I don’t have too much time to write so will just post a few photos to give a snapshot of this very lovely part of the world. There are ruins galore here, not just Roman but Lycian, Byzantine and others with names that escape me. We took a drive along the best coastal road we’ve been on past small rocky beaches at the bottoms of hairpins to Kaputas Beach, a treasure, up into the hills to Saklikent Gorge and more ruins of the Lycians and Romans at Xanthos. There a gentleman showed us around, pointing out the various layers of history and where the mosaics were hidden under the protective gravel.
The beaches are what brought those looters, pillagers and builders here for they are amongst the best I have seen. The rocky bottoms here give the water such a clearness and a blueness. We decided on a day of R&R and took a boat trip around the coast -all day with lunch, afternoon tea, swimming stops, village tour, sunken city for $35 each. We have loved this area.