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... get off to go to Ephesus. We have been there many times so we elect to stay and explore more of Kusadasi. the town is full of rug, jewelry and leather goods merchants who are very aggressive. They try to lure you into their shops at every turn.
Kusadasi has a very long history dating back to 3,000 B.C. It became one of the Ionian colonies in the 9th century B.C. It fell under a ...
... years, the fortunes of the city rose and fell. At one point, it was the most powerful city in the region and was made the capital of the roman province of Asia. The ruins are beautiful and have been restored in certain places - for example, some of the columns have been replaced and certain pediments and plinths have been
reconstructed. Again, we spent the afternoon being taken round the site by a trained guide and he was ...
... go. I am so glad we travelled the way we did - staying in small family run hotels and travelling on local transport where we were usually the only non-Turkish.
* The buses - on time, comfortable and sometimes coming with cake and drink
* History everywhere
* Food. We ate Turkish everywhere. So many restaurants offered a large range of Western food but we avoided this (though Thomas indulged occasionally though by the end he was ...
... an old center of worship of a native nature goddess, who was equated with the Greek Artemis, and c.550 B.C. a large temple was built.
The main points of interest here at Ephesus are the Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Basilica of St. John, Prytaneion and Church of Mary.
Kusadasi is a lovely port, and the people are friendly and welcoming. A resort town worth stopping in if you are exploring this part of the world.