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Phaselis | Three amazing things Andiamo Amigos found there
You will find Phaselis 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. Getting a taxi gave us the freedom to roam around without being restricted by a return time. There is a ticket office at the car park where you can buy an entrance ticket into the site which doesn’t cost that much at all.
3 things you don’t want to miss when you visit Phaselis.
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
This hike is a long distance walk 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.
Our summer 2020 holiday we found ourselves exploring Kemer, Turkey as travelling options were limited. It was was my first visit to Turkey as Chris has been to before but not to this area. I’d only ever transited through Istanbul airport so that doesn’t count.