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... side getting splashed by the sea. It was used to defend against pirates. It is on the site of a fourth century Roman Castle and changed hands in the 1221, the 1300's and 1469. It has been repaired in the 15th, 16th and 18th centuries. We started out just checking it out from the seaside and ended up circumambulating the whole thing. Peeks in the window showed nothing interesting inside. It looked like a ...
... have wandered through some in "the bush" down a back road. No signs, no control, nothing. WE guessed they were at least 1000 years old but probably late Roman.
We are visiting mostly sites and attractions that the average tourist misses out on.
The food has got better – or maybe we are choosing better. It could get a bit monotonous for us fussy buggers – so much bread! We have bought heaps of ...
... we then went to the boat he works on. He has some high position there and his colleagues served us a superb breakfast. Looking out over the sea, beautiful sun, very nice company, food, sweets, tea, coffee, what more do you want.
Biking of course!
So after two hours the party broke up, they went for a stroll along the beach, we went for one of the most beautiful tours till now.
We rode through a valley, slowly climbing the hills. People ...
My short term objective is to spend a week to 10 days just relaxing and unwinding before entering Syria and in order to ensure that I am suitably relaxed to fully enjoy.
So headed south to Silifke on a 6 hour bus ride, arriving mid afternoon and looked for somewhere to stay. A suitable base, if outside of my target budget, was found for a couple of nights stay.
The next day I took a Dolmus (minibus) to ...
... destination. We stopped at a beach and Scott and Simon swam the 200 metres from the shore to the castle and had a wander, while I sat in the shade taking photos of their journey. The castle was very cool, but I was told that Mamure Castle was probably better.
On the way out we passed another castle on the shore very near to Maiden's Castle, but the boys were tired from the swims and wanted to get to Mersin so we could rest, so we forged onward.