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The next morning we drove to Bodrum, again not having to depart until 10:30 a.m. The total drive was about 200 kilometers, about 120 miles. However, we drove it with multiple stops. Our first stop was the ancient city of Priene, overlooking the flood plain of the Meander River and founded in 350 B.C. The streets are laid out at …
... 15 miles from Bodrum, it has very few guests which is perfect for feeling as though you have the place to yourself. The private beach was lined with chairs and grass tiki huts, but only four other people were at the beach. Our breakfast included the largest buffet I've ever encountered with fruits, breads, jams, nuts, yogurt, cheeses, meats, eggs, coffee and juices for this lazy day. Tonight we plan to check out the sushi bar ...
... and miles in all directions. It was quite lovely and photos don’t begin to do it justice.
From the top there was nowhere to go but back down. By the time I returned to Constellation, I am guessing that I easily had my eight miles in. My mistake had been that while I brought my heavy Nikon along for this trek I had left the memory card in my laptop so the only photographs I could take came from my iPhone.
... the peaceful silence, the activity of the hundreds of different species and the feeling of adrenaline that comes with being 30m under water! The first dive all seemed so fast after it had taken so long to get started so once I'd resurfaced all I wanted to do was get back in and experience it all over again, but as it is with diving I had to settle for an hour wait then another go! The second dive ...
... so long ago...These kinds of finds, along with the stories told in the artwork, is how scientists figure out all the things they tell us. It's really interesting here.
More on this good story: (Wikipedia)
NEXT STOP: Marmaris, another fiasco of European package tourists...and the gateway to the Greek island of Rhodes, for more explorations about the Knights of St. John and their fortifications.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service