Travel Blogs from Kusadasi
... Famous “Temple of Artemis”, from 550 BC, excavated in 1870s, but much more needs to be uncovered – only 15% of the site has been excavated so it is going to be a massive area when completed. It once held 250,000 people with its marble streets, the amazing “Celcus Library”, Stadium, Gymnasium and Roman baths.
We were a group of 31, which is manageable. One of the things we love about the SAS trips is that ...
We arrived in Kusadasi early this morning & it was simply amazing to watch our ship dock! We're surrounded by mountains & the bluest water--it's just gorgeous.
This was another early tour day, & we set out with about 30 others for Ephesus, which was an ancient city that has been unearthed slowly since about 150 years ago. Our first stop on the tour was the house where the Virgin Mary lived her final days. It's a very simple stone ...
... about merging traffic posted!) to the harbor. A little bit down Curetes road one can see a fine mosaic sidewalk, once part of a stoa.
Roman Bath complex : Changing room, Hot steam room (Cauldarium), Cold Pool (Frigidarium), Lukewarm pool (Tepidarium), Gym, Pool, Gardens etc. Today, one can only see the stone foundations and the layout of what was once a luxurious site. Used for bathing and socializing. This is the ancient precursor to modern Turkish ...
... that had been left in storage and re-packed. We were a bit rushed but still got to the boarding gate before they started boarding. This was just a small propeller plane rather than a jet, after landing in Samos I don't think the runway would be long enough for a big jet. It was a clear though so got some pretty spectacular views of islands on the 45 minute flight.
At Samos airport we actually caught a taxi which had a meter running which is the first ...
... beautiful panoramic views of the city and enormous marble pillars and
By the end of the day, we checked into our hotel in
Kusadasi, which is a seaside village that is a holiday destination in Turkey.
We stayed at a nice hotel with a pool and views of the Aegean Sea. It was
really relaxing! The next day, we explored the ancient ruins of Ephesus, which
has the largest amphitheater of the ancient world, seating 25,000! The ...