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TravelPod Member ReviewsOzbay Hotel Pamukkale
Dorm was actually 2 three bed privates with ensuites connected with an open doorway. Breakfast was an optional extra. Which is not custom for these types of rooms.
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"I loathe the bus. There has to be a more dignified mode of transportation."
- Samantha, "16 Candles"
A 10-hour overnight bus is interesting. And by interesting, I mean kinda hot and ******. It's cheap, clean and mostly comfortable, but there's no bathroom, 100 stops (unless you really need one), and snoring. Plus, no outlets, so …
I have wanted to visit Pamukkale ever since I saw "The Odyssey" with Armand Assante luxuriating in the pools while gazing out to sea. Well to start with, Pamukkale is inland...so obviously some Hollywood magic or blue screen was being used to make that happen. But it was still fantastic! We were there on a Sunday, which is probably the busiest day of the week; bus loads of day trippers come and swim ...
... 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 ...
... dare they! I was too busy in pursuit to take the pictures!
On this visit we went into the theatre - pokarekareana would have been lost on the masses! It was a crowded stage. We saw the lions entrance place however and walked out via the lions exit! In the shade of the near by pines we paused to look back at the impressive theatre structure.
Back on the bus we head for Mother Mary House - a place of major religious significance to the ...
Well after a few hours on the train which was a welcome change to the bus we arrived in Denials and a driver was waiting to take us to our next hotel in Pamukkale which was very much a back packers hotel and the luckiest by far.
On the way to our hotel Sukru had a little surprise which he often does and we stopped for lunch in a local trick stop which was lovely. It was outside and it had a grape ...