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Tilo Roman ruins

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.

  There were a bunch of tombs at the top as well as a huge Palace that offered a really incredible viewpoint of the valley and hillsides around us... even saw a farmer herding his sheep across the road.  While we waited for the rest of the retirment community Ariel and I climbed through a nearby walnut tree and talked with one of the friendly Turkish guides working at the park.

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.

View from the top of the fortress
.. it was delicious although a bit difficult to pick through all of the bones, since they essentially just grilled the entire fish and then lopped off the head.

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.

kg1357 says:
hi maddy enjoyed reading our travel site you look great and i am jealous have fun but not too much be good ms banaszynski You mom has been keeping us posted on all your travels How lucky you are!! fun looking at the pictures - what memories you'll have! Lori Becker Hey miss maddie! You know you are the luckiest lady in the world! What adventures you are having?!! what has been your favorite so far?? Your pictures are great! Really makes me want to travel although I would not be an adventurous as you!! Be safe and continue to enjoy yourself and have a blast!! I will continue to read your travel blog that your mom gave me!! Love you -Kris
Posted on: Sep 12, 2008
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Tilo Roman ruins
Tilo Roman ruins
View from the top of the fortress
View from the top of the fortress
Route up
Route up
Walnut tree
Walnut tree
Trout farm
Trout farm
Notice the trout swimming right ne…
Notice the trout swimming right n…
Into the canyon
Into the canyon
Crossing the bone-chilling rapids
Crossing the bone-chilling rapids
Finally to the other side
Finally to the other side
Fethiye
photo by: zeraczl