Saklikent Gorge Turkey.

Saklikent meaning 'hidden city' in Turkish. The gorge is 18km long and 300m;  one of the deepest canyons in the world. It was opened to the public as a national park.


 


It is accessed by walking along a rickety wooden walkway that is  secured to the side of the gorge. The views along the gorge are breath taking, because there is very little light, the water  is icy cold.  

When we got to the bottom of the gorge we walked through a shallow part to the other side and oh boy! it was freezing. Considering  the temperatures above the gorge were about 90f   and the water was so icy cold it was quite a phenomenon, 

After the trek across and along the gorge we stopped at a remarkable trout restaurant which was built on floating platforms.

We had yet another delicious lunch of barbecued trout with meze and freshly baked bread. I swear that it was the sweetest, nuttiest trout I have ever tasted.

 
 
 
Time to sign off now and have a quick snooze, still trying to fight off the nasty bug that has beset me,
My sincere thanks to our special deviser of ABCW the sensational Denise.
Also thanks to the superman Roger who systematically sorts and controls the daily doings of ABCW.

Di.  from the ABCW team of helpers.

 

 

 


Comments

  1. A fascinating adventure, - the nutty trout at the end would be the crowning touch.

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  2. Wow, that gorge is really something. Glad you found a good meal to reward your hunger with!

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  3. what a marvelous sight! I would love to taste that trout, your description is making me drool.

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  4. Hello Hildred,
    The trout indeed was the crowning touch!

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  5. Ellen b:
    Hi, yes the gorge was sensational, forever etched in my memory!
    Then the delicious trout...
    Sheer heaven!

    best wishes,
    Di.

    ABCW team.

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  6. Photo cache:
    Thanks for stopping by and your
    comments.
    It truly was stunning.
    So much that we made a second visit, oh! and had another trout lunch!

    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  7. Hello Nonnie,
    good to hear from you again, very 'droolable' food!

    Thanks for your comment .

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  8. Hi Roger, I too love fresh fish and it didn't get any fresher than that !

    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  9. Hi Di! Did you recover from the bug? Please go to the doctor's, for it might be not so innocent as you think.
    Thanks for the delightful tour in the caves and the delicious meal afterwards.
    Have a speedy recovery.
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  10. Jeanette st Germain:
    Good to hear from you and thanks for commenting.
    I've tried to comment on your post but can't get into the commenting part?
    I'll try again later,

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  11. Hi Wil,
    thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.
    Glad you enjoyed the tour of the Gorge, truly breath taking, you'd love Turkey you know!
    I am recovering from the bug and had a phone consultation with my doctor and I was doing all the right things!
    My appetite is slowly returning, thankfully !
    Hope you're keeping well. xx

    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  12. Spectacular place to visit, I don't know how I feel about the rickidy bridge. How fun to have the restaurant on a floating dock
    Ann

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  13. Calling by from ABC Wednesday, lovely use of S as a subject theme. Thanks for sharing this is just the sort of place I would enjoy visiting myself.

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  14. I think I need to consider this place to spend my holiday later :D

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  15. Ooooh, I'd love to visit this place. It's stunning.

    Hope you're feeling better today.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  16. That restaurant looks fabulous :-)

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  17. Hi Flowerpot, thanks for stopping by, SO good to hear from you again.
    Indeed Stupendously Sensational! We've travelled to a lot of European countries, although only a small part of Turkey is in Europe and the main part in Asia Minor, it certainly captured our hearts from the very first visit....Such a diverse country, sadly like many places, not all good.

    Best wishes.
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  18. Ann: hello, good to hear from you and oh boy! was that bridge/walkway rickety, it seemed to sway as we walked along. I have no head for heights so I was amazed that I managed to complete the walk!
    It was well worth the 'wobbly knees' experience though!

    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  19. Hi Lindy Lou, thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.

    best wishes,

    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  20. Glad to be Muslim:
    hello my friend, welcome to my site, so good to hear from you.
    I hope you get the opportunity to visit Turkey such a lovely country.

    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  21. Su-sieee:
    Hello my friend, good to hear from you again.
    Yes Turkey is a wonderful country, so full of history and most interesting places to visit.

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  22. Hi Cherie, thanks for stopping by, good to hear from you.
    The floating restaurant was amazing, so simple but welcoming.
    The trout was delicious, I'm not always fussy on trout but that was something else!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  23. Liked all you took. Very interesting all Cherie. I liked that tall sailing ship.

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