I love walking around historical monuments and after a friend mentioned Euromos I decided to head there on a day trip. I was told it was old ruins that were definitely worth a look in. Now, let’s get straight to the point here. If you are passing by the Euromos ruins while on the Bodrum / Milas road then do stop off to take a look. Take a couple of photos and get back in your car again.
Don’t however, make a special trip. I did and was seriously disappointed. The old ruins turned out to be eight columns and regarding size, the width of my two bedroom apartment is bigger.
About The Euromos Ruins
While I was not impressed, it seems that others were. A coach load of German tourists drew up and gasps and amazements made me wonder if I was looking in the wrong direction. What were they getting excited at? They loved Euromos. I could not understand their conversations but the thoughtful looks and arms pointing in every direction proved they thought it was amazing.
Tree houses of Euromos
A friend had told me about tree houses at Euromos. I had images of a little village all living in the trees and off the land so I set off to find them. After an hour of walking around the countryside and stepping in more goat s*** then there is on a farm, I gave up. No tree houses were to be seen and no people were about either. The ruins were all there was to Euromos and I was charged eight lira to get in.
Maybe Euromos is Better with a Guide
Perhaps it is the fact that I’ve seen many ruins in Turkey and once you have seen Ephesus, anything less than that is impossible to get excited about. Perhaps a guide would tell stories of the old days and explain exactly what these ruins were. I knew the ruins were the Temple of Zeus but with little other information to go on, it was hard to get excited. I don’t understand the people who call it one of the best preserved monuments in Turkey. While others may be impressed, I certainly was not.