Today we spent the day traveling to three archaeological sites, known in Turkey as the Ionic Triangle. This included the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, and the cities of Miletus and Priene. We learned the differences between the Roman and Greek theaters. We found some tortoises along the way. We also went shopping at a grocery store, MIGROS, so that we could have a romantic picnic lunch on the acropolis of Priene.
|Temple of Apollo at Didyma|
|Group picture in front of the Temple of Athena.|
Afterwards the whole group experienced the Turkish bath and massages. If we weren’t friends before, we certainly are now.
|Turkish Bath House|
|Turkish main parlor with a raised central marble platform, called a "belly stone", on which professional masseurs scrubbed and washed us.|
|Riding home in the back of the van|
Lastly, we want to wish our own Jessica (Doctor) Hassan a very Happy 20th Birthday! As you can see she looks relaxed after the Turkish oil massage.