Best Impression Aegean Coastline of Turkey
We hope, you shall leave with the best impression of Turkey, as well as of this book which might serve you as a guide. We shall very much appreciate it if you drop a few lines about your impressions referring to some gaps and errors in our book if you shall find some.
Now, the place where you are at this present moment is the Western part of Anatolia and the town you are just visiting, and on which spot many civilizations ha¬ve changed since very ancient times, being your destination, shall offer you many interesting sightseeing tours as well as a good rest after all fatigue. The deserted, quiet, clean Anatolian shores are waiting for you. If you travel alone and with a traveling group, so do not miss to visit the Anatolian villages and make comptem plative strolls around, and note the formidable hospitality Do not astonish too much if our country people shall offer you the half of their meals and the bread. Take it, for it is an ancient tradition of ours, we shall very much appreciate your kind acceptance. We have no mental reservations. We can tell you many good things about Anatolia and it’s population.
Hadrianus Temple: The temple is framed by a round shaped inscription on its front, decorated with a sculpture of a city goddess. The writing on the main floor states that the temple was been dedicated to Emperor Hadrianus by a person called Pavientilius. The Hadrianus temple was restored before been damaged 400 A.C.. four reliefs were put on the inner walls of the verandah. Instead of the original ones, reliefs are kept in the museum. Three of them belongs to the fourth-century A.C. They were taken from the other houses in Ephesus. The fo¬urth one was made during restoration. It is very important for the history of Christians since this important relief shows Theodosius, a Christian emperor, an opposite of paganism, together with his wife, son, and an Artemis figure of Ephesus. The Hadrianus Temple is in Curet’s street. Noticed from the fine ivory and golden masterpieces (wich are kept in Istanbul Museum) in the Artemis Temple, which is excavated by the English scientists, the first Hellenistic house should be been built astound 700 B.C.