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IV. International
AGRICULTURE
Congress, 05-08 July 2018
IV. International
AGRICULTURE
Congress, 05-08 July 2018
IV. International
AGRICULTURE
Congress
IV. International
AGRICULTURE
Congress
IV. International
AGRICULTURE
Congress
IV. International
AGRICULTURE
Congress
IV. International
AGRICULTURE
Congress
IV. International
AGRICULTURE
Congress

Congress Venue

Dear Colleagues,

IV. International Agriculture Congress will be held in Suhan Cappadocia Hotel in Nevşehir, Turkey between 05-08 July 2018.




Bus and plane are the best ways to go to Cappadocia:

FROM ISTANBUL TO CAPPADOCIA

You have a choice of ways to travel the 730 km (454 miles) from Istanbul to Cappadocia, in central Anatolia (map).

By Plane

Fastest, and not expensive if you purchase your ticket in advance, are several daily nonstop flights from both Istanbul's Atatürk Airport (IST)and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport(NEV) and Kayseri's Erkilet Airport (ASR) on Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Air.

Shuttle vans operated by Argeus Tourism and Rock Valley Travelcan take you from both airports directly to your Cappadocian hotel. More...

The entire journey by air from your Istanbul hotel to your Cappadocian hotel can be done in 4 to 5 hours, if all goes well.

 Hot-air balloon, Cappadocia, Turkey
 Too bad you can't just fly via
hot-air balloon
to Cappadocia!

If you're arriving from abroad and you plan to visit both Istanbul and Cappadocia, consider leaving your Istanbul visit until the end of your trip. Arrive at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport International Terminal on your international flight, walk to the Domestic Terminal, and catch a flight directly to Cappadocia (if the connection timing works.) You'll save yourself a back-and-forth transfer from the airport and an unpacking and repacking at your Istanbul hotel.

Turkish domestic flights are oftenmuch more expensive if purchased outside of Turkey, so you should consider having a good Turkish travel agent make your internal flight reservations, or make them yourself on the airline's website. Turkish travel agencies can help with any other arrangements (private guides, hotels, rental cars, yacht cruises) you may need as well. More...

By Train

High-speed trains connect Istanbul with Ankara and Konya via Eskişehir. From Konya you can continue to Cappadocia by bus or rental car (232 km/144 miles, 4 hours).

By Bus

A night bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia is usually the cheapest way to go (about TL90), but it's a long ride—730 km (454 miles, 10 to 12 hours). Still, if you can sleep on buses, this may be your favored way as it takes you directly between the two points. Several companies run nightly buses, including Metro Turizm and Nevşehir Seyahat.

Here's how to buy bus tickets in Turkey.

The most efficient way is to ask your hotel to help you reserve your seat. Leaving from Istanbul, board your bus at the Harem Bus Terminal if possible. Your journey will be almost an hour shorter than if you board at the main bus terminal (Büyük Otogar) in Bayrampaşa/Esenler.

By Car

It's a long drive (800 km/500 miles; map), 8 hours without stops, and it only makes economic sense if several people share the car and the fuel expense.

Use the E-80 otoyol (expressway) between Istanbul and Ankara to save time, then follow the E-90 highway south from Ankara to Aksaray, then go east along D300, the ancient Silk Road, to Nevşehir. This way you avoid the heavy long-distance truck traffic along the alternate route, E88/D765 via Kırıkkale and Kırşehir.

Leaving Istanbul is a traffic nightmare, but the otoyol then goes through some fine mountain scenery. The countryside south of Ankara is more monotonous until you pass Aksaray and enter Cappadocia.


FROM ANKARA TO CAPPADOCIA

There are no non-stop flights to make the 285-km (177-mile) trip between Ankara and Cappadocia (map), the trains(see below) are slow and run mostly at inconvenient times, so the best way to go is by road: bus or car.

By Bus

Nevşehir Seyahat and Kamil Koç buses depart Ankara's AŞTİ main bus terminal about every two hours for Nevşehir (and vice-versa). The journey takes between 3-1/2 and 4-1/2 hours, with the longer time including a 25-minute stop about 1-1/4 hours into the journey to stretch your legs, use the toilet, have a glass of tea, a meal or a smoke (no smoking on the bus). The one-way fare is TL40 to TL45. Here's the schedule.

Buy your ticket at Nevşehir Seyahat, AŞTİ ticket counter no. 50, or Kamil Koç at ticket counters 17 & 18 and 44. (Here's how to buy bus tickets in Turkey.)

Metro Turizm, at Nos. 16, 41 & 78, also has several buses to Nevşehir.

The city of Nevşehir's bus terminal (Adnan Menderes Otogarı; map) is 25 km (16 miles) west of most Cappadocian towns such as Göreme, Uçhisar and Ürgüp. When you arrive at Nevşehir otogar, you may be transferred to a shuttle minibus (servis) for the final part of your journey to another Cappadocia's town. The cost of the minibus trip is usually included in your bus ticket fare.

 Cave Houses, Cappadocia
 Cappadocian cave houses

By Car

Fight your way through Ankara traffic to the E-90 highwaysouth, following signs forAksaray, 219 km (136 miles, 3 hours). At Aksaray, turn left (east) following signs for Nevşehir, 73 km (45 miles, 1 hour).

Just at the junction of E-90 and the Nevşehir highway in Aksaray is the Ağaçlı Turistik Tesisi (map), an elaborate commercial highway rest stop with a 4-star hotel, restaurant, cafeteria, snack stands, toilets, souvenir shops, fuel and service stations, even a small mosque.

By Train

The main railway line runs from Ankara to Kayseri, then splits, one line running east to Sivas, the other south to Niğde,Karaman and Adana, skirting Cappadocia to the east and south.

Express trains take 7 hours to cover the distance between Ankara and Kayseri. (Compare this to the bus's 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours from Ankara to Nevşehir.)

High-speed trains (Yüksek Hızlı Trenler) now speed between Ankara, Istanbul and Konya, so if a visit to Konya is in your travel plans, you may want to take the High-Speed Train, then a bus from Konya to Nevşehir and your chosen Cappadocian town.

Train <—> Bus Station by Taxi

A taxi between Ankara Gar (railway station) and AŞTİ (main bus terminal) takes about 10 minutes in light traffic, and costs about TL30. You can also take the Metro and Ankaray, transferring between lines at Kurtuluş station.


FROM ANTALYA TO CAPPADOCIA

Antalya has no train service, so the best choices for making the 586-km (364-mile) trip are...

By Plane

Anadolujet has an evening non-stop flight in each direction between Antalya (AYT) and Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport(NAV) in Cappadocia (map) in summer (April to late September). These flights take a little over an hour.

The alternative is to fly on Turkish Airlines or Pegasus Airvia Istanbul, with a flight time of about 3.5 hours or more.

There are flights between Antalya and Ankara. Then you must take a bus or drive (4-1/2 hours) from Ankara to Cappadocia. More...

By Bus

Overnight buses run between Antalya and Nevşehir, about 9 or 10 hours. From Nevşehir, you continue to your Cappadocian town by shuttle minibus (servis). You might also decide to take a bus to Konya, see the sights there, spend the night, and continue to your destination the next day. Here's how to buy bus tickets in Turkey.

By Car

The 586-km (364-mile) drive takes between 8 and 9 hours, depending on how you drive, how often you stop, and whether you're going north uphill to Konya or south down the mountains to Antalya.

It's an interesting ride, along the ancient Silk Road past theSultanhanı and other Seljuk Turkish caravanserais to Konya(good for a meal or overnight stop), then through mountain country down to the Mediterranean coast.

Remember that rental/hired cars not returned to where you rented them are subject to a return fee, which can be substantial, to get the car back to where it was rented. More...

Check with one of my recommended travel agencies for flight reservations between Antalya and Cappadocia.

Here's how to go from the airport in Cappadocia to any Cappadocian town, and your Cappadocia hotel.



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