Selcuk Travel Blog› entry 3 of 7 › view all entries
If you really love travelling and ready to sacrifice a 1 night comfortable warm sleep in your hotel then i would say you must try this 10 hour night ride from Istanbul to Selcuk. But when you reach selcuk, rent a room, take some rest, explore selcuk and make it as your base to see the surrounding tourist destinations. What i and my friend did wrong was that we started our Journey on the same day, which becomes very tiring.
Well about our ride, we already had our coach and next 2 days planned for Ephseus, Kusadasi & Pamukale, in Istanbul but you don't need to pay extra amount to travel agent as one can plan own his own with little research and save atleast $200 to $300. Our 45 seater coach, if i remember correctly, started at 7pm from the Asian part of Istanbul.
We got dropped at around 6 Am in selcuk near our travel agent sub office, which was closed at that time and we slept for 2 hours on wooden benches. When i recall it now, i thought even that was fun..:)
Selcuk is an amazing small town. The place looks really calm, quiet, away from the hustle & bustle of big cities. People are very friendly and simple. We spent only few hours but really liked it. If i ever go back i would really like to spend 1 or 2 days here. Hotels are very cheap and one can make it as a base to explore the surrounding attractions, like Pamukale, Ephseus etc.