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Flag of Turkey  , Antalya,
Sunday, June 10, 2012

After a sleep in we headed to Kas, with a stop in Kapatas Beach on the way.

Kapatas was a lovely little beach at the bottom of a cliff. It's on the cover of the latest lonely planet for Turkey - with good reason. Like most of the Turkish beaches it was a stoney beach (and stones get hot in the Turkish sun!) and really clear water where you can see the bottom even though there is no hope of diving down and touching it.

Kas is a small fishing village, not too touristy down by the sea with the cliffs behind. The cliffs have Lycian tombs cut into them, which of course we had to climb up to, very much like rock climbing in places.

While in Kas we felt an earthquake which was unexpected, it was just up the coast in Fethiye where we were the day before. Obviously they get some bad earthquakes as people ran outside screaming which makes you more nervous than the earthquake as you wonder if they know something that you don't!

Much to Chris's excitement, there was a little pier type thing to jump off at the "beach" right by our guest house which occupied a morning of our time. We were also super lazy and we ordered lunch from a cafe on the beach (and Chris had a beer ;)).

What was also interesting was there is a Greek Island only 2 km off the Turkish coast. They had most of there islands taken off them after World War Two.

The next day we headed to Olympos with a stop to see the Church of Saint Nicholas and the rock tombs.

We didn't go into the church as it was quite expensive but Hana did pay to get into the area with the rock tombs. Suprisingly once you had entered into the complex there was a huge amphitheatre which hadn't been mentioned.

The rock tombs were amazing, they must have been so hard to construct into the cliff face.

The Greek amphitheatre was largely intact with tunnels running behind the seating still intact... Think lions and tigers.
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