Turkey, the Eclipse & Vienna in 2006

March 28: Antalya to Olympos


Termessos, Phaselis & Cirali Village

 

March 24
Istanbul

March 25
More in Istanbul

March 26
And more of Istanbul

March 27
Istanbul to Antalya
March 29
ECLIPSE DAY
March 30
Olympos to Kalkan
March 31
Kalkan to Fethiye

April 1
Fethiye to Pamukkale

April 2
Pamukkale to Kusadasi
April 3
Kusadasi to Istanbul
April 4
Istanbul
April 6
Vienna
 
Our hotel in Antalya was in the "old town" with lovely views of the Mediterranean and quaint winding streets. In the morning we headed to Termessos. The strenuous short hike brought us to a beautiful and unspoiled site. Since this was the day before the eclipse the crowds were gathering in the area and Michael captured new shots for his eclipse paraphernalia collection.
         
For lunch we stopped at what we had been told was a "gas station" restaurant. There was a gas station but that is where the similarity ended with any "gas station" restaurant I have ever seen. The outdoor dining setting was beautiful amongst the trees and the food was wonderful! From there we went to the ancient city of Phaselis which is on the shore with lovely views. It was easy to imagine a well functioning city here.
         

Then we drove to our hotel in the village of Cirali at the site of the ancient Olympos city in the shadow of Mt. Tahtali (Olympos). Here we joined the other Wilderness Travel eclipse chasers and the excitement about the next day began to grow.