Tagged: Hadrian


Izmir, Ephesus and Selçuk

Izmir is a very smart western city, the third biggest in Turkey, hugging the Gulf of Izmir on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Formerly known as Smyrna in ancient times, it gained power and...


Troy and Pergamon – Fact and Fiction

We woke to rain, followed by thunder and lightning, but luckily it was  the only wet day we had in our fortnight’s holiday in Turkey. Today we were off to visit the ruins of...