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... building etc than it had in 2008. The countryside looked very green and very nice and lush. Within a short time we had turned off at Selcuk to Ephesus.
We took a left at Ephesus and drove past the statue to Mary which was erected by “friends” in America, then drove up the mountain to about 1400 metres for about 5 miles to John and Mary’s house. There were a few coaches there already and which was a ...
... The remains of the second largest library of the time outside of Egypt and Pergamon could be clearly identified with the shelving stone holders still visible. A truly amazing place to visit and by far the best preserved ancient city we have seen to date. We did not linger on the site due to the heat and finally the thong of pushy tourists all trying to get photos in the silliest places like climbing onto ancient recently restored pillars sent ...
... or not.
I thought the boat ride was only about 50 minutes but instead it took almost 2 hours. Our hotel lady told us later on that it is usually about 1.25 hours but when its windy and the sea is choppy, it can take much longer which is what happened. It was too much for Daisy and she got a bit sea-sick. I was OK. I had gone outside to take photos and met a couple of Aussies on a theological tour and an Irish guy who is a software programmer for ...
Sea, with the Greek island of Lesbos in the distance.
The next day, we continued on to Pergamon, a city that, in
the 2nd century B.C., was one of the most important cities in the
world. It changed locations three times over thousands of years because of the evolution
of where the coast was. Today, the ruins are in three parts. We took a gondola
to get to the Acropolis where there was a huge amphitheater on the side of ...
Selšuk is a town whose very existence is due to the downfall and eventual abandonment of another. Three miles along a nondescript dual carriageway from Selšuk lie the ruins of Ephesus. We, as with most other visitors to this little town, were here with the specific plan to visit these ruins. Although we were miles from water, the story of Ephesus is one that is intimately tied to the sea – once a thriving port town in the Hellenistic and Roman eras, as the ...