Tuesday 31 August 2010

Piraeus to Aqaba - Log #004# - (Marmaris-Oludeniz-Fethiye)

Marmaris is a harbor town that swells to over 200,000 people during summer. Lord Neslon organised hiss fleet in this natural harbour to attack the French at Abukir in 1798. The marina is full of gulets (wooden boats) that you can charter for a cruise with friends.

The surrounding hills and mountains of Marmaris hide excellent routes for bike rides.
Koycegiz is upon a beautidul and serene Lake Koycegiz.

Karmylassos is an eerie town of 2000 stoned houses that lie abandoned after their orthodox Ottoman inhabitants were exchanged for Greek muslims after the WWI. The vlllagers moved to the outskirts of Athens and founded Nea Levissi.

Kabak is a remote beach community that used to be the place for mellow turkish students in the 90's and now with 12 camps around its bay has become a bit of an ex-Paradise on earth. It lies at the end of a spectacular Gorge.

The Scamp ia the best place to unwind and enjoy the hospitality of Suleyman and his family. Suleyman is an extremely hospital and laid back guy who runs a camp of bungallows and log cabins, growing at the same time his own organic food. He has the best view on the sea and he is just a 10 mins walk from a nice cove with turquoise water. If you are looking for a week or so to relax and recharge your batteries Suleyman is your man.

Eray, Deniz, Suleyman, Vassilis and Melek.

Myself and Meryem from the Netherlands a very nice woman with an extremely interesting religious and ethnic backgound.

Scamp's balcony in the rain.

After the rain.

Scamp's relaxing area.

Oludeniz is near Fethye and shelters Blue Lagoon and a long sandy beach. Lots of paragliding on offer too.

Daily Distance: 200Km
Total Distance: 1000Km
Pros: Eken family,Meryem
Cons: null
Soundtrack: The Crowded House, Weather with You