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On our first day in Canakkale, we are heading to Assos, an ancient city built in the 6th century BC on a dormant volcano.
Aristotle lived in the city for a while and founded a school philosophy. It is also the home of Athena's temple
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On Friday 17 April 2015, we went to Canakkale in Turkey. We left the ship early and went to a place ...
... and culture, when in fact you just have to get on some unexpected public transport. And the conductor once again with a huge amount of smiling and no words in common with us managed to drop us 200 meters from our pension. We stayed at the odysey. A gorgeous old stone building probably a couple of hundred years old. High ceilings, well trod wooden floors almost entiely blanketed with a superb collection of Turkish carpets in reds and golds. An evil eye protection on ...
... stowed, we headed out onto the highway. Our Renault Fluence is the perfect size but not really great on power but the roads were great as far as the coast. It was a longish drive and Ron and I shared driving and Christine and Bob share navigation duties.
We made such good time that we did have time to take a 4 hour detour to Assos. In this case getting there was at least half the fun! We knew the distance was almost 75 km and our average speed had been over a 100 km per hour up ...
We were aware that strong northerlies were forecast for the following day so made a dash for as far up the coast as we could manage in the day. Arrived at Sigacek marina at 7.45 pm after a 80 miles of motor sailing. The only highlight was watching Turkish armed forces helicopters target practising on the coastal slopes near Sigacek. Whole hillsides painted with various targets.
... my telescopic camera lens!
Our first stop of the day was in a town with a modern name of Bergama (ancient Pergamum) where from the plain, I could clearly see perched on the very high hilltop the great acropolis of Pergamum, one of the most dramatic sights in Turkey. Originally built in the 8th century BC, it was ruled for a time by one of Alexander ...
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