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... we have now learned about visitng the Greek Isles.
1. Greek Ferry schedules are impossible to predict. The published ones are not always accurate. Many routes don't actually start until high season which is NOT now.
2. So- in order to island hop you need to either pick a ferry line and only visit the places on that line. For instance the ferry goes from Piraeus Athens to Icaria then ...
... food I’ve eaten in Turkey this trip. Fresh and exotic flavours in a grassy lawn setting where there were a few shops to explore and a carpet making tour. Of course they try to sell you carpets but all expensive ($15k for one), but considering one person would spend 1-3 years on the same carpet it is the labour that you pay for. Following lunch we drove up another steep hill to the supposed final home of the Virgin Mary. Fascinating place to visit and largely ...
... the site of one of the ancient wonders of the geometric and engineering world.
This is the Eupalinian aqueduct tunnel, which in 550BC was dug 1km through the heart of a mountain at 55 metres above sea level to bring spring water to the other side of ...
Most surviving structures were temples. They were preserved because thick marble was used for the walls. The most revered Gods were Zeus, Artemis and Apollo. The later was the patron of the west coast of Asia Minor. Emperor worship was just as visible with each Ceasar joining the Pantheon as he takes power.
An amphitheatre that hosted sporting events such as gladiator fights was standing strong. We learned that population ...
... some silent, thoughtful moments there.
The cab waited for us and took us back to Selcuk, and we returned to one of the tourist shops where we’d earlier met a really nice man. The kids dressed up in traditional Turkish costumes and drank tea. We walked around a little and found a place to have an early dinner. Then we got some snacks -- including Turkish Delight and chocolate-and-sesame-covered peanuts -- to take with us on our long, overnight bus ride to Cappadocia.