Travel Blogs from Ozdere
... rosaries. We got back on the bus after purchasing a few more things and headed to the next stop which turned out to be another gift shop followed by the Ephesus museum. Then we headed into the ruins of Ephesus. In doing research and watching videos before we left, the ruins look amazing and huge, but in actual sight they are even bigger and more amazing if that is even possible! We were able to walk among them and see the structures of old houses ...
... handouts, and they kept us entertained. After dinner we walked along the cobblestone street, blown away by this funky little place at the end of nowhere.
Saturday, September 7 – Woke up at 4 a.m. but got up at 6 a.m. – trying to get our bodies onto Turkish time. Breakfast, which was also included, consisted of freshly-picked tomatoes and cucumbers, a huge array of cheeses, bowls of different kinds of olives, freshly baked bread, local ...
... Greek soldiers clambered out at night. Don't think this model would have fooled anyone, especially with the windows. The ruins consist mostly of foundations and require some imagination to reconstruct the city's former splendour. Also there are bits of the all the different cites which can be a bit confusing - eg walls of Troy VIII, gate of Troy VI, theatre/odeon of Troy... All on all it was nice to stop and for us FOMO people we ...
... to ask a couple of locals before we located our hotel. We were lucky and found a car park which just happened to be very close to the Urkmesz Hotel, so was perfect. The Hotel is also, as I had planned, very close to the railway station where we have to catch the train to Izmir airport. After settling in we went to the Cabare (no t) Restaurant and I had a great mixed grill for $10 and Daisy had salmon for $8, ...
... the local museum. We were determined not to reward the local transport folk for getting their absurd law passed.
One of the interesting things about Ephesus was that it was the centre of a cult of Artemis, goddess of fertility who is generally depicted with an enormous cluster of ovoid objects on her body. These are frequently described as breasts but in no way resemble them and ancient sculptors were not at all shy on this front so ...
Other places to stay in Ozdere
Cumhuriyet Mahallesi Ãtealan Mevkii, Ozdere | 5 star hotelfrom $141
Goztepe Mevki, Ozdere | 4 star hotelfrom $183
Cumhuriyet Mah. Goksen Sok. 25, Ozdere | 3 star hotelfrom $80
CukuraltI Mahallesi, Ozdere | 5 star hotelfrom $241