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Kalkan - Kas photos

These are coastal towns on the Mediterranean.
Kas was known as Habesos or Habesa in Lycian times.


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From KalkanParadise Hotel room
From KalkanParadise Hotel room
Deck of that $19 room
Deck of that $19 room
From the hotel room's deck
From the hotel room's deck
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u49%2fandrys%2fsmall%2f35649612.mImg_3786.jpg A local on motorcycle pulling cart tries to lead us to Bezirgan.
A local on motorcycle pulling cart tries to lead us to Bezirgan.
People of Turkey are incredibly gracious and welcoming, on the whole.
He later offered us tea upon arrival at his cove area home.

People of Turkey are incredibly gracious and welcoming, on the whole.

Still going toward Kas looking for Bezirgan (behind us, however)
Still going toward Kas looking for Bezirgan (behind us, however)
They seem to be set up as a semi-barrier to driving into the sea.  ?
Beautiful stones along the coast

They seem to be set up as a semi-barrier to driving into the sea. ?

The water was gorgeous that day.
The water was gorgeous that day.
Those stones and fortification? across the way.
Those stones and fortification? across the way.
Mountain at Kaputas Gorge
Mountain at Kaputas Gorge
Getting directions to Bezirgan village from helpful Kalkan folks.
Getting directions to Bezirgan village from helpful Kalkan folks.
Sheep on the road (we even saw turtles crossing).
Sheep on the road (we even saw turtles crossing).
The caretakers of the sheep
The caretakers of the sheep
Returning from Kas to Kalkan. The usual lost horizon of that area.
Returning from Kas to Kalkan. The usual lost horizon of that area.
u49%2fandrys%2fsmall%2f35650782.mImg_3814.jpg I get carried away.  But it was beautiful.
I get carried away. But it was beautiful.
This one is actually better.
This one is actually better.
Back at Kalkan, in marina area
Back at Kalkan, in marina area
Lower level of the market where shops stay open until 1am.
Lower level of the market where shops stay open until 1am.
Up in restaurant, in the bustling market area, with good music from a lute player/singer.  
Loved the table, candle, and the food.
A great dinner at Ottoman-style restaurant, on the rooftop

Up in restaurant, in the bustling market area, with good music from a lute player/singer.
Loved the table, candle, and the food.

This maker's hand-painted pottery is exhibited in The British Museum.   The large bowl was $50, but I had to watch my budget.
After Kekova boatride, back at Kalkan's lively market/shop area

This maker's hand-painted pottery is exhibited in The British Museum.
  The large bowl was $50, but I had to watch my budget.

What a bargain.)
Back in the small $19 Kalkanparadise hotel room w/gorgeous view

What a bargain.)

From the deck
From the deck
A common Pension feature is a rooftop breakfast/dining area.
Friendly, helpful crew members Abdullah and Amit? are behind the table.
KalkanParadise Hotel's rooftop

A common "Pension" feature is a rooftop breakfast/dining area.
Friendly, helpful crew members Abdullah and Amit? are behind the table.

This rooftop adds one for very-young'uns at one end.  
There was also a large pool downstairs, outside.
   $19/night for a 2-bed double room. Quite amazing.
   Room rates varied considerably along the trip.
KalkanParadise Hotel - swimming pools and breakfast with a view

This rooftop adds one for very-young'uns at one end.
There was also a large pool downstairs, outside.
  $19/night for a 2-bed double room. Quite amazing.
  Room rates varied considerably along the trip.

Abdullah also works at Ephesus in the winter and at an upscale Ottoman-style dining place in Kalkan.
KalkanParadise Hotel's mischievous, helpful guys.

Abdullah also works at Ephesus in the winter and at an upscale Ottoman-style dining place in Kalkan.

Guys in Turkey are refreshingly affectionate and playful with one another.
Pretending to shove Abdullah into the pool

Guys in Turkey are refreshingly affectionate and playful with one another.

Outside area of rooftop
Outside area of rooftop
Road roamers
Road roamers
Residents are away after summer ends, heading for Turkey's coast, 
and younger folk have left for the cities' easier lifestyle.
   In earlier days Kalkan folks fled here to escape summer mosquitos carrying diseases.
A view of Bezirgan Village, where time has stopped.

Residents are away after summer ends, heading for Turkey's coast,
and younger folk have left for the cities' easier lifestyle.
  In earlier days Kalkan folks fled here to escape summer mosquitos carrying diseases.

Via the now familiar Kas coastal route, on the way to Antalya this time
Via the now familiar Kas coastal route, on the way to Antalya this time
On the way to Telmessos/Fethiye, via Kas again
On the way to Telmessos/Fethiye, via Kas again
Coast ride from Kalkan to Kas is gorgeous.
Coast ride from Kalkan to Kas is gorgeous.
Kalkan-Kas Turquoise Coast
Kalkan-Kas Turquoise Coast