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Ducks at the marina in Kas

People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip:

Originally i had no intention of making a stop in Kas, other than to change dolmush, but as i had missed out on seeing Tlos earlier in the day, i decided that i could afford myself an hour to walk around in the gorgeous afternoon sunshine. The bus company agreed to store my bag for an hour, in return for me using their dolmush to Kale at 16.30, which i was only too happy to agree on, then off i went.

There aren't any major tourist attractions in Kas, thats not the reason why people visit the tiny little fishing of 6000 people. Its beauty lies in its location, set on a hill facing out to sea, with quaint little houses lining the cobbled streets that make up the central area. It liked like rain was on the cards when i began to walk around, so i decided to visit the Theatre first, which was located on the edge of town.

Two dogs sat in a street in Kas
The ruins were in reasonable shape, but it was probably the least appealing of the many ancient theatres that i had seen in Turkey.

Back in the centre of the village i went down to the harbour, which looked stunning with the moody sky and terraced house offering an idyllic backdrop. As i started taking some photos i was surprised to hear some quacking, and when i looked down i saw numerous ducks, just below where i was standing. I went down to say hello, but i was feeling to hungry to share any of my food them on this occasion.

Heading away from the water, i wandered up some small streets that were lined with lovely little houses that had balconies jutting out into the street. I went and found an old Lycian sarcophagus, which had 4 lions and Lycian script adorning it exterior.
Monument tomb - Lycian sarcophagus
It looked quite stunning in the soft sunlight and i stood admiring it whilst a number of small dogs were jumping around in the adjoining street.

It seemed a shame that i was going to have to leave so soon, but to be honest, there wasn't a great deal more to do anyway. Back at the bus terminal i tried to ring my couchsurfing host Ertan, but the pay phone was yet again broken, which was rather frustrating. The hour long journey to Kale cost 6YTL ($4) and skirted the Mediterranean coastline, with the sun setting to the West and the full moon to the East, shining brightly over the imposing mountains.

lauro says:
and i wont tell :P hahaa
Posted on: Feb 01, 2009
Deats says:
haha, sorry for been so mischievous, its just my nature ;)
Posted on: Feb 01, 2009
lauro says:
hahaha philip deaton you! sneak ^_^ hahaha
Posted on: Jan 31, 2009
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Ducks at the marina in Kas
Ducks at the marina in Kas
Two dogs sat in a street in Kas
Two dogs sat in a street in Kas
Monument tomb - Lycian sarcophagus
Monument tomb - Lycian sarcophagus
Mosque and palm trees in Kas
Mosque and palm trees in Kas
Kas coastline
Kas coastline
Sunset over one of the islands
Sunset over one of the islands
Theatre at Kas
Theatre at Kas
Kas coastline
Kas coastline
Dark clouds linger above Kas
Dark clouds linger above Kas
Dark clouds above the pretty coast…
Dark clouds above the pretty coas…
Stormy skies over Kas harbour
Stormy skies over Kas harbour
Stormy skies over Kas harbour
Stormy skies over Kas harbour
Stormy skies over Kas harbour
Stormy skies over Kas harbour
Turkey flag fluttering in Kas harb…
Turkey flag fluttering in Kas har…
Quaint cobbled street in the villa…
Quaint cobbled street in the vill…
Monument tomb - Lycian sarcophagus
Monument tomb - Lycian sarcophagus
Monument tomb - Lycian sarcophagus
Monument tomb - Lycian sarcophagus
Kas
photo by: Auditarchi