Want to go to Turkey and Greece in fall after Oct.15(reason being miles go farther) How do you all like those countries in compasison to Western Europe?
I went to Turkey in Oct 2006. The weather was chilly in central Turkey but the rest of the country was fabulous weather. It was warm enough to swim in the Mediterranean. Also not as many tourists are there that time of year. Compared to western Europe I found it to be just as good. The people are very warm. Although I didn't go to Greece, friends who continued on said it was great because the season was over so prices were softer and there weren't the mobs of tourists.
I absolutely love both countries. We have been to Greece several times. The people are very friendly. Turkey has some of the kindest people I have ever encountered. Travel through those countries is totally different than the rest of western europe. Everything goes at a different pace.
I would highly recommend traveling to Turkey and Greece.
I am Khan from Tukey Izmir,
There is no time limit to visit Turkey, but if you are looking for sun and beaches? I recommend you to come between May to Sept mid. Jult&Aug. are the most crowded places but If you hav local contacts you can arrange very cheep and keen days,
Essipecially In Marmaris, Bodrum, Kemer
Turkey is just fantastic to travel.
I was there from Sept. 29 to late October, for 4 weeks and the weather could not have been better. I hear it can get very cold shortly after that though!
The travel is the most interesting I've had probably.
The landscape is very varied, the history layered with several civilizations and the rich remains of those, and it is just a beautiful country with very warm, welcoming people. We started in Cappadocia and then went about 2 miles short of Iran, then flew back to western Turkey for the last 2 weeks.
You can see my photo report of the entire 4 weeks at
We traveled for almost 3 weeks in June (2007) through Greece and then Turkey. We have traveled through 17 other countries and found both Greece and Turkey to be much different than the other countries we have previously traveled to in Western Europe. I think Istanbul was the most unusual and the most flavor and Santorini the most beautiful. I would not spend more than 1 1/2 to 2 days in Athens unless traveling outside the city. Also traveled to Samos, Greece and Selcuk (Ephesus) and Cesme, Turkey. Wonderful!