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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... for dinner and the biggest kebab's came out! Luckily we hadn't had lunch. Wednesday (12th) our breakfast at this hotel is the same as the last but with the option of cereal. After breakfast we walked to the train station and purchased two return tickets to Selcuk, to go to the ancient city of Ephesus (2nd largest roman city in the world) . The train took about an hour and when we arrived in Selcuk the sun was shining and warm as we walked through the lovely little town ...
... take my eyes off the 'Great Theatre'. It was absolutely massive and it honestly blew me away, as it dates back to the Hellenistic period (3rd-1st century BC).
So after my jaw had came back up, I walked around the rest the astonishing ruins for about three hours, before heading inside to check out the living quarters.
The terrace house exhibition was crazy, with researchers labeling it the worlds biggest jigsaw puzzle, having 135m squared of marble tile broken into at least ...
... the airport, we saw shuttlebussed lined up to take people to Cesme, but we had decided, against better judgement (and friends' recommendations), that we would like to see two places instead of one, so we would have a night in Izmir proper before heading to Cesme. Dumb idea after all. it took much more effort to get to Izmir than it did to get to Censme and, like Istanbul, it's a big city with lots of traffic. We thought we were headed to South Beach, but ended up ...
... we made our way to the seaside. It's breathtaking, really - the Aegean Sea (Ege Deniz) is beautiful and vast, and I could spend hours staring into the depths. We spent a short time here, as dinner was waiting for us back home. The night ended with a delicious meal consisting of sarma, dolma, and yoğurt - Turkish flavors that marry together extremely well and made this guy a happy ...
... and on to the bus. I'm pretty grateful for the air conditioning.
We drive up winding roads then into the hills and stop at the nearby village of Şirince. It's inhabitants are mostly of Greek heritage, descendants of people who did not leave Turkey after the War of Independence. Now it's a boutique village for the Ephesus tourists. We walk up a narrow 'street' of very large stones, past small inns and shops, and settle into a very lovely little cafe for lunch. ...