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Travel Blogs from Antalya
We finished our time in Turkey with a 3 day stay in the historic walled section of Antalya, a city of 2 million on the southern Mediterranean coast. It is considered the jewel of the Turkish Riviera and we would agree.
Our hotel was situated close to the old scenic port and beautifully laid out with a fabulous outdoor terrace for its restaurant …
Old Town Antalya.
Sun 25 May, Aphrodisias
We drive to Aphrodisias, site of the temple of Aphrodite. The site is beautiful, in the country side with many of the columns still standing, and no crowds. I visited a photographer's shop. He had pictures of some of the statues, and photos of the village that had been on the site. People were living among the ruins. For example, a small wooden shack used 2 columns as a support for the rickety porch roof. The photos were only ...
We turned off for the old city of Aspendos. The first thing you come to is the bridge across what was a pretty fast flowing river. I guess the snow is melting fast and the water looked the pale green colour of very cold melted glaciers. (We know we have tried to swim in them in Kazakhstan. A.) The bridge is a recent 12C version of the Roman bridge which stood there.
A couple of km you come to ...
... so seeing what it was exactly like is tricky and maybe the pictures show this.
The city is set at the top of a couple of mountain passes and was apparently a tough fortress since Alexander the Great gave up besieging the place in 333BC and moved on. Certainly the massive walls were impressive but I couldn't understand why the buildings were built of such huge blocks. I could imagine the city ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDogan Hotel Antalya
I found Dogan at Google Earth while I was looking at Antalya and I had no experience with it at all. It turned out to be a nice hotel. I will certanly use it again. Situated in the old town, close to the sea.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.