Monday, May 9, 2011

Pictured: Jason stands in front of the ruins of a Roman Temple in ancient Olympos, southwest of Antalya.

Just returning from a 3-day weekend in Antalya in southwest Turkey, which is considered the Turkish Riviera.

We hiked, explored ancient ruins, dipped our toes in the Mediterranean Sea, and just simply enjoyed ourselves. An amazing area! I will be posting photos and trip reports throughout the week.

Stay tuned!

Olympos (Latin: Olympus) was one of the Lycian cities, dating back more than 2,000 years ago, that I’ve mentioned before in Turkey. Later, the city was ruled by pirates, the Romans, Venetians, Genoese and Rhodians and finally abandoned after the arrival of the Ottomans in the 15th century. Today, you’ll find fragments of ancient, stone buildings and temples throughout the former site of Olympos.
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