Travel Blogs from Antalya, Turkey

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You're a Turkey, Antalya, Turkey travel blog

You're a Turkey

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... ! Clearly I had missed the peak season in Antalya, and the lack of English was a little frustrating for a tourist town. I would describe Antalya as beautiful, but boring. The trip was made more fun by a couple of French girls and the Italian bloke that I ...

All Tombed Out, Kas, Turkey travel blog

All Tombed Out

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Had a beautiful day of cycling along the coast today.  I can't believe the colour of the water!  I can see why it's called the Turquoise coast.  Rugged cliffs plunge to the water below where waves beat the rocks into sand to create ...

From Sea to Tree, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

From Sea to Tree

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... who knew?  Not us.  For a look at some of it, check back - I am going to have to work backwards thru Turkey with the pictures and stories. Jan's blog..... Cruising the Aegean & Mediterranean Seas. Up and out early early as owner Adam kindly ...

Christmas Spirit?, Demre, Turkey travel blog

Christmas Spirit?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Hard to believe there's only 10 days until Christmas.  Being in an Islamic country there aren't the reminders.  No commercials, no decorations, no store displays, no Sears Catalogue, no cards, no carols, no snow, no gingerbread.  Just ...

Treehouses, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Treehouses

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... by one dish comprised of fried potatoes, yogurt and hot peppers. Believe it or not, it was delicious! Vegetarians can survive in Turkey quite well. The only other people at the Lemon Pension were Marc and Ann, a couple from Anterp, Belgium. He's ...

Lebanon Cedars in Turkey, Antalya, Turkey travel blog

Lebanon Cedars in Turkey

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... cedars was not so easy, but relaxing was. At first, I searched online for a place where I could find the cedars in Turkey.  This took a while, but eventually the town of Elmali seemed a good place to begin the search. Why was I searching ...

Life on a Caique, Kas, Turkey travel blog

Life on a Caique

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Made our way down to the city of Kas in the morning of the 2nd of August.  We had packed daybags because space on the boat was limited and our large bags were stored downstairs.  The boat had a main covered area with tables and benches, and ...

Best Campsite EVER!!!, Yeşilköy, Turkey travel blog

Best Campsite EVER!!!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... end of the day (which comes soo early now) we needed to look for a place to camp.  We haven't camped much in Turkey, but heard that wild camping is no issue.  There are actually nomadic tribes still moving about the valleys.  There doesn't ...

Club 'Med', Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Club 'Med'

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... of Chimaera. Cool! It's goodbye to the beach and hello to the mountains as we make the long trip to central and eastern Turkey. We're a little sad because we know we won't see the ocean again until we reach Egypt...one of the many things to look ...

Our day in Kas, Kas, Turkey travel blog

Our day in Kas

A travel blog entry by guykb

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Today was a rest and recuperate day. It's best described in ...

Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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A Sunken City And Oh So More.., Kas, Turkey travel blog

A Sunken City And Oh So More..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... finally forced ourselves to move on. The only problem was where? Well, as you can probably guess from the title we chose Kas in Southern Turkey. We had planned to spend a few days in Kas but on arrival we made the snap decision to only spend 1 day as it ...

Olympos and the flaming Chimaera, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos and the flaming Chimaera

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... keep saying this but the cliffs and mountain ranges around made for some of the most spectacular scenery we'd witnessed in Turkey so far, which is certainly saying something - it keeps getting better and better. The change in elevation is probably about ...

Doing the Rain Dance, Antalya, Turkey travel blog

Doing the Rain Dance

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... .  The bus had to backtrack and take a path up through the mountains on a very indirect route to Antalya.  Statistically, this area in Turkey gets 3cm of precipitation in the month of December.  I think they achieved that in the first 15 ...

A DAY AT THE KONTOR, Kemer, Turkey travel blog

A DAY AT THE KONTOR

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... and, come to think of it, restaurants in the States only pay their servers $2.50 an hour, too.  Also, working in Turkey is fun. At eight, a Ukrainian named Helen comes in.  She's our fourth server/barwoman.  She's very funny.  She ...

Chapter 46: The Sunken City, and Chimaera Flames, Fethiye/Kas/Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Chapter 46: The Sunken City, and Chimaera Flames

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... Wardrobe"). There were a surprising number of Turkish tourists at Olympos, which may explain why it was the first place I'd visited in Turkey that actually seemed packed. Aslan and I had a few beers, and he re-taught me how to play backgammon before we ...

Apple shisha in a treehouse, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Apple shisha in a treehouse

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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The bus ride to Olympos was amazing. It was another 5 hours but driving along the coastline of the Mediterranean was truly stunning and made the time go by quite quickly. The green shrubbery was a sharp contrast from the brown scrub and the grey of ...

Amongst The Clouds.., Termessos, Turkey travel blog

Amongst The Clouds..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... it on their itinerary. I guess there's not a lot more to say about Termessos other than if you're ever passing through Antalya and have a couple of hours to kill, get to Termessos as you will not be disappointed. Truly a rewarding experience. Next ...

Cruising the Turkish Mediterranean, Around Kas, Turkey travel blog

Cruising the Turkish Mediterranean

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... autumn apparently. Oh well. Whatever the difficulties of getting to the actual attractions, the Mediterranean coastline along southern Turkey is spectacular and quite bizarre. Rocky and swept of tall vegetation by the prevailing winds and a ...

I'll tell you where to stick your tree-house!!, Olympia, Turkey travel blog

I'll tell you where to stick your tree-house!!

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... -house with an iron roof there was no orgy of air going on, it was more like a suicide sauna! · * * * * * * * * * * * Arriving into Antalya in good time, we made radio contact with Kelly and before you know it there is a rendezvous organised at ...

The Turqoise coast, Kas and Olympos, Turkey travel blog

The Turqoise coast

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... while driving around were that petrol is ridiculously high at 2.8 million lira a litre ($2.70!!!)and that women don't drive in Turkey, making Kate a bit of a spectacle on the country roads. Kas was a nice place to base ourselves with good food and ...

Gods and Monsters, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Gods and Monsters

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... and down the Turquoise coast from Olympos to Fethiye, and for days trips of Eastern Europeans from the resorts of Side and Antalya. Despite these frequent invasions, the beach was perfect, and the weather got hotter and better everyday. And the water was ...

Olympos games, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos games

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... 't offer much apart from the social life and the beach and we decide to push on to somewhere a little less touristy. Travelling in Turkey is a bit difficult because of the expense of bus travel. A bus ride that might cost two or three dollars in Egypt ...

No Greeks In This Olympos.., Olympos, Turkey travel blog

No Greeks In This Olympos..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... Ben and Helen from Sydney. Olympos is a funny little spot. It seems to be one of the last real backpacker hangouts in Turkey but has also become a big Turkish hangout. I'm not sure who's the dominating force in town but I think the Turks are slowly ...

A hair-raising journey, Kas, Turkey travel blog

A hair-raising journey

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... the map, we only had about 200km to travel so it looked like it wouldn't take too long. We were to learn that in Turkey, distance is not always a good indicator of time. Given that it eventually took us 5 hours to travel this distance, that's an average ...

Magical flames burning in the rocks!, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Magical flames burning in the rocks!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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After sightseeing and doing all the touristy stuff, we thought we would spend a couple days just relaxing and swimming.  We headed to Olympos which is famous for the tree house accommodations.  Well, its not really a tree house, but its right ...

Side, Side, Turkey travel blog

Side

A travel blog entry by tommy

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No shower - just couldn't do the cold shower thing again. Chris negotiated with Genghis and got him to arrange a Turkish bath for us all paid for by the tour company which was a small miracle in itself. Turkish bath was wicked and I treated myself to a ...

Turkey Beautiful Coast, Olympos, Kas, Turkey travel blog

Turkey Beautiful Coast

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... a "ghost town" = Kayakoy = which has been abandoned ever since the 1923 population exchange when the Greeks were forced to leave Turkey. The newly-transferred Turks refused to live in the houses but stole all their roofs and windows to build their own ...

Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... occasions and still have sea legs! We will stay here in Olympos for just one more night, tommorow we shall take a bus to Antalya and connect with an overnight bus to Goreme, a village in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, known for its volcanic rock. ...

Kosh for the weekend, Kas, Turkey travel blog

Kosh for the weekend

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... estimated), for the weekend... with Marc, Gulin, and Yesim. It is a resort-ish town on the mediterranean, maybe 100 km west of Antalya, the mega town we went to last time. Good times were had by all. We took the night bus Thursday night, arrived Friday ...

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