Turkey

Aspendos

Big cities once dominated the area east of Antalya. One of them was Aspendos, which fascinated us with its nearly complete theatre which is said to be the best-preserved theatre of antiquity. But there was more that the Romans had left here and we went to explore it. Theatre of Aspendos Like Perge and Side, Aspendos was …

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Perge

Yes, another ancient city, and an important one, and of course not the last one. You might think we are obsessed with ancient cities. Maybe! But every one of them surprises us again, with their size, their luxury, their standard of living at a time when in Central Europe we were still sitting around the …

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Termessos

From Antalya it is a short drive to visit an ancient town which lies in the Taurus mountains only 30 km from Antalya but at 1.000 metres. Here nothing was excavated and all the stones lie as the earthquakes had thrown them hundreds of years ago. Even more fascinating for us was the immense necropolis …

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Fire!!!!

Actually we were not surprised when we walked into the mountains behind Çirali, to find little fires burning between the rocks, but just imagine you reached this spot and had no idea! In Çirali we had parked at the sandy and wide beach, from where we started our hike the next day into the mountains. …

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Olympos in Turkey

We reached Olympos more on accident than intentionally, but when our navigation took us there, implying that this is the road to Çirali and sending us through a ford, we bought the tickets and went on a walk through the jungle. Crossing the river to get to Olympos Olympus was a city in ancient Lycia, situated …

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Chat with Anthony @ Arykanda

From Finike we wanted to find the archeological site of Limyra, but missed the turnoff and landed instead further inland at Arykanda, where we met a lovely old man, who showed us around. Anthony Quinn dubber We had parked near the sign to Arykanda, but were not sure where to go. An old man addressed …

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Hike @ Kaş

We had reached the lovely town of Kaş, where we did some exploring in town but also took a hike along the coast to some temple tombs at a cliff above the sea. Sarcophagus in the middle of nowhere The hike started at the port of Kaş and took as on the Lycian route south along the …

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