Posts tagged: Lycia

Patara – visiting the archaeological sites

Odysseus Cruising – Visiting Notes You can hire our luxury gulet MS Odysseus by private charter to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime – sailing the Blue Cruise, visit Patara and much more. Recommended excursion on all Lycian Itineraries. ½ hour from Kalkan Patara – The capital city of the Roman provinces of Lycia and […]

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Xanthus – The Capital City of ancient Lycia

Odysseus Cruising – visiting notes Recommended Excursion on all Lycian Itineraries. 45 mins north of Patara. How to get there Minibus from the quayside at Kalkan.  Take in Patara on the way. ¾ hr from Patara.  The area to visit at Xanthus is not as large as Patara. Time required It needs 1 ½ hr […]

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Where is the 9 mile beach?

Running north-south through the province of ancient Lycia is the long, fast-flowing river called Esen Cayi. Between high, limestone mountains, its valley is flat, wide and fertile. The river slows to a trickle and meets the sea by crossing the longest beach in Turkey – the Patara beach..

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Why we sail from Gocek

Göcek is an attractive, recently built small town on the edge of the large and beautiful Gulf of Fethiye. Now a road tunnel to the town has been built it is only 20 minutes by minibus or taxi from Dalaman Airport. Added to the fact that a large number of flights, both scheduled and charter, […]

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What is the rare Obsidian rock and why was it important to St. Nicholas?

Image: St. Nicholas’s Church on the island of Obsidian rock As we sail along the Lycian shore, east from the Gulf of Fethiye, a wild and rugged coast with a strong of large mountains starting with the 7,000 ft Baba Dag or ‘Father Mountain’ as it is also known, comes into view, a noble limestone […]

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