Arion Hotel

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

Day Four! Ephesus and Izmir, Turkey

A travel blog entry by timeicher

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... thats not an everyday thing people still could relate to Mary because she did a human thing such as childbirth and raised Jesus. So Catholics use Mary and other saints to mediate their prayers, because Jesus is so holy and magnificent, by praying to Mary and other saints, people show their humility. Coming to this sight was really neat. I have sang in plenty of Catholic Churches but never been to mass or seen how a person uses the beads so this was very new to me. I was able to light ...

Natural and man-made awesomeness

A travel blog entry by pam_steve

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... end of the city to the other. A couple interesting facts:

1) The bathhouse - All of the toilet seats were made of marble. Before using them the wealthy people would send their slaves to sit on the toilets to warm the marbles seats. There was also a violinist in the bathhouse to mask the sound of #2’s. ;)

2) Nike – The well known athletic company Nike is named after a Greek goddess Nike the goddess of athletics and ...

The Wonders of Selcuk

A travel blog entry by fiskm2013

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... his name, but he was funny and kept us entertained with his additional stories of Turkish culture and humor. The Basillica sits on a hill just below the fortress of Selcuk. It is believed to be the resting place of St. John, although there are legends which have Hume ascending to Heaven from this site as no body was found when the tomb was opened. From the hill you can see the single remaining pillar of Artemis. ...

Payback day

A travel blog entry by jeanie.moore.16

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Today was payback day.

So far we've taken kids to the Mosques, Cave Churches, Kings tombs, Crusader Castles and Roman ruins and, surprising as it may be, Rob and I probably got the most enjoyment out of them (though Izzy has been quite interested and Thomas has his moments) but the kids on the whole have tolerated it very well, particular as it was often in the high ...

Layers of history

A travel blog entry by travellingtess

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... Hmmmm time travellers perhaps? Then it was of the to the main event for the day, Ephesus, the ancient and one of the greatest ruined cities of the world. The city was founded in the 4th century BC and it is said that the Virgin Mary and St John the Baptist spent time here. The highlight of the day as the carefully preserved terrace houses which are being restored with the help of e Italians. many could be seen working on mosaics and frescos during our visit. ...

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