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Sun 25 May, Aphrodisias
We drive to Aphrodisias, site of the temple of Aphrodite. The site is beautiful, in the country side with many of the columns still standing, and no crowds. I visited a photographer's shop. He had pictures of some of the statues, and photos of the village that had been on the site. People were living among the ruins. For example, a small wooden shack used 2 columns as a support for the rickety porch roof. The photos were only ...
... nice course. The picture is mainly for the benefit of Neil who bought Annie the camel cover for her driver, which for some reason she calls Henrietta! We were hooked up with a pretty fair young Russian guy and older Dutch man who came here twice a year, every year for the last 8 years! He really likes it. The course was really nice and how interesting that two courses 500m apart can be so different. We played ...
... It was an important Lycian city in 2nd century B.C. Olympos devoutly worshipped Vulcan, the God of Fire, most likely because of the flames at Chimaera. We wandered along the path through the ruins to the beach front and then back again going into see more of the ruins. They are actively excavating in one area. We are now totally exhausted and head back to Antalya. Too tired to even go out for ...
... why build a house out of stone blocks 75cm thick? They must have weighed 500kg, at least. The best preserved part was the amphitheatre. Set on a cliff it was still very impressive and from the walls you got a great view down the valley.
After exploring we had lunch back down near the car park and on leaving realized we had just eaten our sandwiches in the Necropolis, lots of broken sarcophagi to be ...
A couple of lazy days and really enjoying staying our little apartment. The area is mostly residential but lots of little shops, cafes and fast food joints; we think the Turks eat out a lot.
Yesterday was mostly domestic, the joy of having a washing machine after 3 weeks on the go! But in the afternoon we played golf at the Pasha Course in Belek (20km from Antalya) and got hooked up with a Swiss couple, who were ...
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