Patara Delfin Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... stunning coves and turquoise waters, up into the hills and pine plantations, through local villages and then back to the coast at Fethiye.
Staying at a hotel above the yacht marina and port which is huge and has some incredibly expensive and enormous yachts and motor launches, a lot of which are covered for winter. The population is about 80,000, and it's a big tourist spot for British people apparently, and obviously a prosperous and modern city.
There is a beautiful Amphitheatre next door to our hotel called Antiphellos. It was built of local limestone in the 1st century BCE, but was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt in the 2nd Century AD. It has 26 steps and faces the water. The only living things there today were two lovely billy goats basking in the sun. They were very curious!
We walked around the coast for a few kilometres past a ...
... sand partners with the turquoise Mediterranean waters to paint a pastel beach print. Below us was Patara's antique harbor where Paul changed ships as he returned from his third missionary journey (Acts 21:1). Hadrian's granary remains are visible on the far side, but now the harbor is silted and marshy. Back in the day it launched Patara as a leading Lycian town which became the capital of a combined Lycian-Pamphylian Roman province in 74 A.D. Built into ...
... barren of trees near its summit. At the turnoff for Phaselis at 1010, Madame noting the zinneas. Phaselis is on the coast. It is fairly well preserved. Had not previously heard Romans built theatres to seat one-fifth of the town's population, a guidepost for historians. I retraced my steps back through the site, trying to get the local kitty lined up under a Phaselis sign. Did a bit of lens scrubbing. The camera seems to be grinding sometimes when turning it on and off; ...
... departed so we had the town to ourselves. There are some nice Lycian ruins right on the water, we checked them out and snapped a few self photos using the tripod and time-delay setting of the camera. I made Heather stand on the edge of a 20’ wall (I helped her get there) and I ran back and forth between her and the camera like a mountain goat to reset the camera. After the ruins we walked around the town (takes about 5 minutes) and visited a couple of shops and street vendors. ...