Where else should we go? (To Hell not an option.)
January 18, 2011 7:25 AM Subscribe
What goes well with Turkey? (Or would you rather I hold the cheese?)
posted by troywestfield to travel & transportation (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Looking for trip advice. Am planning to go to Istanbul in early August with the missus. In addition to some day trips, I think I would like us to go somewhere else as well. We like cities, mostly for walking around and looking at churches/buildings/monuments/ruins/any natural wonders/similar attractions, and eating. I'm wondering whether there's a place that fits that description within a couple hours of Istanbul by plane where we might spend two or three days. For example, I'd love to do Munich or Frankfurt with a day trip, except the flight's longer than I'd like. My best idea right now is doing parts of Greece. I think I was hoping not to pair Greece with Turkey because I'd like to visit someplace more different from Istanbul, but probably Greek islands/etc. (if not necessarily cuisine) are plenty different.
Also, any tips for Istanbul day trips? If we're not going to spend too too much time shopping, and none in museums, how much time should we allot for Istanbul? Are Ephesus and Pamukkale doable in one day? Would 24 hours be plenty for Cappadocia? If we're getting there by plane, do we want more time, so we can spend some in Ankara? Are any of those places not worth the trip? Are other places better?
I've read some of the other threads looking for Turkey/Greece travel advice, and will research some of what I've found there, but would still love recommendations of places people are vouching for; the arguments are always so compelling.
Thanks very much for any feedback.