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... traditional pottery. The shop has been in the same family since the 16th century. They are one of only 3 potters that have been certified by the Turkish government to do refurbishment/restoration work on the Blue Mosque. They use a local clay and add 85% quartz content. This gives the items strength but also allows very thin ceramic pieces. The Pottery Masters don't use a treadle or any motors to turn the clay, they use their feet to kick a large ...
Our day in Kusadasi with our guide Sinan has arrived. Up early to our meeting point at 7.30, then off the ship and meet Sinan again then into the van and off we go. Today there are 8 of us, so glad we have some private tours on this trip, makes for such an easier smooth tour than waiting for 50 other people to get on the bus. Our first stop in Ephesus was The house of Mary. Such a serene place and very well looked after, even the toilets. Stopped to have a look, ...
... modern Turkish resort catering for people looking for sun and ruins but this time we wanted neither. We wandered up a very steep hill by mistake to try to get to an old Crusader Castle by the port which was closed for renovation anyway. However we eventually found an easier way along the coastline to go and take photos, buy yet more presents for our grandchildren,and drink a beer or two at a ...
... Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. Only one column of the Temple of Artemis remains, so our stop here was quite short. After a couple of photos and politely declining to buy some postcards from the local stall holder, we headed to Ephesus. However before we got to there, we first had to watch a pottery demonstration. While it was interesting to see the master potter making a pot, the sales pitch afterwards (although not as hard as in other places) was ...
... places, we were able to make ourselves very clear and get away. We made a bee-line for the port security gate and once inside, the soliciting wasn't so bad. We were able to do a little shopping in some shops within the port itself before getting back on the ship.
One last comment about this excursion was that we did run into a Starbucks Turkey. We thought about getting something, but after a long hot day in the heat, who wants a hot coffee?
Other places to stay in Kusadasi
Yuksel Yalova Caddesi, 2. Sokak, No:36, Kusadasi | 4 star condofrom $21
Le Lac, Kusadasi | Condofrom $37
Sali Pazari Sitesi Sulun Sok. No:12, Kusadasi | Condofrom $25
Kadinlar Denizi (Ladies Beach) 9. Sokak No 51 , Kusadasi | 1 star condofrom $19
Degirmendere Mahallesi, Kusadasi | Condofrom $71
Yilanciburnu mevkii Guvercinada cad., Kusadasi | Condofrom $21