John The Evangelist is believed to have written his Gospel here on Ayasuluk Hill. A 4th century tomb is also believed to house his remains.In the 6th Century Emporer Justinian built a large church around it. As usually happens eathquakes and marauders destroyed the site but it is currently being restored.
I have to admit that I didn't take a photo of the tomb. I got this one from Wikipedia
The reason for this was a stork that I'd spotted nesting on a one of my beloved columns.
At the foot of the hill is the Isa Bey Camii, a 14th Century mosque and the first I have ever been in.
Beautiful, huge carpet - donated by the people of Selcuk.
Nice light from the high windows
and a column with a bird on it.