facing greece ...warm sweatness of the landscape!
high quality and romanticism of the scene on backstage,MEIS in turkish,KASTELLORIZO or MEGISTI, in greek,the farest east greek island...2,5km from kas,9km2,230inh.
in kas,until the years around 1920,many inhabitants were greek...then,turkey and greece repatriated their citizens,under compulsion...
old houses architecture looks greek...
Well off the beaten tourist path this place - we made a detour here on our road trip round the Taurus mountains. Its located near the small village of Aykiriçay, on the Elmali-Finike road and if you can get to this site then its well worth the effort - free entrance too. The unique Lycian city of AryKanda was built upon five large terraces ascending a mountain - so you need to walk a fair bit here to view the site. Arykanda was known for having the most pleasure and entertainment-loving (and debt-ridden) citizens. The site overlooks a magnificent valley and its view makes it one of the most spectacular sites in Lycia - wish we could have seen more of this but we visited in a thunderstorm with dark clouds hovering over us. I would like to go here on a better day as there is so much to see, including:-
BATH COMPLEX - largest bath complex in Lycia, on the lower terrace. Some mosaics here too
AGORA - some shops still evident
NECROPOLISES - there are two with a variety of tombs to see
BOULEUTERION - where the council met
It is 18 km. long beautiful white sand beach about 30 min. away from Kas by minibus. (27 km. Kas). There is about 10 busses every day hourly to Patara beach. If you go to Kas, never skip to see beautiful Patara Beach.
Friday is market day in Kas - so its well worth combining a visit to Kas to coincide with the Friday market. The market is situated at the top end of the town, adjacent to the bus station. Bargains can be found with clothing and leather goods in particular - or just browse and enjoy the local colour of the spices and teas and market traders. Its the same market that is in Kalkan on a Thursday.
Cayagzi beach / Andriaki.
Not really much unless you look for the old store houses and tombs spread about all down the valley.Used to be a very busy port,with many store houses.Now called Cayagzi this is probably a better place for a swim just after St.Nicholas' church and Myra,with its 1km sandy beach.