Kaş: Turkish Vacation Pt. 2

Kas TurkeyLet me just preface this by saying be prepared to be jealous.

For the second half of our vacation, we went to the Mediterranean coast and stayed in the small town of Kaş. To get there, we flew into the southern city of Antalya and drove along the coast. It was about three hours and was a gorgeous drive. We even drove by a Mount Olympos, apparently there are many Mount Olympi in “the Classical world.” We drove in a region that is where ancient Lycia was located, and on the way to Kaş we stopped at a site called Myra that had an amphitheater and rock-cut tombs  that date back to 5 B.C. Unbelievable.

Our house in Kaş had a pool and an amazing view of the sea. So picturesque. We did some grocery shopping so we enjoy homemade Turkish breakfasts at home and take advantage of the patio. At night we went into town — Kaş is a small place with the most adorable downtown. There is an area of hilly cobblestone streets next to the small harbor with lots of sidewalk cafes and some cute shops.

Most of the coast, including where we stayed, was more rocky than beachy, so we drove about an hour to the best beach in the region. I did get in the ocean (the pool was too chilly), and it wonderful. Turquoise everywhere. We weren’t there for too long, and there is so much more to do if we ever go back. Turkey, te quiero.

The view from our house.
The view from our house.

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My attempt to recreate a Turkish breakfast at our house.
My attempt to recreate a Turkish breakfast at our house.
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They hung out with us whenever we were outside and even waited patiently at the door for us sometimes.

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Cooking some fish for lunch.
Cooking some fish for lunch.

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We went to a nearby beach that was beautiful. Tom climbed to the top of the mountain behind it and got this photo.
We went to a nearby beach that was beautiful. Tom climbed to the top of the mountain behind it and got this photo.

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Tom, Lauren & Chris in the water. I got in too, it was actually not so cold.
Tom, Lauren & Chris in the water. I got in too, it was actually not so cold.
We stopped on the side of the road on our way in for a girls photo-op.
We stopped on the side of the road on our way in for a girls photo-op.
A town near the beach -- Kaş was not nearly this big.
A town near the beach — Kaş was not nearly this big.
The ruins at Myra. Amazing. All these little caved carved into the side of the mountain, there were little ones everywhere.
The ruins at Myra. Amazing. All these little caved carved into the side of the mountain, there were little ones everywhere.

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"Are you not entertained?????"
“Are you not entertained?????”

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We passed thousands of greenhouses on our 3 hour drive from the airport to Kaş. Turkey must supply at least half of the world's tomatoes.
We passed thousands of greenhouses on our 3 hour drive from the airport to Kaş. Turkey must supply at least half of the world’s tomatoes.
Check out the barber shop.
Check out the barber shop.
Much of our drive was beautiful 2-lane roads along the Mediterranean.
Much of our drive was beautiful 2-lane roads along the Mediterranean.

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Closer to the airport we got into green mountains.
Closer to the airport we got into green mountains.

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Amazing sunset views from our house.
Amazing sunset views from our house.

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