Turkey, the Eclipse & Vienna in 2006

March 31: Kalkan to Fethiye


Xanthos, Patara and lunch in Bezirgan

 

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

April 1
Fethiye to Pamukkale

April 2
Pamukkale to Kusadasi
April 3
Kusadasi to Istanbul
April 4
Istanbul
April 6
Vienna
 
This was grandson Sean's second birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN!

Our day began with the ruins of Xanthos, an ancient capital of Lycia. Apparently Xanthos was virtually intact when british explorers arrived in 1838 but carted away many of the artifacts. The Harpy Tomb is here as well as a large theater.
         
There were brief photo opportunities at the white sand beach and Triumphal Gate ruins of Patara and then it was on to a delightful lunch in a traditional home in the farming village of Bezirgan where we watched the food preparation. We sat on the floor arounds tables and all was delicious! What a treat!
         
         
We stopped to see the nearby storage sheds that are modeled after the tombs carved in the mountain cliffs. We drove to the busy coastal resort town of Fethiye (ancient Telmessos) where we had time for a walk in the in the colorful farmers' market and nearby shopping streets before dinner in the hotel restaurant overlooking the harbor.