Car Hire, Transfers and Rail Travel
by anniem 20 Jul 2014, 09:08
hi going to goreme next year from altinkum we are thinking of hiring a car has any one done this by car how long does it take how many miles is it how much did it cost in petrol and any other info please we are weighing up the pros and cons either going by overnight bus flying there or driving there thanks

a mellon
by michael51 20 Jul 2014, 18:09
We travelled to Goreme in May by car. It was approximately 840 kilometres from Altinkum and cost about 500 lira for petrol. We planned the trip with overnight stops in both directions and did some sightseeing en route. By driving we were in a position to do a leisurely trip and to visit many of the historical sites in the greater Goreme area. We spent 6 nights in total on the trip and it was definitely a good decision.
by anniem 20 Jul 2014, 18:37
hi michael can you tell me where you had overnight stops at please as we are going to do that when we go next june

a mellon
by michael51 20 Jul 2014, 19:04
We stayed in Aksehir on the way to Goreme and in Konya on the return journey. Aksehir splits the journey in half. Konya is quite a bit closer to Goreme but we stopped there as it has an interesting history, being the home of the whirling dervishes.
by anniem 20 Jul 2014, 20:40
thanks michael will look into aksehir

a mellon
by Ronnie 22 Jul 2014, 18:59
We did it slightly differently, We took the overnight train from izmir to konya 80 lira eaxh for two berth cabin, great train journey. Then flight from konya to kaysari shuttle to goreme. Just gives you other option.

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