If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Whitby for an afternoon why not try this short walk to the Pretty village of Ruswarp
Phaselis | Three amazing things Andiamo Amigos found there
Phaselis is about 16km down the coast from the resort of Kemer and its the most delightful area of archeological ruins with quirky little bays and the clearest water you can imagine
How did we get there?
We booked a taxi from the hotel to take us down the coast to Phaselis and wait for approx 4 hrs and return us back to the hotel at the agreed price of £25. We didn’t think this was too bad and gave us the freedom to roam around without being restricted by a return time.
How much did it cost to get in to the historical site?
£4.50 to access the site and boy was it worth it.
3 things you don’t want to miss when you visit Phaeselis.
The ancient buildings
One of the first things you see when you enter the site is a really wide street running through the middle of the city. Once you see that then its easy to imagine the shops, baths and other buildings off to the side of the street and the ancient city comes to life. These structures are dated to the 2nd century BC.
The Lycian way hike
The Lycian way is a long distance hike of approx 500km in south west Turkey. Part of it goes through the ancient village of Phaselis and we took an hour or so to follow part of the route. It’s really easy to navigate as it hugs the coast around Phaselis.
Swimming in the sea
It doesn’t matter where in the world we are but if there’s an opportunity to swim in the sea then we’re there. Chris prefers deep underwater and I prefer closer to the surface either swimming or snorkelling and at Phaselis there was a lovely stretch of beach to dip your toe into. Again, like some of the other beaches in this area, its best to have some beach shoes as the stones can be hard work but worth it once you’re in the cool and refreshing water.
The cinder track is a disused railway line that runs for twenty one miles between Scarborough and Whitby. The line it’s self was in use between 1885 and 1965. Its called the cinder track due to the cinders that where used as ballast to run the rails on.
Wycoller, with it’s ruined hall and ancient bridges, is a fantastic day out for the whole family. Believed to date back to the tenth century Wycoller was virtually abandoned as the weavers left to work in the nearby mills during the industrial revolution.