|Theatre of Aspendos|
Big cities once dominated the area east of Antalya. One of them was Aspendos, which fascinated us with its nearly complete theatre which is said to be the best-preserved theatre of antiquity. But there was more that the Romans had left here and we went to explore it.
Yes, another ancient city, and an important one, and of course not the last one. You might think we are obsessed with ancient cities. Maybe! But every one of them surprises us again, with their size, their luxury, their standard of living at a time when in Central Europe we were still sitting around the fire place living in wooden huts.
|Detail of the marble panelling at the stage of the theatre|
From Antalya it is a short drive to visit an ancient town which lies in the Taurus mountains only 30 km from Antalya but at 1.000 metres. Here nothing was excavated and all the stones lie as the earthquakes had thrown them hundreds of years ago. Even more fascinating for us was the immense necropolis which was met by the same fate.
|Upper city wall of Termessos|
We are currently in Turkey and our "cochecito" indicates the next upcoming service inspection after about 73000 kilometres of duty. We decided to check if we could do the "original Mercedes inspection" in Antalya.
|Whats App conversation with Mercedes Antalya|
Labels: caravan living
The original Mercedes rear shocks are too weak to handle the heavy load of the caravan in critical situations. The car tends to waver and totter which makes it difficult to handle.
|All the tools needed for the replacement of the rear shocks @ Fethiye, Turkey.|
Priene and Didyma were two ancient sites from which we didn't expect too much but both surprised us. The size of the unfinished temple of Didyma was incredible and Priene fascinated with its position and easy to recognise street layout. The vegetation gave it an enchanted flair.
|Temple @ Didyma|