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... The church was built in the name of John the Evangelist who was exiled there for 18 months in 95AD. From here we went down to a cave called The Grotto of the Apocalypse, where John lived and supposedly received the visions which he recorded and are known as The Book of Revelation. No photos allowed in the chapel or at the Grotto. Paul and I left the tour bus (I needed a bit of a breather after all of this!!) and walked down via the old ...
... of the basilica and given the name Jesus in Islam. Back to the ship just after 6, quick change and supper before heading out for the Azamazing Evening. It was amazing, an evening classical concert on the site at the Odeon Theatre. It was a truly awesome experience. The captain whose family of three young boys are on board left before it started and could be seen just outside the concert walking back and forth with his youngest in the stroller to get him to sleep. This was a great ...
... that - relaxing! Eating, drinking, wandering, shopping and organising onward travel as much as we could. One day we ventured out to walk the Lycian Way. ( a section of it as it is 500 km) The scenery was spectacular and the photos do not give it justice. But to begin the walk we had to travel to a nearby town , Oludeniz - definitely "little Britain" which was just awful. Signs of "Proper English Breakfast" and bars that displayed a schedule of English soccer clubs on television. ...
... market every Saturday from September to May.
Samos has 45 named beaches. Most of the population is on the eastern half of the island, opposite the Turkish coast, so we had booked at Kampos Marathakampos in the western half, hoping that it would be less busy. But it's just a tacky beach strip lined with umbrellas and "beds." We tried to make the best of it by driving over the hills and making a short hike ...
... bells rang out calling family, friends and acquaintances to pay their last respects. The first surprise was that on entering the church we were given unlit candle tapers which we were expected to pay for. The second one was the sight of the corpse in an open coffin over which the widow was wailing very loudly. The ceremony commenced and as the smell of the body started to compete with the burning incense and the air thickened with cloying candle smoke I nearly passed ...