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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:49 am

Sarpıncık Karaburun Lighthouse is our 4th one. Karaburun (literally Black Cape) is a seaside town in the district of the same name about 100 km from Izmir. The area is one of the
westernmost points of Anatolia. Karaburun town is situated close to the northern tip of the peninsula where the Gulf of Izmir starts, opposite, across the water, is the seaside town of Foca.
The lighthouse was established in 1938. The entire building is white. The keeper's house is also white with a red tile roof. It is on a steep cliff on the tip of the peninsula projecting into the Aegean Sea, northeast of Chios, the Greek Island. It is accessible by road (cart track!), the site is open but the tower closed.
I have been able to visit it a couple of times. We never saw the keeper! But on our first visit we met a beautiful ginger cat who was very friendly and obviously well cared for! The area is wonderful, so quiet except for the sound of the sea, the air is so pure and the view stunning.
Definitely worth the rather treacherous journey! It would be easier in a jeep! Smile
Sounds of Karaburun Lighthouse


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:59 pm

For our last lighthouse , we're taking a look at possibly the oldest lighthouse in the world!
During excavations performed in Patara, the ruins of a lighthouse that is almost 2,000 years old were found.
Patara was the major naval and trading port of Lycia, located at the mouth of the Xanthos River, until it silted up and turned into a malaria-plagued marsh.
Patara was a flourishing maritime and commercial city on the south-west coast of Lycia on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey near the modern small town of Gelemiş, in Antalya Province. It is the birthplace of St. Nicholas, who lived most of his life in the nearby town of Myra (Demre).

TR 121 Patara
latitude 44° 16' 36" N longitude 15° 17' 34.7" E Ruins of a Roman lighthouse built during the reign of Nero (54-68 AD). The surviving portion of the tower stands about 17 ft high. It was unearthed about 2005 by archaeologists studying the Roman port of Patara, an ancient Greek city annexed to the Empire in 43 AD. The ancient harbor eventually filled in completely and became a swamp; the lighthouse was apparently excavated from this sediment. The site is near the village of Gelemis, about 10 km west of Kalkan in westernmost Antalya province.

Thanks to Lighthouses R us and Wiki


http://lycianturkey.com/lycian_sites/patara-lighthouse.htm


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:51 pm

Next group of 5, what about places expats retire to in TR?


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:33 pm

First there is the province of Aydin, the towns of Kusadasi and Didim are very popular places with expats. Although they are holiday resorts, they are still very active in winter, which is generally mild.
They are within easy distance (public transport or private) of Izmir with all its shopping centers, restaurants, activities etc.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:49 pm

Antalya the Province and the city of the same name are really popular places to retire. On the Mediterranean coast, there is a thriving expat scene.
Alanya, Manavgat and Kemer are favored districts within the province.
Of course it originally made its name as a venue for tourists but now 30% of properties are owned by foreigners. The largest group of expats is Germans, followed by Russians followed by citizens of other European countries.


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:36 pm

- Ikeepforgetting

Antalya the Province and the city of the same name are really popular places to retire. On the Mediterranean coast, there is a thriving expat scene.
Alanya, Manavgat and Kemer are favored districts within the province.
Of course it originally made its name as venue for tourists but now 30% of properties are owned by foreigners. The largest group of expats is Germans, followed by Russians followed by citizens of other European countries.



Interesting...will be sharing this with my husband, thanks for sharing.

 

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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:33 pm

Bodrum is a fascinating city. It is overflowing with history and culture but has plenty of sports and pursuits for the adventurous as well as a lively nightlife.
It is a popular tourist destination and interestingly many expats who move to the area do so in order to work in the hotel, restaurant or leisure industries.
There is an airport but it tends to have seasonal flights.
All about Bodrum


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