30 days in Kas, Izmir Province & Athens Itinerary

30 days in Kas, Izmir Province & Athens Itinerary

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Fly to Dalaman, Bus to Kas
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Kas, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 6 nights
Drive
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Foca, Turkey
— 1 night
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Cesme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 15 nights
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Kas, Turkey — 5 nights

An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Kas side-trips: Sunken City Ruins of Simena (in Kekova), Fethiye (Mavi Magara, The Lycian Way, &more) and Demre (Kale) (Castle of Simena & Sura Ancient City). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a stroll along the water at Kas Marina, stop by Silver Harmoni, and make a trip to Lions Tomb.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas trip itinerary planner.

Istanbul to Kas is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kas, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Selcuk.
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Selcuk, Turkey — 6 nights

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Maket Koy, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kas to Selcuk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Foca.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Foca, Turkey — 1 night

Foça is a town and district in Turkey's İzmir Province, on the Aegean coast.The town of Foça is situated at about 69km northwest of İzmir's city center. On the 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Sazlıca Beaches, head outdoors with Voodoo Beach, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Foca journey planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Foca in 2 hours. When traveling from Selcuk in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Foca, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cesme.
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Cesme, Turkey — 2 nights

The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alacati Pazaryeri Camii, then view the masterpieces at Kirli Ciki Sanat Galerisi, then learn about winemaking at Gemici Winery, and finally examine the collection at Kostem Zeytinyagi Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Dalyan Marina, then examine the collection at Cesme Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cesme Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cesme vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Foca to Cesme takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Foca in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cesme, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 15 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Nafplio (Kolokotroni Statue, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cesme to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Izmir Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.
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