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Wednesday 20 April - Sightseeing in Ancient Turkey

At the theatre at Ephesus archaeological site, enjoying the magic that happens in ancient theatres

After an early rise, the 2016 Anzac Prize students travelled to the Ephesus Roman ruins and other sightseeing destinations before heading north towards Gallipoli.


Photos taken at Ephesus and Bergama have been added to the gallery.

You can view a short video of our students exploring ancient ruins.

Student views

Day 3 Sightseeing in Ancient Turkey

This morning we set off early for our big bus ride. We left Kusadasi and travelled to Ephesus where we explored the archaeological site. We got to stroll around plinths and building remains that are 2000 years old. It was a great experience, made even more special as we were there early in the morning before the tourists arrived and had the site to ourselves. We could listen to the stories and really appreciate the history that we were walking on with quiet enjoyment.

We then travelled to Bergama Acropolis Archaeological site where visitors would usually ride the cable car to the site. Today, it was so windy that the cable cars were swinging around wildly and they were cancelled; so into taxis we jumped and off to the hilltop site. Bergama was amazing with walkways, a temple and a theatre to explore. Our biggest challenge at this site was making sure no one got blown away and that we could all run fast after our caps that kept blowing off our heads.

Finally, we spent a long time in the bus as we travelled north to our hotel in the Gallipoli region, where we will be for the next few days as we get ready for Anzac Day.

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