Turkey for the elderly
Fethiye Travel Blog› entry 17 of 29 › view all entries
Aaannndddd we're about to hop on another night bus back to Istanbul... hopefully this one is a bit less eventful than the last... hahah.
Today we decided to go on a guided tour of the surrounding area of Fethiye because apparantley it is quite difficult to get around on your own and still get to see everything. It turned out to be quite the geriatric trip (we were definitely the only ones without a fake hip or dentures... hahah) but everyone was really nice and we got to explore much of the surrounding area of Fethiye.
We started the day at the ancient Greek ruins in Tiro. These were in really fantastic condition and the guide of the tour was really knowledgeable about all of the legends and history surrounding the area.
After that we stopped for lunch at a Trout farm... we got to see the various pools where the trout were kept depending on the development stage they were in. The water of course was freezing cold since it comes from run off from snow on the Mountain peeks. The restaurant's bar even had a small river running over its top with a few Trout swimming through it which was awesome. Of course for lunch we got to try some of the Trout.
Once full from lunch we headed to hike Saklikent canyon. To get to the canyon we walked over a bridge constructed against the mountain's side above whitewater rapids. Once to the canyon we had to cross freezing water that felt even colder than what the Trout were living in (of course the rest of the group chilled at the nearby restaurant whilest us young folk treked on). After getting through the iceberg water we walked for a while through the Canyon and climbed up some of the rock walls for a better view... it was quite beautiful.
Overall it was a really great tour and the perfect way to pack in many sites into one day. Well, I have to get my bag packed up before the bus so that's all for now.