In the morning after breakfast, we left the town near Pamukkale. On our way to Kusadasi, we stopped for the morning at the ruins of Aphrodisias - a city named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

These ruins are wonderful because they are so well preserved and there are no crowds. As a matter of fact, I think we only saw a few people other than our own group.

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Day 11: Aphrodisias Ruins, Lunch

Tetrastoon and theater bath

Aphrodisias theater

Rafet had fun teasing the entertainer's bird

Aphrodisias stadium

My mom and me in front of the Tetrapylon - a city gate
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We take a break overlooking the enormous stadium

Sidar explains how the theater was constructed

We enjoyed the food and the entertainment
The stadium at Aphrodisias could seat 30,000 spectators. It's enormous. (Notice how small Megan looks standing in the stadium - on the right side of the photo.)
After plenty of time to explore Aphrodisias, we ate lunch at a nearby restaurant in Karacasu. As usual, the food was delicious! Among other things, we ate pide (Turkish style pizza).

Whenever we dined together, we shared a lot of laughs