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... more overcrowded as we approached the top where most of the hoards of bused-in tourists are. Quite amazed at the number of people, and appalled and disgusted at their attire. the majority were in their swim wear, I guess with the idea of taking a dip in the larger of the travertines, but we all agreed that people should be more modest in their attire when in public view (lots of courageous men about - they've got a lot of guts).
Despite the crowds, the ruins of Hierapolis ...
... courtyard with cats lounging around but everybody was taking photo's of the magnificent pillars that would've been holding up a huge roof. And then back to the bus. Before Didyma we stopped at a restaurant across the road. Were for the first time I tried Halva, which had a significant nutty taste and was okay but got worse as I had more of it. There was only one building at Didyma which was the temple of Apollo, god of the sun chariot, which was very impressive. There ...
... greatest Christian communities of its time under the Apostle Paul and Saint Barnabas. Here we went into the Mevlana Museum, which is connected with the whirling dervishes.
Here there was a courtyard enclosed by small rooms with artefacts from the whirling dervish life, ancient books, instruments and also tombs; while the other side of the square there was a large mosque which had several dervish tombs and was stunningly and elaborately decorated.
There were a ...
Leaving Dalyan we caught a minibus to Ortaca where we boarded a larger express bus as far as Aydin to change back to a minibus to take us to Selcuk. The scenery again was spectacular with all the mountains, lots of switch backs and crazy Turks driving like maniacs. Including the bus drivers. We booked into the Boomerang Guest House run by a Turk that has been to Oz a few times and has two brothers that still reside in Australia. We ate a ...
This place was originally a sea port, a very wealthy one at that. Nowadays, it is 9km inland. As the alluvial deposits from the inlet river kept building, so the sea became further and further away. With the loss of its strategic sea port position, so it lost its dominance. Thank heavens for World Heritage!
The toilets fascinated me...latrines as they called them. Seated side by side with no partitions, there was ...
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Other places to stay in Selcuk
Pamucak Mevki Pamucak, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $106
- Not a 5* hotel
- Kids will love it!
- Please, Don't go there if you want sea bath
Ataturk Cad 57, Selcuk | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Peaceful Hotel
- Well below expectations
- Lovely place
Ataturk Mah, 1012 Sok No 2, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $25
Ataturk Mah., Selcuk | Hotelfrom $62
- Well worth a stay
- Loved the Hotel Bella and staff
- Hotel Bella was a gem
Isa Bey Mah. 2019. Sok. No:14 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $60
Ataturk Mah. 1051 Sok. No:7 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $87
Ataturk Mah., 1016 Sok., No. 19, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $39
Isabey Mah. 1054 Sokak 3, Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Ataturk Bulvari, 1067 Sokak no.15, Selcuk | 2 star hotelfrom $46
Zafer Mah. 3004 Sok No. 16, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $27
Sarapci Kuyu Mevki Aydin Asfalti , Selcuk | 4 star hotelfrom $52
14 Mayis Mah. 4034 Sok. 14, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $45
Ataturk Mah. Kubilay Cad. No. 24 , Selcuk | Hotelfrom $52
Ataturk Mah. Sehabettin Dede Cad. No:12 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk | Hotelfrom $60
Namik Kemal Cad. No 20 , Selcuk | 3 star hotelfrom $52