Anemon Izmir Hotel
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Today was a very nice day. We got up and went to the Istanbul Airport to fly to Izmir. It was only an hour flight so it wasn't too bad. I did sleep the entire way though. But once we got there Oscar meet back up with us and it was a relaxing and loose day. We still saw some amazing things. Oscar gave us some interesting facts about Izmir. I learned …
So I had a Catholic moment of awe today. We first went to the house of the Virgin Mary. The house has not been confirmed by the church but has been visited by Popes and is run by priests and nuns. It is believed to be the home of the Virgin Mary after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. There was a church where pictures were not permitted …
... twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC. According to estimates Ephesus had a population of 33,600 to 56,000 people in the Roman period, making it the third largest city of Roman Asia Minor after Sardis and Alexandria Troas.
... drooling at the view. Looking into the water, I realized it was crystal clear. It had to be at least 5 or 6 feet deep and you could see every little rock and anemone.
Then Oscar took us to get some Turkish sweets from his favorite shop. We walked through town for a few minutes, marveling at all the little shops along the way. We made it to the shop, called Rumeli, and sat down to order. The owners clearly knew Oscar, and were ...
... 8211; silt coming in huge quantities off the hills – and this contributed to the present site being abandoned, along with earthquakes and persecution by the invading Turks in the 12th century. The buildings were surrounded by silt to a depth of up to 2m, they were always there so weren’t exactly ‘discovered’, more like investigated to see what was at the bottom of these columns etc sticking out of the ground.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet