Perge is another awesome site. Don't think if you have seen some ruins that you have seen them all. Every one has something very special to see.
kroşe) and tatting (düğümlü dantel) with a shuttle (mekik).
Aspendos. This is the most intact Roman Theater, roughly 1800 years old. And it is still being used today. Unfortunately we could not arrange to attend such performance.
Aykut explained at every theater that they were built for about 10 % of the population. So, if it seats 15,000 how large was the population of the city?
Of course I didn't take any pictures. It was a bit intimidating enough as it was (especially since they didn't speak much English and Aykut was not there), but here are pictures I found on the internet and that is pretty much how it was. The octagonal 'hotplate' in the hot room, the foamy exfoliation, the oil massage. Ours was separate for men and women. Men worked on men and women worked on women. Goodness, were our women strong. But we felt great afterwards.
Rakı yesterday) but we were not so hungry (since we had that huge lunch) and went on our own.
James had a Turkish coffee.
On the way to the hotel we criss-crossed a little through the streets and the bazaars. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures except for this one which I thought was different. James negotiated a good price for some Turkish delight to take back for friends
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From Aykut's CD:
Day 11 Monday 06.25.2012 (Antalya)
- Breakfast at the Hotel
- Walking through old town and visiting Hadrian’s Gate
Optional Trip ( Perge & Aspendos )
- Perge Ancient City Visit
Roman Baths (2nd C AD)
Agora (2nd C AD)
Column Street (2nd C AD)
Hellenistic Gate redecorated in the Roman times for Hadrian’s visit (2nd C AD)
- Aspendos Ancient Theater Visit (2nd C AD, capacitiy :15000)
- Roman Aquaducts of Aspendos Ancient City (2nd C AD)(Not in the Program. Learning & Discovery)
- Free time in Antalya including a Hamam (Turkish Bath) experience.
- Having dinner at Mermerli Restaurant in the old town
Overnight at Aspen Hotel, Antalya