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    • denisadenisa's Profile Photo

      Reliable Tour operator

      Nemrut Golu Mar 26, 2015 at 5:31 AM

      I'am trying to find a safe and reliable agency for having that famous 3 days tour to Mount Nemrut from Cappadocia. Turkish Heritage is ridiculous expensiv, it would be 375 euro a single without meals, so....
      Some travelers were very dissapointed in some trips advertised as excellent and proved to be with old vans, without AC, awfull hotels, bad drivers and guides, etc..
      Any advice would be very helpful, I do not want a cheap trip, but a fair quality-price ratio!!!!!!

    • From SAW airport Istanbul

      Istanbul Mar 25, 2015 at 12:16 PM

      We are arriving at SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 7pm. What is the easiest and safest way to get to our hotel in Sultanhamet district. We do not want to take a taxi.

    • how long does it take from Istanbul to amasra? Can you fly to a nearby township?

      Amasra Mar 4, 2015 at 6:25 AM

      Can you take a plane from istanbul to amasra, or to a nearby town?

    • Bab-i Ali Gate - Sublime Porte

      Istanbul Mar 17, 2015 at 1:56 AM

      How to arrive by train from Besiktas to Fatih (Bab-i Ali Gate - Sublime Porte)?
      Thank you.

    • How Best to get from Bodrum to Rhodes by ferry.

      Bodrum Mar 8, 2015 at 8:51 AM

      What is the best way to travel from Bodrum to Rhodes on either Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st June 2015. We are a senior couple - on a tight budget travelling from Brisbane Australia to Turkey and the Greek Islands. I believe you can get a bus to Mamaris from Bodrum but I don't think there is one early enough to connect with the 9am catamaran to Rhodes. We'd prefer not to stay in Mamaris if we can avoid it. Does a later ferry operate in JUne?
      Also is there a reliable ferry service of some kind from Bodrum to Rhodes
      Also how do you get from Rhodes port to accommodation in the old Rhodes town?

    • From Batumi to Trbzon

      Trabzon Mar 19, 2015 at 4:21 AM

      Is their any train from Batumi to Trbzon?


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      Marmaris Mid March

      Marmaris Mar 15, 2015 at 7:41 AM

      What is there to do in Mid March? We arrive 22/03/15 for one week and we are staying at the Rosy Hotel. Any tips greatly received.

    • Marmaris or Icmeler?

      Marmaris Mar 3, 2015 at 6:24 PM


      Me and my wife a looking to head to Turkey for our 1 year anniversary (we are 24 and 26 years old). We plan to mainly relax at the resort but we'd also like to swim with dolphins, chill by the beach and possibly do some watersports. Which town do you think would suit us better? Also which town embodies more of the Turkish culture and less of the British holiday party scene?

      Thanks! :)

    • Travelling alone to Istanbul

      Istanbul Mar 13, 2015 at 5:01 AM

      Hello I will be travelling to Istanbul for work alone from April 8 to April 13 2015..I have never been there and would like to hit the bars and clubs but have never done that if theres anyone travelling on similar dates..please send me a message and we can plan something up.
      27 year old guy.Also is it safe to hit the clubs alone at night?


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      24 hour visit

      Istanbul Mar 8, 2015 at 12:37 AM

      In June I will be in Istanbul for just 24 hours, midday Wednesday to midday Thursday, between flights (Tashkent to New Zealand via Istanbul). Can anyone please recommend a comfy & safe place to stay, with easy public transport access from the airport, and a couple of interesting places to visit nearby?
      Thankyou to Nita300 for the Airport Baggage Service recommendation.
      And thankyou to all you wonderful people out there who read and respond to so many queries.
      As I plan my first travels in 2 years I look forward to both asking and answering questions

    • is it safe to travel to Van in 2015?

      Van Mar 23, 2015 at 4:45 PM

      Considering the war between Turks and Kurds

    • Where is the Main Bus Terminal in Istanbul.

      Istanbul Mar 8, 2015 at 9:09 AM

      We are a senior couple who want to travel from Istanbul to Bodrum - and then on to Rhodes.
      We are staying at the Star Holiday Hotel in the Sultanahmet and will need to get to the Istanbul Otgar on that side of town. Is it affordable to get there by taxi? We will be travelling just on the night before Ramadam Wed 17th June 2015 and are wondering if that is going to affect out trip. Also I'm not sure if we can get the hotel to book the bus ticket or whether to do that on the internet.
      Any suggestions or information re bus companies etc would be greatly appreciated. I have read some of the posts on the VT website but some of them are a bit older and I am not sure if the information is still relevant.

    • Safe to walk streets in Istanbul?

      Istanbul Feb 28, 2015 at 6:31 AM

      Is it safe to walk from your hotel in the old city to the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque for example?

    • Taxi from airport

      Istanbul 17 hours ago

      Hi..I am arriving at sabiha airport next month with my wife flight arriving late at night around 1220am..I staying at radisson blu hotel and spa Tuzla and my hotel advised that I have to take a taxi to go to hotel as they don't jave it safe to take a taxi to go to hotel as it is just 5minutes away..I am afraid that the taxi driver should not take you for a ride and what currency they except..

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      Best Location for 1 week stay

      Istanbul Mar 19, 2015 at 6:59 AM

      Hello Folks,

      In September, I'll be visiting Istanbul with my wife, baby and two other friends. We'll be renting an apartment during our stay and I'd like to get your advice on the best location. Because we're with a baby we're a little slower and less mobile, so I'd like to stay somewhere that is beautiful (views, surroundings) and that is convenient to shops, pedestrian areas etc. Gone are the days of flopping out anywhere and ranging far and wide.

      My question is: What is the ideal place to rent an apartment for a week's stay in Istanbul?

      Thank you!


    • Non-touristy day activities.

      Istanbul Mar 8, 2015 at 11:57 AM

      So far, I;ve planned to take french class after training for 2 hours at gym in the morning. That's not enough activity. however. I want more. Any suggestions?
      It's a 2 months tour.

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      Coastal Spot in Turkey or Greece after Istanbul

      Turkey Mar 19, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      Dear Friends. I'll be visiting Istanbul in September with wife, baby, and some friends. We'll be staying in Istanbul for a week and then have 5 days or so at our disposal to visit coastal Turkey or perhaps jump off to one of the Greek islands off the coast.

      My question is this. Where would you go? Can you recommend a nice place to visit that is beautiful and not over run by mass tourism?

      Are there any difficulties getting to the Greek islands from Turkey?

      Thank you!

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      visit to meis / kastelorizo island

      by shakakthar Online Now Feb 19, 2015 at 12:35 AM

      has anybody visited this greek island kastelorizo from kas....i dont have schengen visa for greece ..
      is there any other way to visit this island like special permission arranged by tour company or visa on arrival etc....
      iam informed that this island is dependent upon this turkish town of kas for daily needs...and geographically far from other greek islands..

      6 Answers Feb 19, 2015 at 10:08 AM
    • Kalkan in April

      by SNH80 Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 9:36 AM

      Hi everyone, what is Kalkan like in April? I was planning to visit with my family on the first week of April but I have heard that almost everything is closed. Is this true?

      1 Answer Jan 15, 2015 at 1:06 PM
    • Cost of living for 2 week hols

      by susanc0104 Online Now Jun 15, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      In August I am embarking on my first holiday abroad in 10 years with my 2 teenage sons. We will be staying in a self catering villa with family. Can anyone give me an idea of how much spending money would be needed for 2 weeks. I should imagine we will mix eating out & eating in, a few sightseeing day trips some water sports and regular holiday stuff. Thanks in advance

    • Train Kalkan to Istanbul

      by SuperMum1970 Online Now Mar 30, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      We are travelling from Kalkan to Istanbul Airport with 2 young children in July - which is the best train to take?

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2014 at 12:20 AM
    • Kalkan or Dethiye

      by Sheila49 Online Now Nov 14, 2013 at 4:52 AM

      Hi. Having returned twice to Hillside Beachclub in Fethiye, we wonder about September 2014, trying a smaller hotel experience, perhaps Kalkan Regency in Kalkan. We would take two weeks hopefully combining a few days gulet cruise. We are attracted to Kalkan because one of our favourite places is Fiscardo in Kefalonia, and we are told Kalkan is similar? I would like to ask re. Restaurants in Kalkan, are the food options varied enough for 2 weeks? Secondly, if we select the Kalkan Regency, we have free access to Mahal Beachclub. As we have not used a beachclub before, could you tell me what to expect? Thanks.

      2 Answers Dec 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM
    • turkish bath

      by marinapalma Online Now Sep 10, 2013 at 5:41 AM

      where can i get the best turkish bath in Kalkan?

      1 Answer Sep 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM
    • turkish bath

      by marinapalma Online Now Sep 10, 2013 at 5:41 AM

      where can i get the best turkish bath in Kalkan?

      1 Answer Sep 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM
    • turkish bath

      by marinapalma Online Now Sep 10, 2013 at 5:40 AM

      where can i get the best turkish bath in Kalkan?

      1 Answer Sep 10, 2013 at 5:59 AM
    • Exchange rate

      by McGuffog Online Now Aug 25, 2013 at 2:07 AM

      What rate is being given for sterling in the shops and cages in Kalkan

      2 Answers Aug 25, 2013 at 4:06 AM
    • Patara Prince Beach club

      by lazya Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 5:45 AM

      Hi, I have booked 10 days in the Patara Prince development in Kalkan and have read some disappointing reviews. Does anyone have recent first hand experience of this place. I am taking teenagers. Thanks, Barbara

      1 Answer Aug 5, 2013 at 8:22 AM
    • kalkan

      by voedely Online Now Apr 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      info about Kalkan turkey

      3 Answers Apr 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM
    • My unease at being pestered to go into Bars and Restaurants in Kalkan.

      by paddleschaucer Online Now Dec 19, 2011 at 6:45 AM

      Am I alone in not wanting to be hassled into going into bars and restaurants by staff? Is it a cultural thing because on principle we never go into places where staff are paid to stand outside and beg us to eat there? More business would be done if U.K tourists were left alone. Now money is short sometimes you only want a drink but there is big pressure so we do less promenading the way one does in Spain and France. After eight wonderful holidays there we are trying to avoid feeling constantly uncomfortable by choosing to go back to Spain next year instead.

      9 Answers Dec 21, 2011 at 1:48 AM
    • fans

      by asavageforest Online Now Aug 20, 2011 at 3:57 AM

      hi we are coming out to kalkan in two weeks for our fith visit ,can anybody help, we are looking to hire/buy an electic portable fan for the two my husband suffers a little with asthma we cannot have the air con at night in the we are familiar with mostly every where in the town.any help would be appreciated as to where we could obtain one thank you.

    • travel

      by chambkan Online Now Aug 11, 2011 at 7:03 AM

      We are coming to Kalkan for the first time in September and really looking forward to our visit. Can somebody tell me the best way to get from the airport (plane arrives about midnight). Not sure whether taxi or coach?


      Jan hambers

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2011 at 3:13 AM
    • Kalkan season start

      by LauraHerts Online Now Dec 5, 2010 at 11:38 AM

      Hi Kalkan experts,
      Inspired by the great pages on Kalkan and the surrounding area to think about holidaying there this Easter (10 days from 22nd Apr 2011).
      However, I wanted to check that places like restaurants, bars and trip companies will be fully up and running at this time as I realise a lot of things shut up shop over the winter. Does anyone have any experience of Kalkan this early in the year and can give some advice about whether our holiday will be limited by chosing to go early?

      Thanks for any advice!

    • turkish bath

      by frosty0543 Online Now Aug 19, 2010 at 11:51 AM

      as the pirat got a turkish bath

    • Kalkan

      by manuela1 Online Now Aug 10, 2010 at 3:17 AM

      Hi, we'll be in Kalkan next week, our first time there, can anyone recommend any places of interest around Kalkan, and boat/day trips?
      Are there any Turkish baths in or around Kalkan? Things to look out for?

    • First Time to Turkey

      by hortonhearsawho Online Now Jun 25, 2010 at 4:45 AM

      We are going to Kalkan for 2 weeks with two 15 year olds girls. Can you recommend places to see - dont want to hire a car so needs to be accessible by Dolmus and how easy is it to get around this way.

      Many thanks

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2010 at 4:09 AM
    • Transfer from Dalaman Airport to Kalkan

      by DianeAcon Online Now Apr 29, 2010 at 2:02 AM

      I am travelling alone to Kalkan. I will fly into Dalaman but am loathe to pay £180 for a return transfer to the airport! Are there any direct shuttles at reasonable costs? I do not wish to hire a car.
      I would be grateful for any advice.
      Many thanks.

      3 Answers Jul 31, 2010 at 4:15 AM
    • Decision re apartment near to town or a bit further

      by HLEMids Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM

      I am keen to work out where is best re accomodation to stay in.
      Which apartment I pick will be the quietest, easy for moving car about after curfew of 9pm but not too much heavy walking when daughter of 7 walks back with us at night and wlaking with groceries

      one thats says just off main street of Kalkan beach near the centre of kalkan and harbour 5 five min walk away . YALI BOYU MAH,

      The other says 500m away 10 min walk to town , 5 min stroll from old town near to Milli Egerneniik CD.

      Would welcome advice

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2010 at 4:19 AM
    • kalkan night out

      by dunzo1 Online Now Oct 27, 2009 at 1:39 PM

      are there any bars with quiz nights or entertainment?thx

      1 Answer Jul 31, 2010 at 4:20 AM
    • kalkan Take away

      by bilim Online Now Oct 26, 2009 at 9:23 AM

      Dear travelers,

      It has been raining since morning and we are reluctant to live the villa to go for dinner to the local restaurants. Do you know if there is a good Turkish take away in Kalkan?

      Many thanks,

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      by gwendar Online Now Sep 2, 2009 at 8:01 AM

      hello can anyone let me no if there are any ATM CASH MACHINES kalkan

      4 Answers Nov 17, 2009 at 7:31 AM
    • Live Sport in Kalkan

      by agnesd Online Now Aug 30, 2008 at 2:30 AM

      I'm just about to go to Kalkan on our summer holiday. I'm really looking forward to Turkish food and everything this place has to offer. However, my partner is already worried about all the football he'll miss during these 2 weeks.
      Do you know of anywhere in Kalkan showing live games?

      Many thanks

      4 Answers Mar 16, 2010 at 4:17 AM
    • Tailors in Kalkan

      by jyandrews Online Now Jul 17, 2008 at 5:25 PM

      I visited Kalkan back in 2002 and bought a kaftan/cover-up?? from Yousuf the Tailor in a little side street in Kalkan. I would love to find out if it is possible to buy from him again of if he is still there? I really enjoy relaxing in my kaftan but it is getting a little past its wearable date.. I would appreciate any help in locating this tailor. Many thanks in advance.

      Yvonne Andrews

      2 Answers Jul 18, 2008 at 2:57 AM
    • Exchanging cash - UK or Turkey

      by emmajanesmith Online Now May 24, 2008 at 2:54 PM

      Hi all,

      I suppose this is a general Turkey question but I've posted it here since my holiday will be in Kalkan in Sep 08. Is it better the exchange British pounds in Turkey than in UK? I heard you get a better deal if you exchange in Turkey, if that's the case, where's the best place to do this?



      4 Answers Jun 24, 2008 at 5:25 AM
    • Transportation in Kalkan/ Dalaman?

      by Macies Online Now May 8, 2008 at 8:17 AM

      Hi Everyone,

      I am a new member and have read through most of the responses and they are all very helpful. Most of the information I've found has come from this website.

      I am going to Kalkan and flying into Dalaman first. What is the best way to get to Kalkan? Drive or private airport transfer? Would it be better to rent a car for our whole stay in Kalkan (5days). We hope to visit Kas, Kekova, the Gorge etc. I believe there are buses, dolumuses but I'm just worried that they don't run too frequently. On the other hand, not sure how the driving/parking is and especially the 2h transit time from the airport to Kalkan. Any suggestions would be helpful. Please advise and thanks for your help! Happy Travels!

      2 Answers May 14, 2008 at 8:10 AM
    • kalkan for the first time

      by lipstickqueen Online Now Apr 2, 2008 at 3:29 PM

      hi myself and partner will be visitng kalkan for 2 weeks from the 9th may,
      we have looked at some sights showing sun bathing ledges can someone explain if we can use them, and where are they?
      many thanks
      p.s can you give us some information regarding eating places at reasonably places, and also some music bars.

      1 Answer May 26, 2008 at 2:24 AM
    • From Istanbul to Kalkan-- train, bus, car?

      by e_fish Online Now Aug 24, 2007 at 4:09 PM

      First of all, I am very impressed by all the helpful hints about Kalkan posted on this site.
      Hopefully, you'll have some insight for me...

      We (my fiance and I) are planning to honeymoon in Kalkan in April/May of 2008, and we're planning to fly into and depart from Istanbul. What's the best (cheapest, quickest, or most enjoyable) way to travel from Istanbul to Kalkan and from Kalkan to Istanbul?

      3 Answers Aug 30, 2007 at 10:07 AM
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      Bus from Kalkan to Alanya

      by Hollie2212 Online Now Aug 3, 2007 at 2:12 PM

      Hello, can anyone help me?

      Next month I will be coming to Kalkan for the second time this year. But I wanted to travel to Alanya for a few days, I assume it takes about 6 hours.

      But how much would it be? would i need to change bus in Antalya??

      Thanks, any help would be most appreciated!


      3 Answers Aug 5, 2007 at 12:27 PM