The weather was delightful while we were there, only turning stormy the day we left.
the first is a view from an old Christian monastery on the island
the second is a view from the castle overlooking the harbour and ferry terminal.
the third is a picture of the pottery vessels used to store and transport wine and olive oil. They even slung these on camels to haul stuff around. FWIW, there was a well used silk and spice route across this area that reached all the way to India and China. They built a series of stopping points every 35 - 40 km all along the route. The stopping points were well built secure facilities with full services for the travellers and their animals. There is one still in use today in Edirne as a hotel. Another in Ankara in use as a restaurant and transportation museum. A third near Cappadocia is in use as a tourist showplace housing Mevlani (Whirling Dervish) shows.
Last is a view of the partially restored castle.
This was a portion of one weekend. We've been here 4 years.
Edited by camdigger, February 26, 2016 - 03:43 PM.