Arion Hotel

Kokkari, Sámos, Northeast Aegean Islands, 83100, Greece | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kokkari

PERFORMANCE - The Great Theater, Ancient Ephesus

A travel blog entry by ryder.chris


... just us. Even during the moments when the audience was small, it was worth singing every note. The acoustics in the theatre are astounding. (The video of “The Heart's Cry” posted below was recorded on an iPhone from the highest and farthest accessible row of the theatre.) It was a beautiful afternoon, and the sound echoed nicely throughout the space.

Our program included ...

Turkey - Ephesus

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... We were impressed by its size as well as by the level of preservation of the particular constructions. Maybe there was one exception in case of the Church of Mary which seemed to be a little bit neglected (full of rubbish and ruins weren´t well maintained).

After visiting Greece we were also surprised there were no guards watching over the ruins. I´m not saying we would be missing the never-ending whistling, so typical for all Greek archeological sites but some ...

Selcuk, Efes, Pammukale & Hieropolis

A travel blog entry by fiskm2013


... control leaving Greece. No lines, just a mass of people heading to the door. People are pushy everywhere! Once back on the Turkish side of the sea, we waited for passport control again, finally getting through to meet our driver Hassan for the 3 hour drive to Selcuk. Hassan was very nice even with his limited English! You'd think we would have learned more Turkish in 3 weeks here! After a long day of travelling, we found ourselves at the Hotel Nazar, greeted by ...


A travel blog entry by georgeheap


... supposed" house of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days near Ephesus. After that it was lunch time and we had amazing Turkish pancake type things filled with meat, potato, cheese, and veggies. It was so delicious. I also tried the local drink Ira which tastes like salt water with a hint of yoghurt...absolutely disgusting! I only managed to try 3 sips of it. After dinner we went to one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world - The Temple of Artemis. It was ...

A tour of three ancient sites

A travel blog entry by jgwart


... to made the hike to the top as the view must have been amazing, but it wasn't part of the tour (which is why we usually don't take them). The city was eventually abandoned due to the filling in of the harbor making large bodies of stagnant water a breeding ground for malaria carrying mosquitos. We then went to Miletus which had a massive theater that was still in great shape as far as ruins go. You could walk underneath and climb the massive hall ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in Kokkari, is near Nea Moni Monastery, Pyrgi, Olympi, and Archaeological Museum.
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