The morning of the third full day of the cruise found us approaching Kusadasi, a Turkish port near the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus. Once on shore, we boarded a bus that took us first to the ruins of the Basilica of St. John (of Patmos fame), thence to Ephesus. It was an interesting morning, but as I wrote in my journal the following day, "My only impression of Ephesus is that it - the visit - made me want even more than before to learn about the ancient Greek and Roman worlds."
|Detail in the temple to the Roman emperor Hadrian|
|Another detail of Hadrian's temple|
|Library of Celsus|