At last the coast!
Trip Start May 13, 2011
47Trip End Aug 14, 2011
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We stop at Phaselis, a city founded in the 7th century BC and was a commercial trading centre for the Lycians. It is said that anything could be bought here, including citizenship and if you were having a rough day with the family you could sell your Wife, Mother, Sister…. imagine how guilty you would feel when you got home and Dad said "Have you seen your Mum lately?"
As it's been a big travel day and only the one stop at Phaselis, so Memis offers an extra stop that is not on our itinerary that he is sure we will love… underground cave…. somewhere, sorry Memis, I was listening. It was so worth it, although very cold, as caves are, this cave is natural and not carved, stalactites and stalacmites and mineral deposits that are so colorful. The water that goes through the cave come from the mountain but as it is summer and all the snow has melted on the mountain there is little water moving but our walk leads to a turquoise blue lake, just breathtaking. The plan is that next year people will be able to walk to the lake and then take a boat out into the river, must put that on my list of things to do… might need to email Memis and find out where it was though.
We are staying in Kas tonight, a beautiful village with a population of only 4,000 but when tourists arrive they have up to 100,000, there really doesn't seem to be room for all those people and we are all really pleased we are here before that time. Shopping is great, locals very friendly and the beer is very cold, and being on the coast the fish is really fresh and we have seabass for dinner. Bougainvilleas don the white washed houses, it really is a picture.