A Day in Little Britain!
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Had a sleep in, woke up to the sound of chickens and the rooster, makes a change from traffic! Breakfast was made for us rather than a buffet which meant you had what you were given. I gave half of mine to Zehra, tomatoes and cucumbers aren't my idea of a tasty breakfast. This morning we were going to check out some more travel agents, most of them were shut! We went back to the first one and tried to find out what we could do with our Tuesday. The chap made phone call after phone call and we didn’t seem to be getting anywhere so in the end I grew impatient and said we would do our own thing. We caught a Dolmus into the main part of Fethiye so we could go and explore the Lycian Tombs which I read in the Lonely Planet you could walk to. The tombs were on the side of a hill overlooking the town; the bus driver was kind enough to drop us off near the road up to them. We walked up the steep road and could clearly see then embedded into the cliff face. The ancient tombs of Telmessos were carved into the rock back in 350 BC. Some of the tombs you could see from the walking track, the larger one we could walk up to and go inside. The entrance was 8 lira’s and you climbed up a steep staircase to get to the tomb, during our climb we came across a tortoise so stopped and picked him up! There wasn’t much in the tomb and it was shallow, part of the door was missing so you could see inside, the part you could see would have held 3 people. The views from the tomb were excellent you could see over Fethiye and out to the sea.
We walked back down and caught the Dolmus back to our hotel where I grabbed some swimmers as we decided to spend the rest of the afternoon in Olundeniz. The Dolmus ride to Olundeniz was lovely, it was only a few kilometres away and you wound down a steep hill and I wished I could have stopped to take a photo as the views were amazing. Olundeniz was locked in a bay back by mountains and cliffs. On the way down we saw some lovely homes and hotels, it sought of reminded me of the Amalfi Coast in Italy. We got off at the last stop which was the beach and tried to see where the lagoon was that you see in all the postcards and brochures, it’s the most photographed beach in Turkey. it wasn’t obvious to start with until a sign pointed us to the right in the direction of the National Park. I expected to find the lagoon jutting out as headland back at the shopping area, but it was tucked away in a park.
After lunch we found the main shopping strip and ducked in and out of the fake brand leather shops, jewellery shops and clothes. The only one we bought something from was a fake brand clothes shop where Zehra and I bought tops. We passed one shop with funny teashirts so the shop owner posed for me with one t shirt I would have liked but wouldn’t be game enough to wear! It was getting late in the afternoon so we headed back to the hotel for a quiet night but not first without getting a tasty ice cream, Zehra’s was Mulberry and Chocolate and mine was Pistachio.