Limyra - Ruins close to Finike

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under the water you can see the old road
After we enjoyed the buffet-type lunch in the hotel, we wanted to explore the area a bit. I figured shopping in Finike is not really what I wanted to do, but there was an ancient city close by, that we wanted to take a look at. I was not sure if it was even open, as I read on Wiki that the Austrian are still digging around in there. So, we just gave it a shot and tried to find it. It was a little difficult, as we could not see the sign pointing to it, so we ended up driving into Finike and then back the way we came. Hmpf. nevertheless, we finally did see some old stones and pulled up at a gate. two very strange looking guys were there. First they did not say anything, but when we obviously wanted to take a closer look they pretended to open a gate, which lock has obviously not worked for a while.
ahhhh, I know this. they pretend to be a tourist guide and then take you money. Hihihi, well we were polite enough, let them show us around. the older one was obviously mentally challenged and a nice man. The teenager was bad news. But, I had nothing major on me, my camera only works whenever it wants to and they were of course trying to check how much money they could expect. Makes me so angry. They gave us fake names, so i was sure there was something wrong, but stupid as they were, they called each other by their real names. Nevertheless, we took some pictures and they wanted some money, when we got ready to leave. I had given one five TL and then the other one wanted another 5 TL, I told them NO and he got pissy. I told him  I own a museum card and do not have to pay anything, and the older one, said it was okay, but the teenager get bugging me, then wanting a ride and then seeing what all I had in the car.
He then pointed to the water bottles. I assume he thought it was sprite. He asked for one of them, but when I said you would like a bottle of water, well sure.... he declined. But, the did want my pen. It was ridiculous really. After I declined the ride into town (did this before and some of my stuff was gone, so NO WAY) he said the road is not going to the hotel, I must drive through town - which of course was a lie also. My son felt sorry, as he had broken shoes, but I have learned that this is just a scheme for the tourists. Besides, he did have money for cigarettes, so I did not feel too bad for him.

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there is a big wall and obviously this is NOT the entrance. The theater is still in good shape, but very littered and lots of graffitti.
We got to see some of the church or temple and the interesting part was the water flowing along what used to be the main street. Very beautiful to look at. I would have spend more time there, but felt very uncomfortable with those two guys. So we only took short looks and tried to take pictures with a camera where I cannot see what I am aiming at 
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under the water you can see the ol…
under the water you can see the o…
the no-goody-two-shoes-with-my-kids
the no-goody-two-shoes-with-my-kids
the theater from where we were
the theater from where we were
more road under water
more road under water
from what I understood the sleepin…
from what I understood the sleepi…
Big rocks to make a puzzle with - …
Big rocks to make a puzzle with -…
a heart shaped one.. I have not se…
a heart shaped one.. I have not s…
all lined up nicely --
all lined up nicely --
this was the ... yeah.. what was i…
this was the ... yeah.. what was …
I have no idea why, but people lov…
I have no idea why, but people lo…
another passer by and another pic
another passer by and another pic
the area was huge
the area was huge
I must admit it is so much fun to …
I must admit it is so much fun to…
the theater
the theater
just an old building that caught m…
just an old building that caught …
the tombs in the mountain
the tombs in the mountain
this one shows real good, how actu…
this one shows real good, how act…
they all have been openend and rob…
they all have been openend and ro…
here again, you see a few graves s…
here again, you see a few graves …
flag painted on the mountain...
flag painted on the mountain...
the door is open and on the closed…
the door is open and on the close…
.... it looks like this ... a shel…
.... it looks like this ... a she…
Great playground, huh?
Great playground, huh?
My thoughts to this.. why is not o…
My thoughts to this.. why is not …
Limyra Hotels & Accommodations review
Very inexpensive in the winter time... cannot say anything about summer ..
Limyra
photo by: dahling