A Travellerspoint blog

2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 14 - Egidir, Olympos, Ölüdeniz)

A few days passing along the Mediterranean coast.

rain
View 2011 tiki tour on nzhamsta's travel map.

Saturday 2 April - A very early start to get to Egidir. This was our extra day in Turkey due to leaving Syria early. It was a long drive to Egidir, a town on a very picturesque lake. I elected to stay in a dorm at the guest house rather than camping due to not feeling very well the night before and I needed to keep warm. The rain continued so did not go out at all.

large_DSC09859.jpg
The town of Egidir.

Sunday 3 April - After a good night's sleep in a nice warm dorm, I felt much better. From Egidir we drove to Olympos, an ancient site on a river that flows down to the sea. The place we stayed at was basically tree huts and cabins that were quite comfortable. The place also did a great dinner as part of the deal. It carried on raining.

Monday 4 April - Another miserable day, but I did manage to walk down to the ancient site. It looked very impressive along the river bank and there were little trails that went into the forest to temples, houses and so on. A lot of people were not feeling well so not much was happening around the group, but I was feeling better. The place did another superb dinner, especially the soup.

large_DSC09865.jpg
The river in Olympos.

large_DSC09867.jpg
The river bank in Olympos.

large_DSC09868.jpg
More Roman ruins at Olympos.

large_DSC09869.jpg
The Genoese castle on the coast.

large_DSC09870.jpg
Roman ruins at Olympos.

Tuesday 5 April - We had a long scenic drive along the coast with a stop at Kaş. This is a nice small town with a harbour and not many tourists (at the moment). The sun came out as well so I was able to sit in a cafe having a nice lunch soaking up the rays. After a good break, we drove onto Ölüdeniz, a prime touristy resort further long the coast. Again, due to it being very early in the season, there were no tourists around. The place is normally swarming with British and European tourists. The camp site was a decent place by the lagoon. Our evening entertainment was held at the local bowling alley, a bit different you may think, but it was good fun.

large_DSC09875.jpg
The coastal drive towards Kaş.

large_DSC09880.jpg
The town of Kaş.

large_DSC09882.jpg
The harbour at Kaş.

large_DSC09885.jpg
A nice sunset at Ölüdeniz.

Wednesday 6 April - Another lazy day. The sun came out in the morning and so we could sit on the beach soaking up a few rays. However, later on in the day the rain returned, which did not help the drying of the laundry.

large_DSC09887.jpg
The beach at Ölüdeniz, soon to be covered in tourists.

large_DSC09889.jpg
One of the many water taxis in Ölüdeniz.

Posted by nzhamsta 14:00 Archived in Turkey Tagged tree_houses

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint