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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

 

 

Iassos Walk

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Whilst Ashley is up to date with the blog, Hilary is still playing catch up.  This was a walk we did with Zirve Mountaineering and Nature Sports Club on 1st March.  It was a full day out with many different activities.  The weather was fine (except for one brief shower of rain) and we had a great time.

Iassos walkPOur first stop was for breakfast in one of our favourite pit stops.  A rather unprepossessing looking truck stop at the Heraklion end of Lake Bafa.  It’s not posh, but we think they do some of the best gözleme on the planet.  We both had the otlu peynirli version.  Crisply, delicious and it came with a salad.  We also drank a lot of çay.

Our second stop was the incredibly spectacular ancient site at Euremos.  We’ve known it was there for some time.  We have ridden past it regularly on our way to Bodrum and beyond.  We had not, however, realised just how amazing it is.  This is, we think, just about the most intact temple we have ever seen.  It is not a restoration.  And the theatre…..  Not everyone walked up to the theatre (not really very far) as they were busy taking photos around the temple.  The theatre is hellenistic.  Hilary’s favourite sort of theatre.  It was hard to drag her away from it…

Next stop was ‘the walk’.  Only about 10 Km and, really, not difficult.  There was a stop at some point and kokoreç was cooked and eaten.  Wild flower were seen.

We wound up at Iassos.  Where, after some wandering around, we settled down in a restaurant to drink beer and eat.

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