Santa Catherina Hotel

Hill Side of East Pountas, Pithagórion, Sámos, Northeast Aegean Islands, Greece | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pithagórion

Turkey - Ephesus

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... from which the actual library room could be entered. The library was destroyed during the earthquake around 270 AD and wasn´t rebuilt. Some parts of the façade were even served as the rear wall of the street fountain. The library was re-erected between 1970 and 1978 with the financial help of a physical person.

  • The Temple of Hadrian. The temple was built in honor of the Emperor Hadrian. Around 300 AD statues of the Emperors Diocletian, ...

The Great Ephesus

A travel blog entry by dzamore


... site with a large crew digging and sifting their way though the excavation. It was really interesting to watch them work. With all that has been uncovered in Ephesus, I can only imagine how much more there is!

We walked back towards the main area - many more tourists had arrived by then and the stadium was crawling with people. We made our way to the rest of the ruins, starting with the huge Agora - market place and through to the Celsus Library - one of the ...

Day 3 Izmir and Ephesus

A travel blog entry by shuturkey2013


... was on veggies rather than meat (ala Istanbul). We then travelled 4 miles southwest to Selcuk to visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Mary travelled to Ephesus with St. John and died in this house which is the site of many pilgrimages. We said goodbye to our guide and made the 3 hr drive to Denizili. We arrived at the Demasuss Hotel, had dinner on the 7th (top floor), and took an after-dinner walk in ...

Selcuk and Ephesus

A travel blog entry by lsuetang


... is the same John who wrote the Gospel supposedly at Ephesus. Also, the virgin Mary was believed to have lived here after the Crucifixion of Christ, and the house is a shrine.

Ephesus was amazing. It has some of the best ruins I have ever seen, if that makes any sense. We spent three hours exploring it, and we just made a walk through. There is so much history here, Greek and Roman, Christian and Muslim.

So much to see, so little time!



A travel blog entry by hilary_todd


... most of the statues had been taken from the site and instead put in the Ephesus Museum. I thought it would have been far cooler to actually see them in-situ. What was amazing though, was the Celsus Library – a richly ornate, beautiful façade which has been perfectly restored. The photos don’t do it justice as they don’t really highlight just how detailed the beautiful stonework was.

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This 4 star hotel, located on Hill Side of East Pountas, Pithagórion, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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