Help please - I am travelling from Istanbul down toward Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, etc.
My next decision is this - do we travel on to the Mediterranean and experience Faralya, Feithe, Demre, Patara, Myra, and the beaches and sites there, or do I go to Cappodocia? Wherever I head, I will be flying back to Istanbul afterwards.
Altogether I have 7 or 8 nights to work with (this is leftover after Istanbul is counted in).
I will be flying either from Antalya to Istanbul (if I do the coast) or Nevsehir/Kayseri to Istanbul from Cappadocia. Wherever I go, I'll probably drop my car from self-driving around Ephesus etc. and catch a quick flight (if affordable) to the next area.
My interests are: landscapes/scenery, culture, history and archaeology - I am looking for a traditional feeling Turkish holiday rather than Glitzen American or British style resorts - boutique hotels, nice views and great walking for photography etc. is great!
Never been to Turkey and it is unlikely that I will be able to return so I have to touch down on the best spots possible.
Hope you can help with your suggestions and comments on the best place out of these two great areas to visit for a first, and perhaps only visit to Turkey - I'm completely overwhelmed by everything it seems to have to offer.