Travel Blogs from Ozdere
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... that we didn't even want.. then no one else ordered a beer!! He doesn't drink and the Russian didn't want a drink for some reason (Serdar said she doesn't want to drink because tonight she is sleeping in his room and doesn't want to be drunk around him… or she doesn't want him to take advantage of her if she's been drinking! uck). So we drink and beer and listen to music which is quite nice. Walk home and pack for the next adventure tomorrow :)
... Mary allegedly went after the crucifixion and where John the Apostle is allegedly buried. There's also an impressive Byzantine fortress that was unfortunately closed for renovations. The family at the guesthouse I was staying at was friends with one who ran a boutique luxury guesthouse outside of town and they invited a few of us for the sundown Ramadan dinner. So I had a nice relaxing afternoon in an infinity pool and a free ...
... It also plunged Athens into chaos as thousands of Turks descended upon that city which had no infrastructure, no budget and no economy sufficient to absorb such a rapid influx of refugees.
Sirince is one of those few villages that retained some Greeks and their way of life. The windy road up is lined with olive tree groves and vineyards which produce really good local products. The little town is a ...
... with enough time to run to St John's Basilica (home of the traditional and not entirely improbable grave of the apostle John) and the Archaeology Museum, which again we only had about 30 minutes at and which again was not nearly enough time. This time we were on arguably an even tighter schedule because we had a flight to catch at 7 back to Istanbul. If there's something nagging at the back of your mind as to why this day was less ...
Other places to stay in Ozdere
Cumhuriyet Mahallesi Ãtealan Mevkii, Ozdere | 5 star hotelfrom $102
Goztepe Mevki, Ozdere | 4 star hotelfrom $134
Cumhuriyet Mah. Goksen Sok. 25, Ozdere | 3 star hotelfrom $48
CukuraltI Mahallesi, Ozdere | 5 star hotelfrom $206