Landscape

825m – Saklikent Gorge

26 Sep , 2018  

Saklikent gorge

The waterfall is no way near as busy as the very popular gorge about a 10 minute drive away. At 20km long it is the second longest gorge in Europe. It costs us 5TL to park and then 5TL each to go in. The mouth of the canyon has a wooden platform hugging the rock […]

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825k – Pinara

26 Sep , 2018  

Pinara, Lycian city remains

Wednesday 26th September sees the first clouds although it is still hot. We spend the day exploring more of the Xanthos valley beginning with Pinara. This is the most dramatically situated of the Lycian sites we visit. The last 2km are on a very rough track with many bends (and I am even more stressed […]

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825h – Xanthos

24 Sep , 2018  

Xanthos, Lycian city remains

Monday 24th feels even hotter. After a slow start we travel to the nearby Lycian period World Heritage sites. Xanthos has a hill top location and was once the Lycian capital. There are some super Lycian tombs including one free standing tomb known as the Xanthian obelisk covered on all four sides with Lycian script. […]

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825g – Patara

23 Sep , 2018  

Patara, Lycian city remains

Sunday 23rd is a very hot day. After the usual Turkish style breakfast on the very pleasant dining terrace, we walk the 2-3km (at a very slow pace) through the ruins of Patara. This was once the principal port of Lycia, the ruins of which stretch along the road to the modern beach area, the […]

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825f – Tlos

22 Sep , 2018  

Tlos, Lycian city remains

On Saturday 22nd we leave Fethiye for the 75km drive to our second location, the village of Gelemis, which is close to the long beach of Patara with it’s ancient ruins. Our accommodation is the Akay Pension. We have a room overlooking the terrace and small swimming pool. Before beginning our 5 nights here we […]

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825d – Kayakoy

20 Sep , 2018  

Kayakoy deserted village

Thursday 20th is another hot, sunny, blue sky day. After a relaxed breakfast we head out in the hire car to nearby Kayakoy, a 9km drive along a very winding, high road, dropping into the valley where the eerie ghost town of what was once the Greek town of Lelissi is located on a hillside. […]

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Boat trip

825c – Twelve Islands Boat Trip

19 Sep , 2018  

Twelve Islands boat trip, Fethiye Bay

Wednesday 19th September is taken up with the first of the boat trips. After the usual Turkish breakfast we walk into the main town area to catch the boat for the Twelve islands of Fethiye bay on the larger of the two wooden boats operated by Kardesler sailing trips. We bag a spot on the […]

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Holiday

825 – Turkey 2018

17 Sep , 2018  

Uskudar waterfront

A two week holiday in Turkey departing on Monday 17th September from Birmingham International, a 1515 flight which leaves 20 minutes late and gets us into Dalaman at 2130. After some stress collecting the hire car for 10 days, plus a 50km drive at night in unfamiliar territory, we finally arrive at Hotel Villa Daffodil […]

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