Travel Blogs from Selcuk
... 2 hours walking the age old walkways and marveled at the sophistication of the time. It dates to the 10th Century B.C. and the city's importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River. It is a gargantuan site and easily the most impressive archaeological site in Turkey.
Enjoyable Stay in Selcuk
We had ...
Upon seeing Helen, the wife of Menelaus, Paris fell in love with her, and she with him, and they eloped together for Troy. Menelaus, supposing that Helen had been abducted by Paris, set off to Troy to take her back with a huge army consisting of hundreds of fleets.
This was the cause of the Trojan War, which continued for ten years.
After nine long years, the Greeks had seized, ransacked, and looted innumerable towns, but had come no closer ...
... 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 ...
... open to the public, both were multi-storied houses with central exposed courtyard surrounded by columns.
The houses were definitely worth the extra Lira to visit!
In 262 AD the goths destroyed the city and the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world).
All that is left of the Temple of Artemis is one pillar which has been ...
... closed only on Mondays. Whoops, must be sure to check the guide book a little more carefully. We then went to Pythagoreio which is the other port town on Samos, although quite a bit smaller (and nicer) than Samos town. Pythagoeio is of course named after the famous mathematician Pythagorus. Other famous people from the Island include the story teller Aesop and the Goddess Hera (thus the large temple on the island). We did some more walking and relaxed ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Cenka Hotel Selcuk
Other places to stay in Selcuk
Pamucak Mevki Pamucak, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $106
- Not a 5* hotel
- Kids will love it!
- Please, Don't go there if you want sea bath
Ataturk Cad 57, Selcuk | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Peaceful Hotel
- Well below expectations
- Lovely place
Ataturk Mah, 1012 Sok No 2, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $25
Ataturk Mah., Selcuk | Hotelfrom $62
- Well worth a stay
- Loved the Hotel Bella and staff
- Hotel Bella was a gem
Isa Bey Mah. 2019. Sok. No:14 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $60
Ataturk Mah. 1051 Sok. No:7 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $87
Ataturk Mah., 1016 Sok., No. 19, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $39
Isabey Mah. 1054 Sokak 3, Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Ataturk Bulvari, 1067 Sokak no.15, Selcuk | 2 star hotelfrom $46
Zafer Mah. 3004 Sok No. 16, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $27
Sarapci Kuyu Mevki Aydin Asfalti , Selcuk | 4 star hotelfrom $52
14 Mayis Mah. 4034 Sok. 14, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $45
Ataturk Mah. Sehabettin Dede Cad. No:12 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $60
Namik Kemal Cad. No 20 , Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $52