Balcova Thermal Otel
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... were destroyed by fire but the building remains & restoration is ongoing. Archeological work is continuous in Ephesus.
Selcuk was founded after an earthquake damaged Ephesus people moved away. Over time the earlier harbour became land. St John died there aged 92 & in 1870 the location of the House of Mary was confirmed. St John's Basilica was built there in 534AD. Lunch was a delicious item called Gozleme- ...
... lead. We almost gave up (but we never give up).
We went back to the main road and found signs near the southern end of town which directed us up a wide, but steep, road to a gondola lift, from where we asked locals for the car route up to the ruins.
Few tourists make it to this site which has a history three hundred years before Christ. And, apart from a few Germans and a tour bus ...
... we talked to the shop owner about the sign on the front of the shop which had a white sailboat on the ocean sour rounded by a green wreath and red lettering which said 1945. We asked him the significance and he said that 1945 was the year that his grandfather sailed from Thessaloniki, Greece to Izmir in order to find opportunity. The colors on the seal contain the colors of the Greek and Turkish flag, and the wreaths symbolize peace between the two countries. The ...
... pass us by. We got a taxi from Izmir airport to the hotel, and spent the rest of the day chilling out, and going out for meals at the restaurant they had in the hotel. Izmir town was over 30km away and so we thought it best to just hang out and wait for our early flight the next morning. At lunch a little cat came over to beg for food, and she was so skittish, she wouldn't let anyone touch her! As Sarah was eating ...
... stayed for a little while but there was more to see of course and we had to keep going to the next stop, the necropolis or ancient cemetery. We took a little back path, the first part was big flat stones and as Pete said, imagine how many people have taken this path carrying bodies for burial. We did a wee bit of off-roading, and I’m sure if we were the Baum fields we would have found several caches today, but dammit, we didn’t have our GPS!