ANTALYA – Turkey
Also, the old town (excluding the horrible bazaar area) is pretty nice and good for a stroll or two.
For dining the two best restaurants in town are the Seraser and Vanilla, both located in the old town.
Selected walks: For walking around Antalya take a look in Turkish Coast – Antalya to Demre by Michael Bussmann and Gabriele Tröger with walks by Brian and Eileen Anderson. All references below are to this book (as “/Anderson/”, and PLEASE NOTE: when I refer to walk numbers in this book they are taken from the 1st edition).
All is destroyed here, so just forget it. The gorge is commercialized and it is with danger of your life you enter the same tracks as a hundred quad bikes. And that is before even mentioning the sound pollution from that crap. Stay away at all cost, and Göynük is so horrible I could not even sit down for a beer without feeling contaminated. Good grief.
A nice stroll through the woods, but with some less than interesting parts. Without Phaselis the walk in itself is not worth too much.
What the book does not tell you is that there is a “second” Çamyuva after the little headland. That is where you should start the walk, not what you would think is the centre of Çamyuva.
However, it is unclear if the main road will be very walkable for much longer, there is a massive expansion of the highway going on. I can at least promise this will be very uncomfortable. And will your turn-off even exist in the future, and from where?
Also, forget about any promised “secluded coves” etc. After the tourist boats have unloaded their cargo there will be standing room only, vodka bottles lies strewn and there will be russians shitting behind every bush, even directly from the marked path. Be warned.
• How to get there: • By air
• More info: Sorry, none yet
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