Turkey month trip - any ideas?

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1. Posted by Marija M (Budding Member 2 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,
My husband and I are planning a trip to Turkey mid Feb to mid March 2023. I was there in 2014 for about 3 weeks and spent time in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pammukale, Ankara, Fethyie, Konya, Gallipoli, Troy, Cannakkale, Ephesus, Pergamon and Kusadasi. Now I would like my husband to see some of the sites I really enjoyed including Ephesus (as I think it's a very special place) and some of the western coastline which is new for both of us (especially as the weather north and east will be cool) and also the south, potentially Antalya (again so we can enjoy some better weather). I was hoping to get your recommendations on places we should visit in the South, the western coastline (I found Fethyie beautiful but in July 2014 it felt too commercialized for me to really enjoy it) and also anywhere else between the south and the Ephesus region. We are also open to travelling inland. We will most likely hire a car where it's needed and are open to using public transport as well. We are 32 years of age, love the outdoors (but not huge on spending too much time on the beach - which won't be happening in Feb/March anyways), love a good hike/walk, some history, some relaxation (open to staying in resort for some of the trip) and love a town where we can walk around/get treats/have coffee and just explore etc. Hope that's enough information. Thanks in advance for your help. Marija

2. Posted by tankut (Budding Member 11 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I'd recommend looking up Kaş and Datça. They are somewhat harder to reach (I'd recommend hiring a car) and have limited historical sites - but this also means they are relatively unspoilt, and both locations are beautiful. The locals are a bunch of relaxed nice people, is also my experience.

3. Posted by Marija M (Budding Member 2 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Thanks Tankut - I had heard of Kas but not Datca. It does look harder to reach but if it's worth the while then we will make time to visit. If you have any specific suggestions for these two areas let me know, but I will research them further.

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