Travel Blogs from Aydin
Legend has it the village started in 4AD by freed slaves under the feudal system n named their village ugly fugly to discourage other visitors! There s a lovely market in the centre if village filled with handicrafts, crochet, felt etc. A very relaxed and laid back atmosphere with genuinely nice villagers. After walking around for a little while we rest of weary feet at a local restaurant called something starts with an "O". Their Turkish pancake called ...
... much that you felt crowded. I sat there for a long time and then got up and went over to the other side for a different view. I then read some of “Ephesians” and then went to the center of the Theatre to have my picture taken. I noticed afterwards that there was a very large group of Asians in the center singing and dancing and making merry like Christmas. After a time, I went back through the Theatre and out into ...
... after all.
It is a pretty neat site and quite well preserved for a ruin on account of having been abandoned when the harbour silted up. The most spectacular building remaining is the grand library, but there are plenty of other remnants. The public toilets were a revelation: free and with musicians playing to cover the noise. This in a country that cannot provide free public toilets anywhere (and using one can cost more than the price ...
... br> The stadium is remarkably preserved, one of the largest in the Roman Empire, and still capable of seating 30,000 spectators.
But for us the eye-opener is the site museum. The city was famous for its sculpture school due to the high quality marbles quarried nearby. There are rows upon rows of fine Roman statuary and we find it hard to tear ourselves away.
When we finally leave, its quite late, so ...
... they let me run to a bank machine to get the money, although they had Renata, our luggage and my passport as collateral :)
To make things easy on ourselves we hired a taxi to take us from the port to our hotel in Selcuk about 20 km away. We settled in for a bit and then headed out onto the street to get the lay of the land around our hotel. We're staying in a little shopping district which was bustling with life. There are carpet ...
Other places to stay in Aydin
Aydin Mugla Karayolu 3. km., Aydin | 4 star hotelfrom $80