Apr 30, 2022 • 11M

Antalya Confidential: Ancient tombs, Roman ruins — and your comments

In this episode: An adventure along Turkey's famous Emerald Coast, the ancient city of Antalya, and tales of hotel-hopping. Recorded 4/29/22 in Antalya, Turkey

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This week's podcast is coming to you directly from the Turkish province of Antalya. We hotel-hopped our way down the Emerald Coast from Bodrum to the ancient city of Antalya, exploring ancient rock tombs, sunken cities and meticulously restored Roman amphitheaters.

In this episode, we'll also tell you what Guy Richie has to do with this place (it's in our "secrets" section) and we'll respond to last week's comments. 

But, as promised, first we have some photos.

The boys of the Elliott Confidential podcast in front of the Lycian tombs in Lycian tombs along the Dalyan Çayı River in Dalyan, Turkey. 

One of the week's highlights was a cruise along the Dalyan Çayı River in Dalyan — site of the ancient Lycian tombs. If you look behind us, you can see the graves on the mountain.

A closer look at the Lycian tombs.

Here's what they look like up close. Feels like you're in an Indiana Jones sequel.

Iden shoots a video near the Sunken City in Kaleköy, Turkey.

We didn't even mention this in the podcast, but another highlight was visiting the Sunken City in Kaleköy. It's only accessible by sea. And no, I didnn't adjust the color on this photo. There's a reason they call it the Emerald Coast.

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Oh, here’s the Fluted Mosque that we talked about in Antalya.

Aren stands in front of the famous Fluted Mosque.
Iden climbs into the bleachers at the restored amphitheater in Aspendos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in Turkey's Antalya province.

And here's the restored amphitheater in Aspendos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in Turkey's Antalya province. They still hold concerts here. The acoustics are incredible. I could hear what they were saying near the stage area, even when they were whispering.

Aren takes a photo in Köprülü Canyon, Antalya.

And here's a picture of Köprülü Canyon, which we were having such a hard time pronouncing. Turkish is not easy.

We really loved last week's comments! As always, we'd love to answer your questions about Turkey or traveling (or anything else) this week. The boys and I will answer your comments in our next podcast, so don't forget to tune in. 

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