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795s – Cesme peninsula tour

29 Sep , 2017  

Cakabey Monument

Friday 29th September is a cooler, cloudier day. After our final breakfast in the hotel we go for a drive round the peninsular following a coastal route. Our plan to have a beach day at the long, golden Altinkum beach is aborted as it is all closed up. We continue along the quite coastal road […]

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Castle

795r – Cesme Castle

28 Sep , 2017  

Cesme Castle

Thursday 28th is like previous days, sunny, warm with a lovely breeze. Another very relaxed day, a lovely buffet breakfast and then we spend the morning exploring the town. Cesme castle costs 8TL each to look around both the fortress and the museum. The early 16th century fortress has been restored recently, so it looks […]

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Boat trip

795q – Cesme boat trip

27 Sep , 2017  

Saint Mary gulet trip from Cesme

Tuesday 26th September is the long travel day of the holiday. After our final excellent breakfast, we check out of the hotel (given a present of apple sauce), and then spend four hours travelling to Cesme, stopping off briefly at a small beach to have a drink and stretch our legs. We check into our […]

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Boat trip

795p – Lake Bafa boat trip

25 Sep , 2017  

Lake Bafa

Monday 25th September is yet another sunny day, slightly hazy. After the usual super breakfast (which includes home-made bread and honey) we take a boat trip on Lake Bafa on the boat owned by the hotel owner. It is a two hour trip along the northern shoreline of the lake taking in three islands, each […]

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795o – Temple of Apollo, Didyma

24 Sep , 2017  

Temple of Apollo, Didyma

This is our final stop for the day and is a very impressive site although sadly surrounded by modern Didim. It is also our last use of the super value museum pass. With a few columns at their original height and many of the huge circumference columns still in place, this is the best of […]

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Museum

795n – Miletus Museum

24 Sep , 2017  

Miletus Museum

The museum contains a good displays of various artefacts from the city including pottery, glass, gem stones and jewellery, votive stelae and the river god Meander taken from the Baths of Faustinia (a replica is in situ at the actual baths). There is interesting information on the development of the city as well as a […]

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795m – Miletus

24 Sep , 2017  

Miletus

Sunday 24th September is yet another hot, sunny day with a slight breeze. We head out late morning to explore the local area taking in two sites. Miletus has mixed Hellenistic and a lot of Roman with some later Byzantine structures. Use our Aegean museum passes to get into the large site, once a city […]

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795l – Herakleia

23 Sep , 2017  

Heracleia ad Latmos, Kapikiri

Saturday 23rd September is another hot, sunny day, but with a nice breeze blowing across the lake. Enjoy breakfast looking out across the lake from the hotel restaurant with a selection of dishes brought to us. We then spend the rest of the morning trying to find various main buildings that remain from the ancient […]

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795k – Priene

22 Sep , 2017  

Priene

Friday 22nd September is a travel day. After a final excellent breakfast we settle our bill at Cella and drive for an hour to Priene. This is a very interesting site, my favourite location visited during the entire holiday. It is a very well preserved Hellenistic city that has been subjected to much in the […]

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Mosque

795j – Isa Bey Camii

21 Sep , 2017  

Isa Bey Camii, Ephesus

At the bottom of the hill is an unusual mosque. Built in the late 14th century it is architecturally a transition between Selcuk and Ottoman styles. It has a double domed main hall supported by Roman columns and a lovely courtyard surrounded by very high walls. Enjoy the tranquility of the place. After arriving back […]

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