Ok, I can get flights from Ireland to Istanbul for €350 and from Ireland to Bodrum for €272. My early ideas for traveling the country are to see Istanbul, the west coast and Cappadocia. So far I have found car rental a bit expensive and if we fly into Bodrum I would like to explore the west coast by car. Flights internally seem cheap enough though. I would also like to rent a Villa in Bodrum while we explore.
So my questions I suppose are: Does anyone know a website, or way, to get cheap car rental and good value Villa rentals? Anyone have any experience in what I want to do?
You can rent the car in the airport while you get there, and try to bargain. I think this would be the cheapest way. About the villa, you can check <snip> they have english website but i'm not sure if they are the best one. Try to check with as many websites as you can. And i don't know for how long you are planning to travel but Istanbul and Cappadocia are must see places. Than you can end your vacancy in Bodrum while relaxing.
I hope you'll have great time there. Don't hesitate to ask me any questions you may have about Turkey.
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You can research online for the car rental.
We took the car from " Proper car rental ".
In Bodrum, there is this place called " Macakizi hotel " ( the most expensive place in Bodrum ).
We stayed in a house in " Yalikavak " run by an american.
I believe you want to drive to Izmir-Cesme-Kusadasi-Bodrum-Mamaris. You can always negotiate for the car rental.
Have a great time.
Hi, I can recommend you to visit the website of Arpanu Travel. This company can offer you all you need - hotel accommodation, airport transportation, as well as private tours and rent-a-car. I often travel to Turkey and I use their services often.
you can find more places to see in Turkey , here <snip>
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My wife and I will be spending just three days in Istanbul this June and I was wondering what your opinion is concerning street food there. I know it will be delicious but is is safe?
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We always prefer aegean cost of turkey , great places ( Bodrum, didim, marmaris) I have rented a car twice last year in Bodrum (first time in turkey) the company was ok , prices were not bad, their service was very nice , staff was friendly i booked a car with them again this summer if anybody wants suggest car rental company in Bodrum i recommend this one. name is egeria car rental. <snip>
roger dont worry about street foods, i and my children always eat them and never had problem fish bread vey nice and also doner
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hi, you must see İstanbul . Taksim is the heart of Istanbul. Grand Bazzar , Eminonu , Hagia Sophia Mosque , istiklal Street , Topkapi Palace .. They are historical places. Istanbul is a city where entertainment 7/24 . Enyoj your holiday ..
secret places : Erol TAŞ cAFE /CANKURTARAN /Sultanahmet
Cukurcuma antique streets /Taksim
English Jail cafe restaurant /Galata
RUstempaSa Camii /Eminönü
If you're going to visit Turkey, I would definetely recommend places like İzmir, Antalya, Bodrum which are located at the west and south coast of Turkey. June or September is the best month to visit.