIR on 2/17 by Norwegian cruise Jade. We like to go to Ephesus by bus. I would like to know how to travel from port to the bus station where we can find bus to Selcuk? Thank you in advance. Ron
I'm planning my first trip to Turkey in May on my own and I haven't got much time. I need to know if its possible to do this part of the itinerary like this: From Izmir to Selcuk to visit Efeso, catch an evening bus to Pamukkale, spend the night there and see the sights the following morning. (Aphrodisias and the Pamukkale travertines). That very night we need to take a bus to Marmaris to catch the ferry to Rhodes. Is it too tight a schedule? Thanks for any piece of advice! Julia
I'm going to Ephesus, second time there, but want to do the Terraces Houses this time. Do I buy my ticket at the main Ephesus gate or at the entrance to the Terrace Houses? Thank you
First time visitors to Turkey - 8 nights in Istanbul. Thought Izmir side trip would be a nice contrast to the big city. October 11-14 ( 4 nights)... Thought of going to Izmir, Cesme, and Ephesus. Any recommendations for itinerary? Enjoy visiting historical places, local foods, visiting friends' family in Cesme....thought of using Izmir as home base. Any hotel recommendations? Car rental? Is it better or safer to take taxis/buses? Turkish or other airlines to consider from Istanbul? New to VT - excited to hear from other members and looking forward to share my experiences when we return.
i'm planning to rent a car in Izmir port to go to Ephesus, my questions is is easy to get there? do i need a GPS system in the car , the traffic is hard i have just 6 hours. any suggestions? Thank you!!
I am planning to go Izmir in 3rd week of November & booked a hotel called Radisson blu @ Cesme. Do u think it's a good hotel & good place to go? But it looks like its v far from the airport. So I was thinking if I stay @ kusadasi as I will get free shuttle from airport by Atlasjet airline!! (I hope they still have shuttle @ that time of my stay) Plz give me advice!!! Also are there more things to see & do in Kusadasi or Cesme ?? I was looking @ some nice hotels there but can't decide which one is really good. Can someone help Plz!!!! Read more: Istanbul, Turkey Travel Forum
We have been to Ephesus twice before with guides- terrific experience. This time we want to go on our own from cruiseport in Kusadasi. I plan to go to ATM in Kusadasi before catching the dolmus, but I am having trouble finding current prices. I think maybe the entrance fee is up to 25TL per person at Ephesus. Can anyone verify this? What is the current entry fee for the Terrace Houses? What is the current rate to take the dolmus from Kusadasi to Ephesus? ( I realize it lets off near the bottom gate) Can I walk from the port to the bus stop to catch the Dolmus to Ephesus or do I need to take a dolmus to get from the port to the Central bus station to catch the Kusadasi-Selcuk dolmus? I want to have enough TL, but do not want to have alot left over. I believe it is respectful to pay in local currency, but I can't figure out how much and I believe they do not take credit cards, right? Thanks.
Where is the best place to buy a bottle of wine in Izmir. I'm only here for two days, staying at the Hilton,and would prefer to walk over.
Hello all! Does anybody know if same-day re-entry is permitted at Ephesus, or would I need to purchase two tickets? I am thinking of going early in the morning, head back into Selcuk mid-day, and then back to Ephesus late afternoon after crowds shrink. Thank you for any info!
Hi my husband and I going to visit Turkey the first time in July for 3 weeks we like to do trekking for 5 days. & go to Alacati for 10 days - My husband like to learn kitesurfing. Can you suggest the best area to stay. Close to the beach and town. We love old town and like to try all kind of different food, coffee and cake. Thanks
Hello, My husband and I plan on touring Ephesus next week. We are staying at a hotel in Selcuk. I've looked in to booking a tour but they are kind of expensive. Can we stroll around on our own and still get the most out of it? Any tips would be most appreciated... Thanks.
Hi, I'll be having my trip by the last week of May and have EPHESUS as my number one of to-see-list. I understand that from Istanbul there is a flight to Izmir which is roughly more than an hour. Would be willing to go there in the morning and back to Istanbul. QUESTION: 1.) From Izmir airport how will i reach to ephesus? 2.) How much is the entrance for the ruins site, mother mary's house and other scenery. 3.) How much is the bus trip from Izmir to Ephesus (Efes) and back. 4.) Is there a scheduled bus trips to Ephesus from Izmir and back? Thanks!
Hi again! I cannot seem to get a web site in English for bus schedules and prices. We will be 4 adults travelling from Selcuk to Ayvalik on Saturday 16 June. We would like to spend some time at the market in Selcuk before we leave for Ayvalik. Will there be frequent buses travelling this route on a Saturday? How much time will it take more or less to get to Ayvalik and how much does it cost? Thank you so much for your help.
Hi! We are in Izmir for one day in April. As mentioned, we have been to Ephesus and Pergamon before. We have also visited Istanbul (as an example of the mosques, the bazaar that we have seen). We would really appreciate some suggestions for how to spend our day in Izmir? We are a young family. Are there more Christian/Biblical sights nearby? I saw Pumakkale, which looked very interesting, but it looks like it would be a 4 hour drive each way and probably too far for us. Looking forward to your kind suggestions. Thanks so much!
Hello,i have a conference to attend at Izmir University of Economics and am planning to stay in one of the hotels at Basmane Gari. I wanted to know what modes of travel are available between these two places. What is the distance between these two places and how much time does it take by bus? Thanking you in advance!
How far from Cruise Port and time wise to bus station to get bus to Epheus. Lots of people said not safe on buses so would we bebetter to get train. Private tours too expensive and I read somewhere you can hire audio guides very cheap.Can anyone recommend a good restaurant at Selcuk.
What is the best, safe and comfortable, way to get from Istanbul to Ephesus, and back? What tour providers are trusted? Should we plan to spend one night in Ephesus? There are seven of us, all adults, traveling over new years 2011-12. Thank you.
Dear all, I'm coming to Izmir on 18-23 Oct 2011 and accompanying a friend who's photographer to shoot "7 churches of revelation" (Izmir, Alasehir, Bergama, Akhisar, Laodicea, Sart, Efes). Since we only have 5 days, we plan to rent a (cheap) car with a driver/guide. My questions: - Do you have any recommendation on where can we get rental car + driver/guide? - How much is it per day? - Is it possible to go a whole day and back to Izmir every day but cover all 7 churches(we already book 5 nights in Izmir)? Thank you very much!