Subject: Re: Turkey--Advice for May trip
In Istanbul the Ambassador Hotel is a great place to stay, good location and free airport pickup.

A couple of out of the way places worth a visit are Safranbolu and Amasya. In Amasya try to stay at Ilk Pansiyon, a restored old house.

For a relaxed town on the Mediterranean have a stay in Kas.

Many things to see in Istanbul, take the ferry trip on the Bosphorus. Visit Ephesus, go to south entrance, then the walk is downhill and the sun will be at your back.

Turkey is great, many places to see, more Greek ruins than Greece.

Gary Saunders