I decide to visit the Ghost Town at Kayaköy but don’t actually start moving until 4pm on the Friday.
From Wikipedia: “Kayaköy, anciently known as Lebessos and Lebessus (Ancient Greek: Λεβέσσος) and later as Livissi (Greek: Λειβίσσι) is a village 8 km south of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey. In ancient times it was a city of Lycia, Later, Anatolian Greeks lived there until approximately 1922. The ghost town, now preserved as a museum village, consists of hundreds of rundown but still mostly standing Greek-style houses and churches which cover a small mountainside. Its population in 1900 was about 2,000, almost all Greek Christians; however, it is now empty except for tour groups and roadside vendors selling handmade goods. There is a selection of houses which have been restored, and are currently occupied.”
Pushing the bicycle up the hill from Fethiye takes ages, but the view back over the city is spectacular. I eat in the first restaurant I come to – not realizing that there were far more to choose from further into the village. This was a ‘bring your own meat to barbecue’ type place- although there was prepared meat to choose from. It was pricey and I couldn’t finish what I was given. Then I go on to find a campsite – which was perfect. Han camping (rhyming with the ‘Tan’ Pensiyon I stayed at in Fethiye).