14th – 28th May 2023
Chris had found us a beautiful apartment with an incredible view over the bay for two weeks. The apartment also has an infinity swimming pool, and a great patio. We had opted to have a mixed ‘meza’ delivered to the apartment before we arrived, which was a good idea as we were tired from the flight and drive and could relax and watch the sun go down.
The only downside to the apartment location was the near 45 degree hill going down to the bay! For Donna it meant that there wasn’t really any where to run, and for me it was a real challenge to navigate the hill on foot. I was only a few months post op from a meniscus tear and cartilage repair and walking downhill was still quite painful and difficult. Just as challenging was the taxi ride back from the town to the apartment as the local taxis just charged up the hills regardless!
There were a couple of real ‘standout’ days on this holiday. One was a day trip out on a large boat around the nearby islands. The sea was unbelievably clear – and also very cold! Too cold for me unfortunately, but everyone else swam.
The other highlight was the trip into the mountains to the Çınaraltı Restaurant, where some enterprising locals put on the most fantastic breakfast! The road to get there was quite unbelievable with hairpin bends and sheer cliffs, it was around 4,500 feet in altitude when we got there and the mountain view was terrific. Breakfast, served in a little windproof hut, was very Turkish, and lots of it. Highly recommended.
The Roman and Greek ruins at Letoon were very interesting, which date as far back as the 8th century BC. Technology is so good these days that Mark was able to use Google Translate to read the Greek inscriptions on the temple ruins!!