Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Driving along the Turquoise Coast
So... we rented a car and didn't have a working GPS, running on low sleep after said overnight bus, so without our wits we got extremely lost and bailed on seeing anything in the congested Antalya city center.
Once we got out of the city, the road trip (which consisted of really only one highway) was a bit smoother. Below is some of our stops along the way.
In Lycia is the highly flammable and constantly spouting fire Mount Chimaera. When methane and other natural gases in the mountain reach the air through cracks in the mountain, the gases turn immediately into flames. One mountainside is covered in spontaneous flame bursts. The flames typically from the same place so you don't have to worry about playing Fire Whack a Mole with your life.
Along the famed Lycian Way is the ruins in Myra. The Turkish are fond of carving things into mountains it seems.
Also in Myra is St. Nicholas Church (or the artist most commonly known as Santa Claus).
With that, we ended in the beautiful Kaş!