Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Visiting Kas, again

Kas! You know I love Kas -- I've talked about it endlessly, here and here and here. So it should come as no surprise that we wrapped up our July trip around Turkey in our most favorite spot. :)

On previous trips, we'd stayed in a hotel or pension in town, but this time, we decided to shake things up a little, and we rented an apartment on the peninsula for a week. Overall, we enjoyed it -- the peninsula is really quiet and we had a spectacular view of the Mediterranean and the Greek island of Kastellorizo from the balcony. The only negative (if it's really a negative) is that the peninsula houses are deceptively far from town, probably 20-25 minutes from the farthest point. That means you need a car -- it was fine for us as Cagatay's uncle let us borrow his but might not be all that practical as a visitor (unless you were going to do self-guided day trips to places like Saklikent Gorge, St. Nicholas Church in Demre and ancient ruins like Patara and Tlos, where you'd need a rental car anyway).

Our view from the apartment:

Local friends:

Driving along the peninsula:

We originally planned to do some sightseeing, like finally make it to Saklikent Gorge, but in the end, we didn't do much besides hang out at the beach with Cagatay's family, enjoy the view from our balcony, and eat. What can I say, we were exhausted from packing up for America and traveling around for a few weeks. But doing nothing is lovely -- Kas is such a great town to just wander around in.

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