Hiking around Kas, Turkey - Winter 2018/2019

by Steveandjustyna November. 11, 2019 279 views

We loved hiking around Kas! We joined local hiking groups on several occasion as well as hiked on our own around this beautiful area. There is a famous, over 500 km long trail passing through Kas called the Lycian Way. We got to hike some parts of it. Despite it is an established trail it is very rocky and sometimes difficult. It is important to have proper footwear and check the weather before departure as the rocks become very slippery in the rainy conditions!

Man-made cistern for storing water, that we saw along one of our hikes.

Man-made cistern for storing water, that we saw along one of our hikes.

This is how the cistern looked like from the trail.

This is how the cistern looked like from the trail.

Picnic with a local hiking group.

Picnic with a local hiking group.

Interesting building. Perhaps a shepherd's shelter. Built only from locally sourced materials.

Interesting building. Perhaps a shepherd's shelter. Built only from locally sourced materials.

The soil around Kas has very reddish color. There are many creamy-white rocks embedded in it too.

The soil around Kas has very reddish color. There are many creamy-white rocks embedded in it too.

Ruins of another stone building in the middle of "nowhere".

Ruins of another stone building in the middle of "nowhere".

Ancient sarcophagus. These monuments remind us these lands where home to fascinating, ancient civilizations (in particular the Lycians).

Ancient sarcophagus. These monuments remind us these lands where home to fascinating, ancient civilizations (in particular the Lycians).

At Aperlai Antik Kenti

At Aperlai Antik Kenti

One of the partly submerged sarcophagi in Aperlai. According to some theories they are in the water because the land slid down towards the sea during many earthquakes that occurred over the years in this area.

One of the partly submerged sarcophagi in Aperlai. According to some theories they are in the water because the land slid down towards the sea during many earthquakes that occurred over the years in this area.

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Bill Birdsong 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Very nice, I was unfamiliar with the ancient ones.  Glad Justyna didnt fall into the cistern!  I think that is an agave plant....do they have tequila?  Keep enjoying!

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Steveandjustyna Replied to Bill Birdsong 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Bill!!! Yes, we are enjoying! I don't think it's an agave plant... But looks quite similar. Someone told us that the roots of this plants can be a little poisonous.

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