Before leaving Cirali, we wanted to check out the ruins of Olympos, an important Lycian city taken over by the Romans. The ruins are scattered throughout a deep valley that follows the Ulupinar Stream and covered with vines and flowers, seemingly undiscovered. I loved exploring Olympos, the site was so peaceful and wild, I felt like I was in the jungle uncovering this ancient city.
Later that afternoon, our host from Hotel Canada graciously drove us up the mountain and back to civilization. We hopped on a bus Antalya, the largest city in Turkey. We only had a few hours to kill before our bus ride to Goreme so we headed straight to the historical main square for dinner.
We had a delicious roasted chicken dinner at Parlak (just as good as Swiss Chalet! ;). The owner was so sweet and gave us a complimentary fruit plate when he heard we were from Canada.
Antalya seemed like a bustling, interesting city and I wish we could have spent at least a full day here, but I was also excited to get to Goreme. As the sunset over this pretty city, we headed back to the main bus terminal to catch our overnight bus.