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.