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Watchtower

Impressive Video of Turkey

By the young Italian film maker, Leonardo Dalessandri, “Watchtower of Turkey” is one of the most expressive and captivating videos I have ever seen. In case you have not come across it yet:   Enjoy! Watchtower of Turkey from Leonardo Dalessandri on Vimeo.

11.1 - Celsus Library in Ephesus and Rick Steves's guides. Photo by Mert Taner.

December 05 – Day 12: Roman City of Ephesus

Official plan of the day: Today we’ll tour the ancient city of Ephesus. Famous for its spectacular Temple of Artemis — one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — it was one of the wealthiest cities in Ancient Greece. It also played a role in the formation of the early Christian Church, drawing […]

12 - Our great group in front of the monumental gateway to Temple of Aphrodite. Photo by Mert Taner

December 04 – Day 11: Ancient Aphrodisias and Kuşadası

We’ll work our way west toward Turkey’s Aegean Coast, where Ancient Greek colonists settled 2,500 years ago. Freed from the “establishment” norms of Athens, these communities thrived as centers of learning, creativity — and wealth. This morning we’ll tour the ancient site of Aphrodisias which, under Greek and Roman rule alike, prospered as a center for the arts. After lunch together […]