Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Medusahouse Hotel/Didim

Here is another gem in my collection of extraordinary hotels. Medusahouse Hotel is located in Didim on the Turkish Aegean coast right next to the important ancient site of the Apollo Oracle and temple. It's a restored wonderful stone house with only a few rooms but a garden and terraces full of flowers, trees and plants and when you wake up in the morning and look out of your bedroom window you can watch the sun come up over the majestic columns of the temple which are still standing. Mustafa, the charming owner not only runs the hotel but is also an accomplished photographer who has had exhibitions in Germany and the United States and an avid supporter of Greek/Turkish friendship of which the hotel is a center. There is hardly a more peaceful place to be found, only a few miles from the twin tourist towns of Didim and Altinkum and the dolmus to Söke with connections to Selcuk/Ephesus or Kusadasi stop right at the entrance.

Nileguide - new additon to Istanbul

I'm currently applying to Nileguide with a view of becoming their guide to Beirut. I have jsu added a new item the the Istanbul destination about the wonderful Pierre Loti Cafe up on Eyüp Hill overlooking the Golden Horn. Take a look.