Our first walk with Zirve – 2016 season

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This was a complicated walk, though not all of it was walking.  We set off from Selçuk at 8:30 in the morning and drove to Pinar Köyu where we stopped for breakfast of gözleme, domates ve zeytin.  It was a fairly brief stop and soon we were back on our buses for the drive to Çomakdağ köyu where we ended up staying for longer than I think was originally intended.

First we climbed up with some other people, above the village where there was a fantastic view.

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We were back in the village at the appointed time, but everyone else was behind by half an hour then we went strolling off with a gentleman from the village who showed us several traditional houses (many of them somewhat ruined), his pygmy cows and an olive barrel.  He ended up taking us home for lunch.  Which was delicious but had to be cut short as the buses were revving up and we were keeping them waiting.

Our next stop was Euromos – we’ve been there before and our visit was all too brief as we were running late.   It’s a really impressive site and I would love to go back on our own, with more time to explore (and less people…..  There were 75 in our group!)

 

We drove onwards towards Bafa Lake where we finally got our walk!  Only about 7 Km the Yediler Manastriri and back.

And finally, onto the beach at Heraklia (no time to explore the ancient city) where we watched a beautiful sunset and enjoyed an ice cold beer with friends.

It took a couple of hours to drive back to Selçuk.  A very full day, but extremely worthwhile

 

 

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4 responses to “Our first walk with Zirve – 2016 season

  1. Any one of those events would take me a day – you must have been exhausted.

  2. hate walking with a group – spend hours waiting for the lady in high heels, carrying her dog or the bloke in sandals to catch up and then when I’m in the middle of photographing stuff they all want to set off again!

    • Özgür keeps us very well disciplined and doesn’t put up with any shilly-shallying. He is an experienced cat-herder. However, 75 people was, in our opinion, rather too many. We were amongst the first to sign up and watched in horror as the list grew to two busfuls…

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