Alva Donna Exclusive Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Bogazkent
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Our first day of playing tourist was going to Aspendos, which is reputed to be over 3000 years old – apparently it was first settled by the Greeks in 1000BC! But there have been coins found that have been dated as coming from Aspendos in 500BC! This means that the place is definitely 2500 years old!
OK, who studied Ancient History at school? Who remembers the Peloponnesian Wars? Who remembers Alexander ...
... the Haman and decided to venture inside. After being lead to separate changing rooms and given a wrap cover up, we were both led into the steam area. Started by laying in a steam room on a giant slab of hot marble for 15 minutes, followed by being led to another slab of warm marble for a 15 minute scrub and lathering, called peeling; with more bubbles than I've ever seen. Weirdly, we expected same sex to be working on us, ...
... Sheba passed through the middle gate on her way to visit King Solomon. From Hadrian's Gate we strolled through the old town with it's narrow twisting streets and well restored buildings to Kesik Minare Mosque (truncated minaret) a memorial of the mixed history of Antalya. Formerly a church it has seen Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman modifications. From the minaret we walked to the Hidrilik Tower built in the 2nd ...
... and salad. The hungry us just gobbled everything down.
We then headed to the old city of Side. Wow turkey really has many of these old cities remains that are still sorta standing and it's just lovely to walk amongst them! We hit the sea front right in front of the Apollo temple where we watched the lovely sunset with Apollo temple (or what is left of it) behind us.
What a nice way to end the leisure ...
... dozen of them! We experienced our first rain coming here! Will there be more? Thomas says he can breathe better... We cannot figure out why the Turkish people have not gotten on the Stop Littering bandwagon...This is a serious problem here...we watch people toss trash down ...
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