Greg & Tracy - 2016 Europe & Asia travel blog

A long path leads you to Oludeniz Beach

Normally packed solid ... gotta love slow season ... only a few...

Crystal clear ... and clean

This is the road to Cadianda ... almost turned around

View from the top .. approx 400 meters above sea level

Parts of the city underground... the trees have taken over

Enchanting to walk through this ruin ... it feels like we were...

A tomb with original scripture

Entrance into what would have been the baths

May have been an area for sports

City wall surrounds the whole city

Stadium

Bones says ... thumbs down


Ölüdeniz Beach (translation name Blue Lagoon)

is a small village and beach resort about 14 km south of where we are in Fethiye. The Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. The water here is amazingly clear ... with shades of turquoise and aquamarine ... you can see why its been given the "Blue Flag" rating and one of the top 5 best beaches in the world. The beach is in a sandy secluded bay with a pebbly beach and since it is in a protected area, construction on the beach is prohibited.

Cadianda Ruins

In the mountains above the village of Uzumlu archaeologists discovered the remains of an ancient Roman settlement - Lycian Cadianda, it’s ruins date back to the 5th century BC and is known as the last city that joined the Lycian Union.

The city sits at approx. 400 meters above sea level and has great views of the Fethiye area and sea. It is WAY off the tourist track and very few people make it here, which meant we had the place to ourselves. We almost turned back as the road got rough and had very little signage ... but glad we kept going because roaming around a city 2600+ years old, on the top of a mountain ... by yourselves ... is pretty darn cool!

The ruins show remains of the great wall, stadium, Lycian tombs, outlines of where homes may have been as well as a temple, bath and theatre. There is an area at the top where you can see into the deep cistern used to store water. On one of the tombs you can even see Greek writing!

A great day!



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