In Turkey brown road signs signify historical sites.  Bulent and I have a dream where one day we can take a road trip and follow every brown historical road sign that tickles our fancy.  Well, when we were in Marmaris we were able to do just that, which lead us to the Ancient city of Amos, situated on Asarcık hill, above Kumlubük bay, near the town of Turunç.

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To reach the ancient city, walk through the fragrant olive trees…

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Climb up to the top of Asarcık hill…

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To where the city overlooks the sea on three sides, built on top of a spit of land protruding into the bay…

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There are several sections of ruins of up the hill, including some residential areas, an amphitheater, and the walls of the ancient citadel.

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We had a great time following the brown historical road sign, and hope that there are many more in the future.

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2 thoughts on “Amos

  1. Hi there! You didn’t leave me your Twitter handle in your comment, but I’m calling it a stroke of luck because I discovered your blog that much sooner looking for it 🙂

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