Turkish ruins

Some of the greatest and most accessible ruins of the Greek and Roman ages can be found along the Turkish coast.

  • No, I weren't
    No, I weren't
  • Walking amongst the ruins in Didim. Very relaxed atmosphere
    Walking amongst the ruins in Didim. Very relaxed atmosphere
  • Hangin at Apollo's Temple in Didim, Turkey
    Hangin at Apollo's Temple in Didim, Turkey
  • Jumping through an ancient tunnel into the wellspring where the Oracle offered advice
    Jumping through an ancient tunnel into the wellspring where the Oracle offered advice
  • Doing our best impression of this carving, Didim
    Doing our best impression of this carving, Didim
  • out in the middle of fields of cottons lies some incredible Greek ruins...
    out in the middle of fields of cottons lies some incredible Greek ruins...
  • Yet another ancient theater
    Yet another ancient theater
  • An ancient ruin in the middle of cotton fields in Turkey
    An ancient ruin in the middle of cotton fields in Turkey
  • This is an amazingly intact ancient theater that we had all to ourselves and no one telling us to stay out.
    This is an amazingly intact ancient theater that we had all to ourselves and no one telling us to stay out.
  • I honestly have no idea where I am! Ephesus? Uh oh, ruin fatigue!
    I honestly have no idea where I am! Ephesus? Uh oh, ruin fatigue!
  • The ubiquitous cat at a ruin
    The ubiquitous cat at a ruin
  • Liam at the gate of Heracles (Hercules) He looks like he is 14!
    Liam at the gate of Heracles (Hercules) He looks like he is 14!
  • Ephesus has been discovered...by tour buses!
    Ephesus has been discovered...by tour buses!
  • Giant gold statue of Mary on the way to the house she supposedly spent her last years in. We didn't spring for the admission.
    Giant gold statue of Mary on the way to the house she supposedly spent her last years in. We didn't spring for the admission.
  • A very large lake we drove past
    A very large lake we drove past
  • A 2000 year old fresco at Ephesus
    A 2000 year old fresco at Ephesus
  • Things catch Liam's eye, Ephesus
    Things catch Liam's eye, Ephesus
  • Hadrian's personal library. Books were invented here after the Egyptians refused to give Romans anymore papyrus. Italians are great improvisors! They invented parchment, punched holes in the sides, and put them together on rings--a book!
    Hadrian's personal library. Books were invented here after the Egyptians refused to give Romans anymore papyrus. Italians are great improvisors! They invented parchment, punched holes in the sides, and put them together on rings--a book!
  • The ancient theater at Ephesus through the pine-lined streets of a once-great Greek, then Roman city
    The ancient theater at Ephesus through the pine-lined streets of a once-great Greek, then Roman city
  • Liam thought this was funny. Good time to explain an oxymoron.
    Liam thought this was funny. Good time to explain an oxymoron.
  • Stopping in the middle of nowhere, Turkey, to check out what these farmers are selling. Lots of olives and honey and the best pomegranate syrup that would taste so good on vanilla bean ice cream!
    Stopping in the middle of nowhere, Turkey, to check out what these farmers are selling. Lots of olives and honey and the best pomegranate syrup that would taste so good on vanilla bean ice cream!
  • Didim, Turkey
    Didim, Turkey
  • Walking along the ruins in Ephesus. Mary (yes, that one) supposedly was brought here by John the Baptist after Jesus' death.
    Walking along the ruins in Ephesus. Mary (yes, that one) supposedly was brought here by John the Baptist after Jesus' death.
  • Looks like a model, but newly uncovered Roman housing with intact mosaic flooring and frescoed walls. Ephesus.
    Looks like a model, but newly uncovered Roman housing with intact mosaic flooring and frescoed walls. Ephesus.
  • Ephesus, Turkey. This was newly discovered and only open since 2006. A city that once housed 250,000 in 3rd century BC
    Ephesus, Turkey. This was newly discovered and only open since 2006. A city that once housed 250,000 in 3rd century BC
  • Cross fit watch out! Doing pushups on a toppled column at Artemis' Temple, Ephesus, Turkey
    Cross fit watch out! Doing pushups on a toppled column at Artemis' Temple, Ephesus, Turkey
  • A giant bird's nest on top of a column at Artemis' Temple. This was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
    A giant bird's nest on top of a column at Artemis' Temple. This was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
  • Sunset stroll in Kusadasi where we spent 2 nights in a hotel that peaked sometime around 1972.
    Sunset stroll in Kusadasi where we spent 2 nights in a hotel that peaked sometime around 1972.
  • Silly yet effective workout equipment on the quay, Kusadasi
    Silly yet effective workout equipment on the quay, Kusadasi
  • Evening walk along the water in Kusadasi, Turkey
    Evening walk along the water in Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Sculpture in Kusadasi, Turkey
    Sculpture in Kusadasi, Turkey

1 Comment

  1. Susan Day

    Haunting, spectacular ruins – no people, no ropes, just you (and the folks from Arkansas?)

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