Phellos   Leave a comment

Yesterday some friends and I walked up to the top of the hill above Cukurbag. The part we went to is the very highest bit you can see in the picture.

It is called Phellos and there are some very interesting ruins of an ancient Lycian occupation which began sometimes around the 6th century B.C. A number of tombs from a later date are scattered around and these sarcophagi are cut and carved from the local stone and some of them are made to look like houses of the period. Some parts of the stone are being eroded but there are other parts that still look as sharp and new as the day they were carved. Even in the hot sun these rock tombs are cool inside and Wilf enjoyed cooling down inside one of them

It was a long walk and we all got very hot and tired so when we returned to the village we called into Cafe Dede and had a couple of cold beers which really hit the spot.

We set off at 8.00am and got back home at about 2.30pm so it was a good walk. Wilf and Alf were really tired and I didn’t hear a peep out of them all evening but they were still ready for our walk this morning.

Posted June 3, 2008 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized

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