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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... we visited an old church that was originally Christian I believe, but got converted to and Islamic mosque many years ago, it was cool to go into because there were still parts remaining from the churches Christian past, but the most obvious was the difference between the direction of the Christian religion and the Islamic religion. Also the eagles faces that were cut off because they were not part of the Islamic religion. After we got heaps of ...
... from 45 Km away and pumped to the hilltop location, over a thousand years ago. The demise of this thriving settlement was probably due to irreparable damage by several earthquakes rather than the ravages of war.
As we stepped out of the cable car a tout approached us. He was promoting a government sponsored carpet co operative. It was on our way out so we called into see what it was all about. If the salesman's story is ...
The city dated back to 2nd and 3rd century before Christ so was pretty old.
The Romans had built on some pretty steep terrain so had done some clever tricks with their stonework to overcome this. Rather than walls and backfill, they built a series of arches and little chambers on top of one and another, kind of like a big bridge on top of each other. It must have worked because its still holding up a temple ...
... where we climbed up the cobblestone walkway to see the Temple of Athena.
There were heaps of local handicraft stalls where they were wanting to sell us their goods. Beautiful hand made table cloths, shell art, crochet goods and local herbs, and olive oil. Some of the people had very weather beaten faces.
There were lots of ruins at the top of ...
... sailing north, although we did have a lovely sailing breeze for the last 4 hours. We spent the evening at Bademli, a secluded inlet between the mainland and a couple of islands.
Our pilot book mentioned hot springs on the shoreline opposite where we anchored so in the morning we thought we should check them out. Although the water was hot the makeshift pools on the shoreline were ...