1/3 – Today we walked around the Old Town, known as the Kaleiçi, (the letter ç is pronounced ch) with buildings dating from the second century BCE.
Our hotel is right near the old Clock Tower, where horse-drawn carriages are waiting for tourists.
The old men of the town congregate here.
A gate in honor of Emperor Hadrian’s visit to Antalya in the year 130 was reconstructed here.
There’s an old Roman temple that became a Greek Orthodox church and then a mosque, which was destroyed and not rebuilt. It’s known as the mosque with a broken minaret.
Lots of statues on the streets – some serious, some quirky.
Lots of shops with men sincerely encouraging us to buy their stuff. The default tourist language here is German. There is an old bazaar, a tiny version of the one in Istanbul.
We ended up down by the gulf, watching the ships and the turquoise water.
1/4 – We took a harbor tour on a boat that paid homage to the Johnny Depp pirate movies.
We were promised a waterfall, and a pirate cave.
A nice chance to contemplate the mountains, although the sky grew overcast as we left the shore.
A beautiful harbor and a beautiful day.