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Oct 26, 2010 - Coast road and castles to Antalya

We looked out on sunrise in the morning and sunset in the evening from our hotel rooms. In between we had many (485) kilometres to cover along the Turkish coast. The first stretch was constant built up area and traffic lights which was very tedious. We were worried in case it was going to be like that all the way. After 57km the tedium was broken by a chance to stop and admire two castles at Kizkalesi, one at the edge of the sea and one on an island. A photo opportunity. It was not long before the road climbed up into the Tartus mountains...

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Rallye Med 2010

Jun 20, 2010 - Antalya

We leave Cirali and drive to a beach for a swim – this will be our last swim in the sea (when we say ocean Osman quickly correct us – ‘this is tha sea’. A couple of very expense boats tied up and families everywhere. We tread carefully over the stones and slip into a very mild sea – funny how some beaches are quite cold and others warm. When we get back on shore we find that a family are sharing a picnic with our party and also providing cups of tea – such a nice gesture. We wander back reluctantly and set off for Antalya. We again witness...

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Apr 7, 2010 - Day 7 Around Antalya

Day 7 - Antalya and Around We didn’t have to get up quite as early today, and since we were two nights in this hotel, it wasn’t quite as rushed as it has been, which is a nice change. I do like the pace on this tour so far, as we don’t see usually more than one or two sites a day, and we get to the hotel early enough that we can have a swim or a catnap before dinner. Anyways, we were off by 8:30 am, so our first stop was at the ancient city of Perge, which is a whole huge area of ruins on the outskirts of Antalya. We were the first tour bus...

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Apr 6, 2010 - Day 6 Pamakkule to Antalya

Day 6 - Pamakkule to Antalya It was another beautiful day when we woke up, cool but sunny. Aydin said that it would be 23C and sunny today. Yay! We went down to breakfast, and the pool was empty and calm, and the steam was rising up from the thermal pools. Breakfast was a buffet again, and the selection, like dinner, wasn’t that good. There were other tour groups there having breakfast, and apparently the Japanese group had woke up at 5:30 am and left by 7:00 am. I’m glad our pace is much more relaxed! Our first stop of the day was to be...

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Mar 22, 2010 - Antalya Dayz

Warm, dry and very comfortable. A great place to kill time while we watch the ice melt in Europe. The owner of our pensiyon is making it very difficult for us to leave. The breakfast provided here is almost worth the price of the room itself, with omelets and other Mediterranean delights we can hardly waddle back to our rooms when done. The old city here is extraordinary and it being low tourist season we have it to ourselves. So we linger on in comfort reluctant to move on. Took the tram, bus to Termessos, a ruined city (alt. 5000 ft)with...

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Mar 16, 2010 - Overnight to the Coast - Antalya

It's 7 am and we just got to our hotel from the bus station. We're in the Old City near Hadrian's Gate, very nice surroundings. 4:pm: Caught up on a little lost sleep and ventured out of our Pansion about 300 meters to the most beautiful view of snow capped mountains and our first sight of the beautiful green of the Mediterranean sea. From snow flurries in Goreme to a warm, sunny 20 degrees by the sea has really lightened our spirits and we plan to stay here a week rather than the 2 days initially booked. The old city here is medieval, very...

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Jul 17, 2009 - Antalya - Turkish Mediterranean Coast

The city of Antalya on the Turkish Mediterranean is a jewel of a place - rugged mountains jutting up to the edge of the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean; quaint cobblestoned streets of the walled old city; sunny weather; and tasty eats to boot. We stayed only for two nights, but easily could have stayed longer.

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Sep 23, 2008 - Antalya

We are the luckiest people ever. Not sure why we keep arriving in large cities at night which is an incredibly stupid thing to do. However people keep looking after us! After driving for 7 hours yesterday we landed in Antalya a city on the southern coast of Turkey. We had planned to find a campground but could not. The absence of highway numbers and no street names continues to frustrate us but we somehow end up with amazing experiences and the Turks always bail us out! After driving in circles through Antalya we finally stopped at a fast...

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Sep 3, 2008 - Antalya Turkey

We hit the road or the water from Larnaca bound for fuel top up in Paphos, where we were greeted with open arms by the police and a friend of Ali so he could smooth our arrival at the concrete dock used by the dive boats and then we could continue on our way. Another good run across the northern part of the Mediterranean and just on dusk we found the marina in Antalya overshadowed by the overpowering presence of the hills. Next morning we could see the impressive grandeur without all the smog and heat haze. Neil – our agent in the marina...

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Apr 30, 2008 - ANTALYA!, Turkey

Today we arrived in ANTALYA! Turkey. You have to emphasize the word ANTALYA, because the tour guide we had must have yelled it 600 times like that in the short time that we actually remained on the tour. He was very proud of his resort town, and consistently pointed out the new condos on the left and the ocean on the right of ANTALYA! It is a great resort town for both Russians and the French. For these people, they build new condos in ANTALYA! for them to enjoy. Our tour was once again a bus going 40 miles an hour, and stopping to overlook...

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Apr 29, 2008 - Antalya

Antalya is another nice seaside town, but this one has a backdrop of snow capped mountains. We found a place to stay where the owner goes by “mama” and calls everyone her grandkids. We spent some time here walking around the historic parts of the city and arranging renting a car for tomorrow.

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Oct 5, 2007 - Antalya, Turkey

Antalya We arrived in Antalya from Olympos, and met our host Meral near her apartment. She, her husband Serdar, and daughter Beste live in the west section of Antalya, in a quiet and peaceful area of 6 to 8 story apartment buildings. Building don't seem to get much higher than that in Turkey, and my thought would be because of the danger of earthquakes in the region. Meral took us out to a local bazaar, and picked up some vegetables and fruits for dinner. She made us a fantastic meal of kofte (the little meatballs), yoghurt soup (a recipe...

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