Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit the ancient Lycian city of Xanthos & the birth place of St Nicholas (Father Christmas) Patara. This photographic tour was organised by Land of Lights newspaper (Many thanks to Serdar Duzenli) and guided by Mr Arif Naci Dinçer. Armed with only our cameras we set off for a full day of cultural sightseeing. We had a wonderful - if not tiring day and I hope you enjoy the resulting pictures as much as I did taking them.
Since the weather was forecast to be so nice today, we took the opportunity to revisit Kayköy in our own time and at our own pace - camera's in hand. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Wonderful jewel in Turkey's crown. If getting away from the rat race is your aim, then make a leisurely way to this lovely part of the world. No fancy hotels though. Predominately Pensions and family run establishments - enjoy!
Recently, we won a trip for two on the Erhan 4 and decided to take a visiting friend with us. The day was bright and warm as per usual and we got there early so as not to miss out on good seating. We'd never been on one of these boat tours before so didn't know quite what to expect, so snorkel and goggles in hand we ventured into uncharted waters (ours not theirs ;) and had a wonderful day.
The gullet (type of Turkish boat for the uninitiated) was a good size and had a water slide that travelled from the top deck out to the side. The big kids in our group (that would be my husband and our friend) took to it like ducks to water - two days later my husband still has a stiff neck. :P
There was a small band for our entertainment and lunch was included which was delicious and filling. All in all a great day with several stops to swim or snorkel and just generally get out in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery - of which there is plenty.
The only negative was on our last stop where some locals have set up a boat making and selling Gözleme which would be great if they took their rubbish with them. Instead they are dumping it in the bushes in front of the boat - that and their chickens. If somebody from the local nature reserve authority reads this we would be grateful for some action.
Other than that, a perfect day out and one I would thoroughly recommend for young and old alike.
Having just witnessed first hand Fethiye's finest putting out what could have potentially been a catastrophe. I feel honoured to display the pictures that bare witnessed to the event.
(Sounds a bit Al-Jazeera that - doesn't it?)