Then we set off through the mountains towards the coast.
We had a brief stop at a natural water spot!
Finally we arrived at the city…
We hurried to a restaurant and happily accepted the recommendation of kofta and piyaz.
Piyaz is a Turkish salad made from beans, hard-boiled egg and vegetables. Antalya’s version is a little different as it also includes sesame oil and is considered a main dish, and not just a salad.
Fed and watered we happily spent the remainder of the afternoon exploring the charming old cobblestone city. Some went to the beach, some shopping, some to the pool…me, I went and got my camera fixed!
|Ottoman clock tower ‘Saat Kulesi’ next to the 18th century mosque ‘Paşa Camii’|
|The decorated and fluted 125m minaret ‘Yivli Minare’ by the mosque and old market building is a symbol of the city.|
Success! (plus I also ended up getting the phone number of a random camera man…)
|The camera-fixer kept trying to take my picture to 'prove it worked'!|
The intestines were served with pide so we piled some on and sampled the unappealing looking meat. It wasn’t so bad but the random gritty bits put me off a second go!
The mussels were better, though also a little disconcerting as cold and stuffed with rice - like a day old paella….again not something I’d rate as a ‘must eat’!
But I always like to give something a try…fortunately my kebab and wine arrived to save the day!
Then we headed out into Kaleiçi to enjoy it’s night scene. We had drinks at a lively outdoor bar area…
Before moving into ‘The Tudors’ a club with live (Turkish rock) music…
Konya - > Antalya