An ancient City all to ourselves
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People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Eric and Dave (USA)
The ancient City of Labranda is situated on top of a hill and whilst this offers some amazing views over the surrounding countryside, it also means that it gets pretty windy. Entering the site through a small gate we saw that the admission was 5YTL ($3.30), and whilst there was a motorbike parked next to the ticket office, nobody came to ask for the money, so we decided to just enter. If they were too busy sleeping to do their job, then its their own problem as far as i am concerned.
Inhabited since the 6thCentury BC, the City grew in stature throughout the ages and held festivals and even Olympic Games. It was finally abandoned in the 11thCentury AD, with scattered remnants of a once great City left behind. Today there was enough to keep us occupied for an hour or so, as we scrambled around the different levels of the ruins.
Of interest were stones that had carved inscriptions on, a fourth century tomb and plenty of other crumbling structures. What made the site all the more enjoyable was the fact that we were the only people there, left to clamber over ancient rocks that must have seen so much pass before them. Not having to pay was also an added bonus, but even if we had needed to, i think it would have been well worth visiting. It was good to get out of thE wind and back into the car, and Dave drove us to our next stop, which was Euromos.
SEE THE EUROMOS BLOG FOR THE CONTINUATION OF OUR DAY.....