I am back from my two week holiday in Turkey.
I was staying in a self-catering appartment in Göcek near to the tourist resort of Fethiye. By staying in Göcek I was away from the tacky all day English breakfast cafes and Sky Sports TV bars that is awash with sunburnt rowdy English louts who are on their tenth pint of beer by midday.
Göcek is a small town in Fethiye district in Muğla Province, Turkey. It was named “Kalimche” in ancient times, and is located near to Dalyan and Caunos in ancient times.
The town itself has many marinas and is popular as a destination for yachting.
My appartment had an swimming pool that I was able to relax at.
For my first day of sightseeing I was going to visit Fethiye marina and also see the Lycian rock tombs.
It was good to take a walk along the marina.
Many boats here can be chartered here for daytrips to the islands.
In the marina I saw two turtles.
Turtles are common on this part of the Turkish coastline.
The historic region of Lycia was a geopolitical region in the provinces of Antalya and Muğla on the southern coast of Turkey.
The landscape of this region is scattered with over 1400 rock tombs. The tombs date back to the 4th century.
The Lycians believed that their dead were carried to the afterlife by magic winged creatures and thus they placed their honored dead in geographically high places such as the cliffside.
The fee to enter the tombs is 5 TL (approx. £1.25).
Getting to the tombs from the marina is easy as the tombs are easily visable from the marina. Just keep walking uphill to get to them.
From the top, the whole of Fethyie can be viewed.
Within the area of the tombs were wild tortoises.
They were a common sight.
After visiting the tombs I made my way back to my appartment for some serious sunbathing with a very sexy gal at the pool.
To be continued….
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