Great resource with lots of helpful information on navigating a trip to turkey. We spent two weeks and traveled to Istanbul, cappadoccia, Antalya, Olympos, and did a blue cruise from Olympos to Fethiye. What a beautiful country. We encountered so many friendly people and it was surprisingly easy to navigate. Great public transportation system – shuttles, dolmuses, tramways, buses, domestic flights. The tourist boom is a bit overwhelming and gets a little annoying at times, but that is no different than any other tourist destination.
Special thanks to turkeytravelplanner for recommending backpacker travel for airport transfer in Instanbul. We flew into SAW and had a flight out of AST the next morning. The 2 airports are about 90 minutes away from each other on opposite sides of the city. Called backpacker travel to arrange the pick up and transfer on the same day as the flight. Worked out perfect and cost less than advertised (€50 for 2 people). Travel tip – for domestic flights in turkey, it is cheaper to fly on a discount airline from SAW, but not much of a real savings. It’s a farther drive and you pay more in airport transfers.