If you're like me and on a package tour with included accommodation, the best map I've seen of Istanbul is sold for just US$2 at Cordial House HI just off Piyerloti Caddesi up towards the sights. They also have a bar and cafe which I would recommend.
Now a nature and wildlife preserve, this area is a real paradise with its rare and beautiful setting, and with a history going back to 3500 B.C. The town centre, positioned on the lakeside, is unlike any holiday resort. Only on Mondays when there is a large market do you get an influx of both Turks from the surrounding …
Selcuk is a great way to see other points of interest. I was able to get to Ephesus, Pamakkale, the Greek village of Serince and Priene, Miletos, and Didyma easily. I would recommend staying in Selcuk to visit these areas.
If you come Olympos you should do these things: swim at night once, go to orange bar once, be on the beach at sunrise.
I've been to Marmaris 2 years running and it is excellent! Already booked again for July 2004, can't wait. Also take British Pounds with you. You'll find it easier if you can't get used to the MILLIONS in Turkish currency!
I went to Bodrum last year and it was FANTASTIC! Both me and my boyfriend had the best time EVER!
Goreme is a nice place, very laid back. I enjoyed most the walk through the Red Rose VAlley. the valley itself is great and you'll end up at the "Flintstone café", run by a friendly guy. the vies from there are marvellous. there is a church nearby which to my opinion tops the ones in the open air museum in Goreme: have …
I first visited Kas in 1984, and fell in love with it. It's small and quiet, with good food and great daily boat trips. Close to ruins and to Patara Beach.
We had a great three days in Pamukkale. A great day trip is Aphrodisias, it has a great stadium and museum.
I've just come back from Kusadasi. I had the best time of my life. I had never been to Turkey before, but I would certainly recommend it to anyone. The food is nice, couldn't meet nicer people, you get treated like royalty, and it's cheap.