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driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

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driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

Is it safe for an American family to drive from Ephesus to Cappadocia? We are planning to overnight in Pamukkale and Koyna. Would it be better for us to fly from Izmir to Cappadocia, even though we would have to return to Istanbul?

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1. Re: driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

A lot will depend on when you are planning on coming re road/weather conditions etc.Also be aware that we have the most expensive gas anywhere in Europe.Flying could be not only quicker but cheaper too.

You can fly with Sunexpress from Izmir to Kayseri in slightly over an hour.

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2. Re: driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

If you've got the time, yes, drive it. Easy roads and you get to see the countryside and some interesting sights along the way. Gets a bit boring after Konya, though - straight on across the Anatolian plateau for a couple of hours or so.

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3. Re: driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

Thank you for your quick response. I checked the Sun Express web site and there are not any flights from Izmir to Kayseri during the week that we would need them (April 5-9). An hour flight would be perfect.

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4. Re: driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

Another vote for flying from Izmir to Capadoccia. It's a really long drive(!).

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5. Re: driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

SunExpress will probably do it, it's just that their timetables aren't out yet.

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6. Re: driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

Do you know when their time table are posted? I would really like to firm up our plans as soon as I can. Thanks.

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7. Re: driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

Don't worry. Most of us buy tickets when we arrive in Turkey. It's actually cheaper that way.

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8. Re: driving from Ephesus to Cappadocia

If there're no direct flights and you have enough time, my advice is driving from Ephesus to Antalya following mediterrenian coast road. On the way, you can stay few nights at Bodrum, Marmaris, Dalyan, Gocek, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, Kekova, Olympos, Cirali or Kemer according to your choice. Leave your car in Antalya and take night bus to Cappadocia.

Alper

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