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Towns/Beach places to stay near Izmir Airport

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Towns/Beach places to stay near Izmir Airport

We're planning on flying out of Izmir airport (back to Istanbul and then home) and we'd like to spend the night before our flight somewhere that is not in the city. Does anyone have any recommendations for interesting towns/beach areas nearby where we could spend a pleasant last night on the coast? Ideally somewhere that is not too far from the airport, our flight will likely be mid-day to Istanbul. We will have a rental car that we will return at Izmir airport so being a bit off the beaten track is ok.


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1. Re: Towns/Beach places to stay near Izmir Airport

If you are not already coming from selcuk to Izmir airport, this will give you the chance to visit any one of the following that morning before your flight:

- Ephesus

- St. John's Basilica

- Selcuk museum

- The weekly street market if that is a Saturday

- Sirince village

- Virgin Mary's Retreat

Selcuk is 45 minutes drive South of the airport, mostly on a 120k/hr speed limit motorway.

if you've already visited all of that, check Torbali and/or Gumuldur, where there is a new luxury hotel, i think.

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2. Re: Towns/Beach places to stay near Izmir Airport

Thanks for the information. We are looking more for a place to stay rather than sites to see. We would prefer to be somewhere on the coast and not in a big city for this night. I looked on a map and there are places called Teos, Akkum, Sigacik nearby - does anyone know anything about those places? And, staying there and driving to the Izmir airport in the am?

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3. Re: Towns/Beach places to stay near Izmir Airport

I would stay in Selcuk as it will be the closest for the Izmir airport..



10 km north of town towards Selcuk and only 5 km (3 miles) from the ancient city of Ephesus lies the 5 km (3 miles) long Pamucak Beach. The sandy beach is aproximately 80 meters (240 ft) wide. Through the middle of the beach the river Kucuk Menderes meets with the sea.

This beach offers no sun umbrellas nor deck chairs. However, you can enjoy horse back riding or camel riding on the beach. Although the beach is visited by lots of local vacationers on Sundays and national holidays, because of its size the beach does not seem crowded.



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4. Re: Towns/Beach places to stay near Izmir Airport

Dear Kingwest,

I wish you would tell us where you are arriving from.

If you are coming from Chios, it will make some sense to stay at Seferihisar/Teos, which is a slightly larger town than Selcuk. Teos is an antique site with a large development of ugly villas all around it, but also some hotels and B&Bs. Seferihisar is a nice dhill out town with all local middle class tourists, and summer homes.

The distance to the airport by the Motorway is about twice as long as it is from selcuk. however, if you trust your rental car and your ability to drive on unmarked village roads, it will be a nice adventure to find the Adnan Menderes airport, in about two hours.

Coming from Chios, you can also stay at Ilica or Urla, on the beach.

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