|My usual view on the bus...|
We grabbed lunch at a sunny cafe - I was pleased to discover that, for a change, they had chicken wraps! Then we split up to explore the town.
We climbed up Ayasoluk Hill which dominates the town and is home to a number of historical buildings:
Random fact for you - an annual camel-wrestling championship takes place at nearby Ephesus beach every January. Did you have any idea camel-wrestling even exists!? I didn’t…check this oddity out.
As the day got cooler, approx 4pm we headed towards Ephesus - only 1 mile from Selçuk.
Ephesus was an ancient Greek city which had it’s prime time under Roman control in 129 BC, being home to approx 50,000 people.
Harbor Street - this road used to lead to the harbour
The theatre - the largest outdoor theatre in the ancient world with approx 24,000 capacity
After sating ourselves with ancient ruins we headed back in the fading light to freshen up.
Then we headed out to a local village (Sirince) where we had an evening cooking demonstration by a husband-wife team in their garden dining area.
Then we headed back into the old part of Selçuk, first for a cheeky stop at a dessert shop...
Then we headed to Denis Cafe where we had shish (apple mint flavour)…
Pamukkale -> Selçuk