Monday, 2 April 2018

A Tiny Trip to Turkey

Posh Turkish accommodation at Kemer (€23 a night)
 With the Kalymnos guidebook away to the printers and just for a change of scene we thought we would take a trip to Turkey and specifically to visit Geyikbayiri, to check out what is supposed to be the country's premier sport climbing venue.
We caught ferries Kalymnos to Kos and on to Bodrum, all very easy and efficient. After a night in Bodrum we found a hire car company, picked up a slightly tatty Renault, and six hours later rolled into Kemer. The accommodation there was best described as impressive - possibly the classiest place we have ever stopped, for a meagre €23 a night - astounding.
Deserted beach at Olympos
After four days there - and an abortive attempt to climb as Olympos (road closed for resurfacing) we moved to Geyikbayiri. Booking.com is currently banned in Turkey so we used Airbnb and ended up with a big house up the mountains - it looked like the owner would be back any minute as it was filled with all manor of junk!
The climbing was excellent, the area was pretty quiet and the novelty of having to set a fire everyday to keep warm was interesting - it took me back 50+ years to my childhood.


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