Hi Everyone. We’re now in Fetiyeh, Turkey. A few days ago, we took an overnight bus (which is as much fun as it sounds) to Olympos, Turkey and stayed at a place called “Kadir’s Treehouses”.
Olympos is very small, and has all of the usual signs of a “backpackers hangout”. It also has the ruins of the ancient Lycian city of Olympos, important parts of which are still being discovered today.
The Turkish coast seems to be covered in ancient ruins, and is said to have more than Italy or Greece. The Mediterranean coast is beautiful. It looks similar to the southern California coast, but with bigger mountains, less development, and warmer, bluer water.
After visiting the “chimera flames”, which are natural gas seeps that have been burning for thousands of years, we hopped onto a traditional wooden Turkish sailboat called a “Gullet” for a four day, three night cruise.
Our boat was equipped for up to 19 people, but there were only three guests and three crew members on board.
After a few relaxing days of swimming, seeing more historic ruins (including a sunken city and Saint Nicholas island, named after THAT Saint Nicholas who once lived there) we arrived in the beautiful port city of Fetiyeh, where we’ll spend a couple of days before moving on to see MORE ancient ruins in Ephasus.