Gelemis Village – Patara

Kaş, Turkey

The dolmus (bus) dropped us in this vacant car park, and we wondered where we had landed! This is the accomodation part of town – Gelemis…Patara Beach was a few kilometres away along a hot, cobblestoned road. So we found our pension, “Zeybek 1” and wandered around the village…which only took about 10 minutes! Plenty of places to eat…all fairly empty at the moment…but another few weeks and the place will be jumping…evidently! Patara was the birthplace of good old St Nicholas and it also has the longest sandy beach in Turkey. The ruins here are splendid and we spent a few hours ambling around before continuing on to the beach. We actually hired chairs and an umbrella…(a first for us) and spent a couple of hours watching a lot of very pale tourists baking in the sun. Today we wanted to go to Saklikent Gorge and waited patiently for over an hour for a bus…it came and went…deciding two people were not worth it…so we’re spending the day just relaxing, reading and swimming in the pool…not too shabby as an alternative!

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