posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 11:21 AM
Six cave houses dating back to the 5th and 6th century were converted into a 30-room, 5-star hotel called the Yunak Evleri. The rest of the hotel is a
reclaimed 19th century Greek mansion that sits adjacent to the caves.
In each room, details are carved directly into the rock face and are finished with antiques dating back to the 1900's Ottoman Empire.
Each room has its own patio overlooking the landscape.
Also, each room has a white marble spa with either a steam shower or a Jacuzzi.
The hotel is being touted as "eco-friendly" and "green" because it is utilizing landscape formations that were already in place.
However, many are outraged at the notion that an ancient archaeological site has been disturbed and revamped for this purpose, particularly monetary
One reader in particular commented:
Unfortunately most preservation efforts require money which may be in short supply. Not everything can be kept pristine without any use. The trick
is to decide which sites are so important that they have to be preserved and which sites can be put to some use to pay for their preservation. It’s
a judgment call and often a subject of controversy.
So what do you think?
Is this and acceptable and/or commendable "preservation effort"?
Or is this the willful tampering and destruction of an ancient archaeological site for monetary gain?
Yunak Evleri Hotel
edit on 27-4-2011 by stupid girl because: forgot to add article reference link