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Dear Emre and Kerem,
This castle is amazing at night with all the lighting and in daytime with the great 360 view to the Taurus mountains and to the Mediterranean. It's 100 by 300 meters in size and about 160 m above the sea level. Built initially around 4th century BC in the Hellenistic period and later expanded in the Byzantium period. Evliya Celebi, famous Turkish ...
... have much smoother stepping almost at the ideal height of 15-20 cm, whereas the seating stones are staggered at much higher 40 cm.
It's also that many stones were carried away from the site to the nearby villagers' homes and used as border stones to mark their yards. There is now an order to halt any more buildings and they are expecting to move outside of the archaeologically-significant area.
Dear Kerem and Emre,
After I visited the Uzuncaburc (Imbriogon), I then drove another 10 km to reach Olba. The story is that Imbriogon king determined to spawn off and set up another small kingdom and that's Olba, which came a bit later. Still, it's a city-state started during Hellenistic period and expanded during the Romans.
... lot. Frogs and turtles rested on aquatic plants in the moat.
An Awesome Pair of Portuguese Cyclists
We drove a very scenic part of the coast. The road went up for hundreds of meters then wound down to sea level and back up. Grades were often in excess of 10%. On one of these rugged sections, we saw Portuguese Cyclists Joana and Nuno steadily making the climb on opposite side of road. ...
We are loving the touring holiday; the drives have been fantastic – awesome mountains, rocky bits, deep valleys, turquoise coast. Then there are the old things. We have wandered through 300BC Greek ruins, updated through Roman times and incredibly intricate and huge. Onto Neolithic ruins, 9000 – 3500 BC! These are mud brick buildings buried over time and excavated. There are ruins and well preserved sites everywhere. ...