If you go almost anywhere in Turkey you will be given hot Apple Tea. It is quite tasty. It is usually free, and it's polite to accept the one glass given to you. Once you are done with drinking the tea place the tea cup down with the spoon across the top, which signifiies you've had enough , otherwise they may keep bringing you more. Don't forget to bring some home for your family and friends to try
Ephesus Museum in Selcuk
The Selçuk-Ephesus Museum (Arkeologji Muzesi) is the most important and richest museum for possession and sole display of local artifacts.
It is located some 500m south of the Ayasoluk Hill with finds from the site of ancient Ephesus, including several statues of Artemis.
Unfortunately we came to the museum too early at 8.00 when it was still closed. May be next time!
Open everyday: 8.30-12.00, 13.00-17.30.
Entrance fee 5 YTL ($3).
Off the beaten Sheep’s paths
Do you think I went off the excursion routs in Selcuk and decided to have a rest from Ancient sights and watch amazing sheep somewhere off the beaten paths?
No! This pics have been taken just in the centre of Artemis Temple where sheep walked around and ate grass while tourist crowds were watching this Seventh Wonder of the world, haha!
exploring Selchuk 4
I decided to write about the neighbourhood that spreads after the supermarket that is across the street from the bus station. One of the last days (it is always at the end that you discover romance, new love, a new wonderful location, a or fantastic, secluded beach, isn’t it? Oh well, Murphy’s law) we decided to walk through that neighbourhood, very cute, no tourist presence, just small buildings with apartments, and very family-like atmosphere.
Now the interesting part is that the INTERNET CAFES in that area, since obviously are not in a very commercial part, were three times cheaper than the ones in the centrally located streets full of visitors, just as fast and maybe even more comfortable. They are simply not on the way to the frequent destinations.
It is not far, at all... just not what you find on the maps. On the same street, which is Kubilay Caddesi, if I am not wrong, the street that starts at the Supermarket, there is a superb Pizza place with ridiculously low prices. We ate three pizzas, drank ayran and had two salads that are given by the pizza places even if you do not order them and paid 10 turkish lira. I mean... that is cheap. The pizza was the best.
Selcuk is a good base to see Ephesus... and also Pamukkale (Cotton Castle).
There are minibuses that operates on a group tour. You can always ask your hotel if they know of anyone going as a group or a tour bus to Pamukkale, so if you're an individual or small group of 2 to 4 people, then you could go along with others to save on transport to and from Pamukkale.
There are also people doing it the other way around - staying in Pamukkale and from there they will take a minibus to explore Ephesus and come back to Pamukkale before evening.
I guess, I would prefer staying in Selcuk rather than Pamukkale, Selcuk has more to offer and bigger and livelier than Pamukkale - my opinion.
The bus leaves at around 9AM to Pamukkale and leaves for Selcuk 3 to 3:30PM.