Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
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Friday May 17 Day 15/1 Ankara to Izmir
"Turkish 7004 9:30AM Ankara Esenboga 10:50AM Izmir"
Most of our group heads off to the airport together, but we'll part with half the group there. Those of us traveling on to Izmir will take another local Turkish flight down to Izmir. The others are heading on to Istanbul for their flights home.< …
Sunday 23rd September
Another early start - through fertile valley -figs, strawberries, olives -heading for Ephesus.During our travel through Turkey have seen many unfinished houses - the explanation is that a tax is only paid when construction completed - so they apply to build 2 stories, complete one and live in that -2nd story remains …
Wow. What a day. We started off bright and sparky (what else could you expect on an organised tour?). First stop was to see Virgin Mary's House - something of a pilgimage for Christians and Muslims alike. I wasnt there for any religious experience but dutifully went into a little chapel where you could purchase a couple of tapers and look at some …
The worst thing about being in a tour group is the early hours: wake-up call at 6:30 am, luggage in front of the room by 7:15 am, run to breakfast, then the bus leaves at 8:00 am, supposedly sharp but as with every group, there's always an absent-minded straggler who’s 10-15 minutes late, holding up the entire busload. These people are not …
We seem to be up and running on all cyliders again, and just as well as we were off in the bus really early after a 6am wake-up call. The reason behind this was to be the first tour bus to visit Ephesus, a wonderful area where we were amazed by all the excavation finds. I had seen pictures of the library which was the third biggest in the world at …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Excellent room -great soft mattress and pillows. Near to the Esplanade where there are many cafes. Expensive wine list.
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