Aeolian Gaea Hotel
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Ayvacik is a town on the Agean Sea which is between the coast of Turkey and Greece.
Today we were lucky enough to arrive on market day where the locals buy their fresh produce for the week. The fruit and vegetable were fresh and cheap with a kilo of cherries being only $2. Our guide Elif showed us around and gathered the ingredients for the ...
Today's port visit was cancelled to high winds and high seas. This was to be a tender port, 2 metre waves, gale force winds and old americans don't mix, so it was a bonus sea day. the crew quickly organised extra activities to keep this small town happy. We kept ourselves busy in the thermal spa, resting and reading. Robert enjoyed watching the relays of ...
... were secretly pleased we had skipped dinner the night before. spent the day relaxing in the shade, catching up on our blog, and wandering the back streets of Ayvalik. Dinner at the neighbouring restaurant was delightful, fish of course (being a friday), and a selection of meze (traditional turkish dishes). Enjoyed meeting and talking with the local fishermen, tried a sample of fresh cooked mussels, Ken not so keen on the spicy addition to the mussels but Tim and I loved it.
... terrace housing was unique to the site. The mens latrines were interesting complete with hot air ducts and water channels, no sign of facilities for the women though ?! Most impressed with the Library of Celsus (see photos). The theatre is large but not as well preserved as others we have seen (we are getting fussy about our ruins now!). Enjoyed promenading down the agora (market place). Fascinating place. Temple of Artemis is ...
... very old and had stone walls thought. There were many different staircases which would get you to the same place you, might go up one way and cone out one door and then when you wanted to go down you ended up going out a different door and staircase but end up where yo wanted to go. At first it was very ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service