Turkey is a huge country and today we have a ‘bus ‘ day. Departing by 8.30 we traveled south along the coast, passing extensive rice fields and more olives, figs, pomegranates and orange trees.
Up through rocky outcrops and tree covered hills the architecture has also changed – replaced with terra cotta tiles and whites washed houses. Most people in turkey seem to live in large high rise apartments in what looks like very high density.
We stopped at the Tourist town of Dalyan where we enjoyed salad and a variety of delicious Pide baked in a wood oven for lunch filled with lamb, cheese and tomato with chilli.
On the way passing the impressive rock tombs of Caunos. Over 2500 years old they once held the bodies of kings from the thriving city of over over 4000 people.
Stopping in the delta to catch a glimpse of one of the huge turtles protected in this area.The 5 km long sandy beach is the site for the reproduction of the Caretta Cartetta turtles. It was complete with rows of sun beds and changing rooms by day full of tourists sunbathing and swimming. We enjoyed a quick 30 minute swim.