2- Kayakoy tour and Paragliding
3- Lycian Way DAY1: Fethiye/Ovacik – Faralya/Butterfly Valley
4- Babadag Tour
5- Lycian Way DAY2: Faralya/Butterfly Valley – Kabak
6- Lycian Way DAY3: Kabak – Alinca
7- Lycian Way DAY4: Alinca - Sidyma
Don't take this group easy. Most of them (incl. all ladies and gentlemen) almost climbed all mountains of Iran in 1970s.
|View from Türk Hotel's pool|
|In this time of the year |
you can meet with tourists from UK and Germany
|Watching the paragliders from the sea level is really fun|
|Trying to collect the paraglides|
|Need to help the paragliders when|
they put their foot on the ground.
|There are young worker who help to collect the paraglides after flight is over. They prepare them to the following session.|
|Some of the paraglides are being prepared.|
They print and paint the company names on them.
|Connection of paraglide. All of the connections|
are not that much thin of course.
|Beware of the paragliders while you're walking.|
A paraglider may come down on top of your head.
|A solo paraglider without a pilot.|
You need a certificate to do this.
|Another solo paraglider|
|A solo paraglider|
|Waiting for the paragliders|
with their walkie talkies in hand
|It's now time to decide to get information about paragliding.|
Hodjat and Nilo listening to the responsible person carefully
cause they will be flying over 1900 meters. After this short
briefing Altug arranged a well-known company for them.
|Time for dinner. At this time of the year most of the|
restaurants and hotels are still trying to open the
summer season (such as painting, cleaning etc.).
|After we ordered dinner, we need to wait patiently.|
|Here's the May 2015 Lycian Way Team.|
It was very pleasant to walk with these friendly people.
|Here we begin our Kayakoy tour|
inside its narrow streets
|We go up to Kayaköy's upper settlements.|
Mainly we see houses and chapels
|View from Kayaköy's uplands to its rich meadows.|
Ottomans prefered to live close to these meadows
rather than Kayakoy slopes as Greeks did.
|Souvenir of Kayaköy|
Matze keeps on investigating the history. Busy man.
|Water is like gold in Kayaköy.|
People tried everyway to collect water into cisterns.
Nature vanishes the history day by day.
|We go up to fortress and pass by the church.|
|View of Kayaköy slopes. Fethiye Alternative Walking Paths'|
Oludeniz-Kayaköy route passes behind this slope
|Seems it's impossible to build up all these settlements.|
|View from fortress|
|Number of chapels shows that population was|
very high. There are chapels on almost every street
|View from fortress|
|Kayaköy is a huge city. From this view it's obvious|
that exchange took away lots of things.
Such as memories, social life etc.
|Here we start to go down|
|Most of the buildings are vanished.|
Left with a single wall only
|Mainly, houses had two floors.|
First floor was for barn or pantry,
second floor was for living area.
Here we can see the fireplace on the second floor.
|Most of the cisterns are sticked to the buildings|
in order to collect the water coming down from the roof.
|Here we come down passing by another chapel|
|Souvenir of Kayakoy|
|Inside the chapel we can see|
tessellated mosaics on the floor
|After a 1.5 hours of sightseeing time for a tea break.|
Now it's time for Gemiler Bay.
|Photo session at Gemiler Bay.|
On the left side we can see Gemiler Island
where churches and cisterns located at.
|Photo session at Gemiler Bay|
It became an island after earthquakes.
|Lunch in Kayaköy.|
Here we had the traditonal fastfood called Gözleme.
|Waiting for lunch|
|Lunch is over. Now it's time to fly.|
|Time to paraglide.|
|Here they come one by one|
|There he is. The last person from our group lands.|
|After landing everybody was happy, suprised and|
affected by this extraordinary experience.
Anybody who has not acrophodia should try this.
|During paragliding it is not allowed to take photos|
with your camera. Pilot takes the photos and videos
with a Gopro with his selfie stick, and sells them to you
after flight. It's up to you to buy them. No obligations.
|After paragliding Altug had the chance to meet his friends that|
he met in this website likyayolu.org. Fine coincidence.
|We have our dinner at the hotel. It is really delicious.|
We are all ready to make our start tomorrow.
Faralya-Kabak-Alinca-Sidyma Routes with this lovely team and many more to follow very soon. Being translated...
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