Cruising the Turquoise Coast of Caria
Price per person, not including flights. Single supplement £1,350.
Join Dr Nigel Spivey (Emmanuel College 1977) to discover the many sites along the coast of Asia Minor while cruising the lovely waters of ancient Caria in an exclusively chartered Turkish gulet.
The scenery is typical of the beautiful Turquoise Coast of the East Mediterranean, and there is ample time for swimming between visits. Ancient cities featured include Halicarnassus, with the remains of the Tomb of Mausolus, the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The harbour of Bodrum is overlooked by the Crusader Castle of St Peter. Discover the site of Knidos with its ancient harbour and theatre and visit the foundations of the Hellenistic Temple of Aphrodite where the most famous statue in the world, Praxiteles ‘Knidia’, was displayed. Further along the coast are the remains of the Rhodian fortress at Loryma with dramatic views to the Island of Rhodes.
In central Caria, there will be a special guided visit to Aphrodisias an outstanding Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine site and a UNESCO World Heritage site currently being excavated by New York and Oxford Universities. Take a riverboat at Ekincik into the Dalyan River and visit the Roman city of Caunos and upriver view the spectacular 4th-century rock-cut temple tombs on the cliff-face. Finally, cruise into the beautiful Bay of Fethiye and the borders of ancient Lycia.
- Gain insight on the many ancient sites along the coast of Caria with Professor of Classical Greek Greek studies, Richard Hunter (Pembroke 1975)
- Be shown the excavations at the spectacular site of Aphrodisias by a member of the Oxford University excavation team
- Discover the ancient site of Knidos with its Greek harbour and theatre and visit the foundations of the Temple of Aphrodite