Traveling within Turkey is actually quite easy. There are buses and dolmuşes (minibuses) that’ll bring you anywhere you need to go. So instead of keeping the rental car, we took the 3 1/2 hour mid sized bus to Antalya for $5 each. First, we needed to catch the city dolmuş to get from our Airbnb to the otogar (bus terminal). The buses do not accept cash, and will accept either the Kentkart or a contactless credit card. Luckily out of our combined 8 credit cards, we managed to have one contactless CC.
The ride to Antalya was scenic in certain parts, but the great majority was through farmland and small towns. Antalya, on the other hand, is a major city. Coming in as the 5th largest in Turkey. After being in small towns and cities for the last 3 1/2 weeks, Antalya is a welcome change.
I purposely booked an Airbnb (unfortunately, not up to snuff) near the metro station so we wouldn’t have to walk too far with our packs on. Went for an early dinner and then a walk around Old Town.