Olympus is just a short walk down the beach from my hotel.
It dates from the 2nd Century BC when its populace worshipped a Vulcan called Hephaestus!
I spent a whole day clambering around the site meeting nobody except four Kuwaitis who were walking this part of The Lycian Way.
We got on well after I initially ruffled some feathers by asking them if they were Israelis.
|Kuwaitis attempt stream crossing &"Abbey Road" homage|
Phaselis is also just off a beach but I had to take a bus to reach it.
I misunderstood the bus driver's directions and climbed off the highway, surfed a small avalanche of stones down a steep rocky slope, then ended up crashing through dense, thorny undergrowth until I eventually reached the offramp road I should have been on all the time.
The upside to this unpleasant shortcut was that I avoided the ticket office and saw the site for free...
|Roman Bath House|
The highlight of Phaselis is a well-preserved theatre...
Strewn around the surrounding forests are pieces of masonry, parts of columns and such like...
3. Our Man in Lycia
Finally, due to popular demand...just a few of many sides of your author and guide...
|Always ready for anything...|