Ephesus - The Ancient Greek Settlement
Trip Start Nov 21, 2007
153Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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We are so glad we pushed through to see Ephesus. Ephesus was an ancient city of Anatolia during the classical Greek period dating back to 10th century B.C. Ephesus hosted one of the seven churches of Asia that is referenced in Revelations in the Bible, and may be where the gospel of John was written. The coolest part of it that remains is the Library of Celsus. We also saw the Temple of Artemis (Diana) - one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Other things we walked around were Temple of Hadrian and some other temples we are not sure of the name. Our final stop was the Theater which could seat 44,000
We had a nice lunch at a carpet weaving school. It consisted of salad, cigarette rolls (pastry with cheese), chicken, meatballs, rice, watermelon and some other kind of melon. Yes, we were able to eat which was a good, good sign. Of course, we were then given a "tour" of the carpet making and a chance to purchase a carpet.
Our guide then took us to the Museum where we got to see many originals from Ephesus. Just crazy how things from before Christ are out for you to touch! They had a nice display of the gladiators too which was pretty cool.
We were then dropped off at Atila's Getaway a few Kms out of town. We took a HARD nap for about 4 hours and spent the rest of the night hanging out in the hammock and resting on huge pillows by the pool. Great place to relax!