Olympia Village Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kokkari
... Measured in terms of books, it was the third largest library at that time. It held 12,000 scrolls. You can get an idea how big it was from the photo compared to the people in the photo. Amazing that after all this time, all the original pieces were found to reconstruct the fašade. Our guide said there was an underground tunnel to a brothel. The men would tell their wives that they were going to the Library! Yeah, right!!!!!!
Today the cruise ship had arrived in Turkey at
the port of Kusadasi. We had sailed over night from Mykonos, we ad
left about midnight. Due to the optional that I decided to do in this
port, I had to get up early to be off the ship early. The optional
was to visit the ruins of Ephesus, an ancient Roman city. I got up at
6am, dressed, went up to the main dinning room and had breakfast –
it was ...
... significance was so moving.
Saturday night after dinner at the hotel, most of the students went out to a little club/bar down the street and danced the night away into the wee hours of the morning at Dream Bar. While the dance floor was small, the locals a little kooky, and the temperature hotter than anyone would like, we had the time of our lives enjoying each others’ company and dancing the night away (we all were ...
... down. (We had been really careful to always negotiate everything ahead of time to avoid misunderstandings, we did not do it this time, and we paid the price).
We check in with the ferry company drop our bags and head off to a restaurant for food and wine, once again we are one of the few tourists in this town, the season has not yet begun.
We eat, wander, look at some large sailboats for sale, and find a wine bar – we affectionately name the ...
... Ben. I was half successful in that I didn't find the same place but I found some nice shoes. I even managed to bargain them down a bit in price.
So off on an adventure tomorrow... no tickets or reservations... I'm going to try and get to Pamukalle by bus, find somewhere to stay overnight and have a swim in the mineral pools. On Friday I have to get back to Izmir for a flight to Cairo, via Istanbul, in the evening. Hopefully I wont get lost!!