After a few days in Konya and it was time for a change so we took a short taxi ride to Sille. This once deserted town has a huge history, many interesting old buildings in various stages of disrepair, an ancient Byzantine church whicch has recently been refurbished, caves in dwhich holy mystics once lived and an interesting landscapre. On walking around, i seemed that the geart of the town was gone. Many of the ancient houses were deserted and it seemed that in several millenia of existence, it had seen better days.
Then we came across the Silehan Hotel and Restaurant. a beautifuly renovated old dwelling had been turned into a hotel and restarant. With flagged rock floors everywhere lots of cedar and beautiful views over the neaby mountains, it seemed ideal.
we stayed for lunch on the upstairs terrace and ran into Habib, the owner. this motivated man has just spent ten yeaurs revivating the place perfectly. Its fabulous whether you go for a panoramic and deliciuous lunch or a romantic stay. It is especially interestuing when you know that this area was filled with Christians and many Greek families. These place stil has the feel of Greece right in the midst of Turkey, probably as it was a stop on the ancient Silk Route!More
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