Another early start ... but a great day. We meet Ayça (the moon goddess), our guide for the day, and Selen Giritligil, the export manager for Yazgan Vineyards which we are to visit. To help us remember her name, Ayça gives us the phonetic elements - 'Ay', as in 'eye' and 'cha', as in 'cha, cha, cha'! (But not chacha - a Turkish 'madame'!). We are heading towards Selçuk - visit to a vineyard, visit to the house of The Virgin Mary, then lunch.
We are joined by Zehra Yazgan, who is in charge of human resources, a large number of staff including those working in the vineyards and those involved in the production side.
As we gaze at the golden sand, palm trees and lapping waves, we feast on grilled fish and a vast array of meze, washed down by copious amounts of Yazgan wine. Then it's back on the bus for a nap and our return journey to Izmir.