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Old 06-27-2012, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville/Afghanistan
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So I'll have three weeks off around the end of August and I can't decide if I want to go to Turkey(never been) or Indonesia, specifically the Gili Islands and Sulawesi. I've been to Indonesia and the Gili islands and I'm sure I'd be completely comfortable diving during the day and partying at night for 3 weeks but I want to know if 3 weeks is enough time to check out what Turkey has to offer.

What I want to know is, for those who have been to Turkey, is 3 weeks enough to check out coastal and central Turkey along with Istanbul and Antalya?
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Hi there, if you have 3 weeks to explore Turkey I reckon that is enough to explore the coastal areas!

I would recommend Ölüdeniz, it´s a beautiful resort area with amazing beaches.

I have visited only once and traveled to Marmaris, Izmir and Foça. I would recommend all.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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I don't know how much time I'll spend around the coast since I know it'll be full of package tourists and I absolutely loathe those. I'm not big on resorts or spending a lot of money. I want to spend the bulk of my time checking out ruins and the Cappadocia region.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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I like culture too, there is plenty to see. Enjoy your time in Turkey.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:42 AM
 
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Default Welcome to my country

Hope you enjoyed your time in my country , Turkey has got a beautiful nature and friendly people and the west coast line is absolutly remarkable. I line in Marmaris Turkey and running a small travel company here , if any of you ever have the chance to visit Marmaris , i will be glad to help you.

https://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...1&d=1362209979http://www.marmaristravel.net
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:44 AM
 
Location: EU
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I don't know how much time I'll spend around the coast since I know it'll be full of package tourists and I absolutely loathe those. I'm not big on resorts or spending a lot of money. I want to spend the bulk of my time checking out ruins and the Cappadocia region.
The ruins are mainly along the coast though, where the old Greeks and others settled. But the big tourist towns can be easily avoided.

Actually Cappadocia sounds great.

3 weeks should be ok. Wished I could go too!
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Turkey is an amazing country. You need at least one week in Istanbul if you want to get a feel for it. I also recommend going to Ephesus which was one of the largest Greek/Roman cities in their empires and where the book of Ephesians is held. Amazing place and if you can get a tour that takes you to Bascilica of St. John (where the Book of John in NT was believed to have been written - Basilica of St. John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) then do it.

Check out Pamukkale too (Pamukkale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), Marmaris, Oludeniz, Antalya, etc
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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There's lots to see around Antalya, and it's easy to avoid the tourists if you just head inland a bit. When I was there I visited Olimpos (the Chimaera), Perge, Xanthos and Arykanda. All highly recommended.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I'm looking for a trip to Cappadocia now.
I've been to Istanbul and absolutely loved it.

I'm doing a 4 week trip to the Balkans in the spring.
Driving my camper van.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: SE UK
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Hi there, if you have 3 weeks to explore Turkey I reckon that is enough to explore the coastal areas!

I would recommend Ölüdeniz, it´s a beautiful resort area with amazing beaches.

I have visited only once and traveled to Marmaris, Izmir and Foça. I would recommend all.
I've been to Oludeniz / Hisarouno (excuse my poor spelling) and I found the locals to be delightful :-)
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