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... time. It is very hot though and by the end she was fairly stuffed. The old city was built by firstly the Greeks and then by the Romans. The ruins are much more widely spread than those in Pompeii, however Relle says they have only unearthed about one eighth of the known site. The periods between each inhabitation is quite ...
... past the ruins of market places, temples, fountains, the library, even a lavatory and the red light district. Our guide tells us that everything is made of marble - and that the wealthy used to get their slaves to "warm the toilet seats" - we all agree how cold marble would be to sit on in the depths of winter. It is almost overwhelming to see what has been unearthed to date, and to envisage what would have been. In another 25 years they still won't be ...
... eventually gave up and the whole place became a place for livestock to graze. That is until someone decided to dig it up. To date only 25% of the city has been uncovered.
Anyway, the Roman ruins are most of what you see here. We have seen many Roman ruins but there is always something to learn. I was surprised to see that they had bath at the entrance gate so that visitors would clean themselves thus keeping epidemics at bay. The method of heating the homes ...
... our guide right away - his name was Tez – a lovely man, engaged to another tour guide.
After a short walk to the van, we were soon on our way. Tez told us that yesterday there had been 12,000 people in this area as two or three cruise ships docked in Izmir and one or two in Kusadaci - four all up I think. Today it is just Princess and a smaller ship – about the same size as an Aida ship.
I could see Kusadaci had grown a little ...
... how nice people have been to us over here.
After settling into our rooms (this time 2 connecting rooms so a lot more room than Bodrum and cheaper too) we went for a wander to get an idea of where we are. The train station is only 200m away (great for the train we need to get to the airport in two days time) and just outside the hotel there is the remains of an old aquaduct with storks nesting on it.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEphesia Hotel Kusadasi
Tucked away from the centre this hotel is situated in spacious grounds by the water. The beach was being prepared for the high season but the water looked tempting. Good facilities except the shower flooded all over the bathroom floor. Such a pity it was not sealed!
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