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Türkiye, around Antalya

April 10th :
The former city of Olympos was founded in the Hellenistic period, presumably taking its name from nearby Mount Olympos (Turkish: Tahtalı Dağı, Timber Mountain), one of over twenty mountains with the name Olympos in the Classical world.
From these mountains of the Solymi, according to Homer, the god Poseidon looked out to sea and saw Odysseus sailing away from Calypso's island, and called up a great storm that wrecked him on the shores of the island of Nausicaa
The coins of the city of Olympos date back to the 2nd century BC. It was described by Cicero as an ancient city full of riches and works of art. The city became one of the six leading cities of the Lycian League. In the 1st century BC, Olympos was invaded and settled by Cilician pirates. This ended in 78 BC, when the Roman commander Publius Servilius Isauricus, accompanied by the young Julius Caesar, took the city after a victory at sea, and added Olympos to the Roman Empire. The pirate Zenicetes set fire to his own house and perished.The emperor Hadrian visited the city after which it took the name of Hadrianopolis for a period, in his honour.

if you want see the sculptures of the lycian tombs, removed the british Sir C. Fellows visit the british museum!

april 11th
Arykanda is known to be one of the old Lycian cities, as its name ends with -anda, indicative of its Anatolian origin; dating back as far as the 2nd millennium BC. On the other hand, the oldest remains and finds from the city date from the 6th or 5th century BCE. The site is being excavated and restored by an Ankara University team.

april 12th
Myra is an ancient town in Lycia, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in present day Antalya Province of Turkey.
There are two necropoli of Lycian rock-cut tombs in the form of temple fronts carved into the vertical faces of cliffs at Myra: the river necropolis and the ocean necropolis. The ocean necropolis is just northwest of the theater. The best known tomb in the river necropolis is the "Lion's tomb,"also called the "Painted Tomb." When the traveller Charles Fellows saw the tombs in 1840 he found them still colorfully painted red, yellow and blue.

Kaş is a small diamond sparkling at the Lycian Coast.
The picturesque harbour town is located in the Province of Antalya, at the shore of the Lycian Coast, backed by the Taurus Mountains.
Although tourism found its entrance, Kaş was able to keep its natural charme and the visitors enjoy the unhurried and cosy lifestyle as well as the beautiful landscape, so close to the sea.
Here the visitor is a guest and the Turkish hospitality natural.
just before landing in Antalya
just before landing in Antalya
Antalya
Antalya
çirali
çirali
Çirali
Çirali
Olympos
Olympos
Lycian sarcophagus
Lycian sarcophagus
pink poppy
pink poppy
necropolis in Olympos
necropolis in Olympos
the climbing cat
the climbing cat
Olympos, old city
Olympos, old city
meditation
meditation
water
water
beyaz çiçek
beyaz çiçek
mountain of Olympos
mountain of Olympos
Olympos, Cirali
Olympos, Cirali
lycian tomb
lycian tomb
Arycanda
Arycanda
beautiful surrounding for an ancient city
beautiful surrounding for an ancient city
Arykanda necropolis
Arykanda necropolis
 Roman baths
Roman baths
temple devoted to Helios
temple devoted to Helios
mosaics
mosaics
stormy weather
stormy weather
Arykanda
Arykanda
Arykanta
Arykanta
Arykanda, the walls
Arykanda, the walls
Arycanda Theatre
Arycanda Theatre
Medusa head
Medusa head
Arykanda, theatre
Arykanda, theatre
Arykanta the ruins of the ancient city
Arykanta the ruins of the ancient city
Arykanda, amphitheatre
Arykanda, amphitheatre
old stones
old stones
mosaics in Arykanda
mosaics in Arykanda
amphitheatre
amphitheatre
turtle
turtle
çirali
çirali
Myra necropolis, 5th century BC.
Myra necropolis, 5th century BC.
myra
myra
another view of Myra
another view of Myra
Myra, amphitheater
Myra, amphitheater
mask
mask
amphitheater
amphitheater
Myra - carved mask
Myra - carved mask
myra
myra
on the road : Demre
on the road : Demre
Türkiye yollarinda
Türkiye yollarinda
on the road again
on the road again
kas harbor
kas harbor
boats * balıkçı tekneleri
boats * balıkçı tekneleri
bijouterie
bijouterie
Kas, harbour
Kas, harbour
Kas, square
Kas, square
a beautiful spring afternoon
a beautiful spring afternoon
kas, little fishing boat
kas, little fishing boat
kas harbor
kas harbor
les rues de Kas
les rues de Kas
le gardien du trésor
le gardien du trésor
the lanes of Kas
the lanes of Kas
lanes of Kas
lanes of Kas
Türk bayrağı
Türk bayrağı
busy sailors
busy sailors
Kas cats
Kas cats
gulet
gulet
gulets
gulets
akşam ışık
akşam ışık
des reflets d'or
des reflets d'or
Kas
Kas
diving
diving
que la fête commence!
que la fête commence!
des reflets rouge et or
des reflets rouge et or
the golden hour
the golden hour
balıkçı limanı
balıkçı limanı
Uçagiz
Uçagiz
Uçagiz with Lycian sarcophage
Uçagiz with Lycian sarcophage
Uçagiz, peaceful life
Uçagiz, peaceful life
a chain of islands along the coast
a chain of islands along the coast
tombs everywhere
tombs everywhere
Uçagiz, harbour
Uçagiz, harbour
a little walk in the Turkish countryside
a little walk in the Turkish countryside
our cute little guide
our cute little guide
the little dog doesn't like apples
the little dog doesn't like apples
Kekova
Kekova
Türkiye, in the mountains
Türkiye, in the mountains
cedar forest
cedar forest
turkish landscape
turkish landscape
Elmali, lake
Elmali, lake
Elmali, the vegetable market
Elmali, the vegetable market
nice smile
nice smile
les légumes secs
les légumes secs
Ottoman style
Ottoman style
boat trip to a Greek island,
boat trip to a Greek island,
Kas, harbour
Kas, harbour
gulet (goélette)
"gulet" (goélette)
leaving the small harbour of Kas
leaving the small harbour of Kas
Kastellorizo
Kastellorizo
island Kastelorizo
island Kastelorizo
Megisti
Megisti
greek atmosphere
greek atmosphere
île de Meis ou Kaslelorizo
île de Meis ou Kaslelorizo
à l'abri du soleil
à l'abri du soleil
What do they expect?
What do they expect?
cats waiting quietly
cats waiting quietly
une eau de cristal
une eau de cristal
seuls au monde
seuls au monde
meis island
meis island
closed
closed
la coupole rouge
la coupole rouge
sunny
sunny
island Meis
island Meis
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