Grand Hotel Ontur
TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Ontur Kusadasi
Travel Blogs from Kusadasi
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert….
We're in Ephesus and the opening words of Shelley’s sonnet Ozymandius seem to echo from the barren hills. Our ship has docked in Kusadasi, one of the major ports in Turkey, and gateway to ancient Ephesus. Our ...
... br> All drinking water is sea water that has been distilled, filtered thru the onboard water treatment plant.
Waste also treated and released back to sea.
Ship can support helicopter landings for emergencies, but captain said that's not always the best option and takes a long time to orchestrate. For instance today we are sailing near Albania where you won't find a single helicopter in the country. And if he did find ...
... too many people have showered).
Kursadasi is a Turkish tourist town aimed at not just foreigners but Turks as well. There were a lot of English translations and obligatory McDonalds and Starbucks. You could almost have been anywhere in Europe.
At Kusadasi we set up the wet tents, and had dinner, then it began to rain... it rained most of the night and the next morning. After a soggy breakfast, which I was ...
... to stick to seeing the ruins and not carry placards!
Monday 30th September
Am sitting in a waterfront cafe in Kusadasi drinking coffee - We did get the the Turkish Military Museum Saturday morning - very interesting. We transferred to the yacht at 12.30.
We set sail at 5pm Saturday - yacht is gorgeous - cabin small but has everything we need. Slightly bigger than Amabella. Very stirring music - the Valreykie(sp) as sails unfurled. Passengers ...
... were cut and carved. That's something Sara and I are going to research further because something must have been lost in translation. We bought tickets to see the recently excavated Terrace Houses, one of several clusters of ancient luxury areas that have been found under ground buried by earthquakes in Ephesus. This is where the very wealthy lived. They lived high on the hill with better views and better breezes. Everything they needed, from their own basilica to their own baths, ...