Turkey, the Eclipse & Vienna in 2006

April 1: Fethiye to Pamukkale


Telmessos, Kayakoy and Gemiler Island


March 24
Istanbul

March 25
More in Istanbul

March 26
And more of Istanbul

March 27
Istanbul to Antalya
March 28
Antalya to Olympos
March 29
ECLIPSE DAY
March 30
Olympos to Kalkan
March 31
Kalkan to Fethiye
April 2
Pamukkale to Kusadasi
April 3
Kusadasi to Istanbul
April 4
Istanbul
April 6
Vienna
 
We began the day with a short walk to view some of Fethiye's (ancient Telmessos) tombs that are carved in the sheer rock cliff above the town. There a still a few Lycian stone sarcophagi around town — some in the middle of the streets.
         
We took a small boat across the bay to Gemiler Island which is covered with remarkable Byzantine ruins. We hiked to the top of the hill where there were wonderful views in all directions.
         
         
We had another good lunch at a restaurant below the hill covered with the dwellings of the abandoned Greek village, Kayakoy. We wandered through this ghost town which was a busy town until the 1920's.
         

We ended our day at a large "tacky" touristic hotel in Pamukkale.