After enjoying the view from Altar of Zeus, we went to explore Adatepe Village. Adatepe is a small village with beautiful stone houses. For many years, Turks and Greeks have been living together since "mubadele," or Greek-Turkish migrations. The village is now considered historical site.
The village got more popular after a couple of movies and Turkish drama or "soap operas". The houses(villas) are a bit expensive when you compare with the modern flats prices in Istanbul.
The current mosque was built during Seljuks time.
(and in real life), Adatepe's name first can be seen as Gargaros in the Iliad of Homers. In 1989, Turkish government announced to keep the site as historical village and did not allowed any new building construction.
We suggest you to visit the site either during sun set or sun rise. The atmosphere of the village gives you peace and the smells of pine and olive trees makes you hungrier for a great Turkish village style breakfast there.
During our walk we came across ''SATILIK'' signages or for sale signs in the village but do not expect the village houses a bargain! By buying a house there, you are having obligation to protect the building and responsible to protect from any damages under the new law set in 1989. If you really want to experience the Turkish village life, you can stay at B&B ''Adatepe Pansion'' which has 9 rooms with fire place. During summer time, you can have your breakfast in the vineyard.
|so this is an old Turkish house door?|
|typical turkish/ greek house in a village back in the good old days!|
|this is so greek for me - leng|
|FOR SALE! Who wants to buy?|
|it would be nice to own a house here.. ;)|
|no restoration allowed! shame..|
|we were here!|
|HELLO? ANYBODY HOME??|
|THIS HOUSE IS OCCUPIED; WE SAW THE OWNERS! ***ENVIOUS!**|
|HE ENJOYED THE VIEW - SO PEACEFUL ACCORDING TO HIM!|
|THE TURK PARTICULARLY LOVED THIS ONE|
|THE PINAY LIKED THIS ONE!|
|I LOVE THE GRAPE VINE THING GOING ON IN SOME OF THE HOUSES!|
|WE SHOULD HAVE STAYED HERE!|