25.08.2009 - 25.08.2009 30 °C
At 8 am we made our way to Troy. Troy was the centre point of Homer's Iliad and was where the decade long Trojan War (13th century) was fought. The attraction is a reconstructed Trojan Horse along with some excavation sites.
The German born Heinrich Schliemann excavated some trenches which we saw from North to South and East to West.
We spent about 1.5 hrs here before moving on.
Our lunch break was taken in Edremit where I sampled a Turkish pizza called pidda. It had a topping of mixed meat and cheese and was yummy.
After lunch we made our way to Izmir (3rd largest city after Istanbul and Ankara) following a coastal route along the Aegean sea. The scenery was breath taking what with the mountain regions, olive trees and the sea.
A quick photo stop was taken in Izmir. It's a harbour and a posh place brimming with loads of people.
It took 1.5 hrs to reach Kusadasi where we stayed for 2 nights in Hotel Grand Ozcelik which also had a beach just outside the hotel.
we had a buffet dinner with a large variety of Turkish foods. The desserts were especially delicious :-)