Villa Lycus Hotel
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... I took time to enjoy a Turkish tea in the massive theatre. We then spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the ruins and the massive ancient graveyard.
Many of the pools on the deposits had been drained for the winter to allow for the area to dry, so I would suggest coming in the summer to see this place in all its glory. Yet, we still really enjoyed it, as we basically had the whole place to ourselves.
Next stop: Bodrum
... an earthquake in the 7th Century, killing all 7,000 residents and it was only in the 20th century that archeological diggings commenced. We then visited Kayakoy which is aptly named "ghost town". In the Greek/Turkish exchange of citizens in 1924, this town was completely abandoned by it's Greek christian community and it was never re-inhabited. Quite eerie, but beautiful. Checked into our fancy hotel facing the mariner....ready for sailing ...
... in the largest dining room I have ever eaten in, it was time to go down the road to see The Whirling Dervishes. It was very spiritual and not a performance for entertainment. The four dances were accompanied by three musicians and a master dancer. The ceremony is in seven parts and each part symbolises a stage of the mystical journey to perfection called ascension. The ceremony was the inspiration of Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207 ...
... have maintained its distinction to the present day. On the way there, our guide told us that the springs are rich with calcium carbonate, the white substance that is left behind on the mountainside when the water itself evaporates, forming the famous travertine pools. Although I enjoyed visiting several areas of the ancient city, I think the setting was by far the coolest part of the site and well worth the trip down there.
Our guide gave us a fair amount ...
... all the famous peeps of the time. The amphitheater is in amazing condition, but the star attraction was definitely the pools and cliffs. We did not opt to swim in them. Hiking in 105 degree weather is not for the faint of heart!!! The next few days are mostly filled with visiting ruins, although we do have another special lunch planned with another local family. Only two more days on our group tour! It has gone ...