Armonia Bay Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... few nights at a time but we are coming to the conclusion that our budget allocation for decent accommodation which allows us a decent night's sleep might be a tad unrealistic. Soft cotton sheets - and in fact sheets that actually fit the bed - we now realise are indeed a real luxury....our bedding was really rough but as Canefucious says It's a bonus when you can sleep and exfoliate at the same time..... there's been a lot of tugging going on as we ...
... getting back to selcuk, I headed off to visit its two main attractions after ephesus, St. John's basilica and its fortress. The basilica was built over St. John the baptists tomb, who retired to selcuk after the crucifixion of Jesus, reputedly with Mary in tow. The cathedral, if fully restored, would still be the 7th biggest in the world today, so it's proportions are truly immense, but it's a ruin today, which I quite like (I don't know why but I love ruins, I find them ...
Ephesus is a city older than many of us can imagine. As a port city, it was an intersection for the important dealings of the ancient Greeks and later the Romans. Ephesus means "the city of light," and the city itself provided a beacon to travelers from all across Europe and Asia. The fantastic story of the city's beginning finds the legendary founder, Androclus, receiving a message from an oracle to found his city ...
... you may ask - well ths is the nearest place to Ephesus, a place mentioned in Lonely Planet as a "must see". Well, I have to say, this place blew us away. We are talking about a city built by the Greeks a few hundred years before Christ was born and later occupied by the Romans (wasn't everything occupied by the Romans!). The thing about this place is there is enough of it left that you can see where the streets were, where the library, ...
... to see. The road between things is all marble though, and I saw two people fall. I can highly recommend running shoes for anyone visiting!
On the way out, I went by the church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and some fields that they have not yet excavated but claim that one was a gymnasium. All in all, it was an excellent trip.
Now the really interesting part. I thought I would have to bore everyone with details of the ruins for the ...