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Offline GordonA

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Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« on: May 18, 2014, 21:42:02 PM »
Has anyone driven, or been driven from Olu Deniz to Faralya recently ?? When we lived in Fethiye, we always intended to go to Faralya, but were advised against it due to the dangerous road. Has it been improved, or is it still advisable to give it a miss ?



Offline nichola

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 22:02:51 PM »
It's not the greatest road in the world but it's OK, just take it reasonably slowly or go by dolmuş.

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 22:07:57 PM »
I never thought it was too bad to be honest - and I'm a big woos when it comes to sheer drops.

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 22:21:12 PM »
Gordon its a pretty decent road, but to get the real benefit of the views then a dolmuş is a better option.

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 22:43:40 PM »
I'm the worlds worst passenger but we braved it 4 weeks ago and it's nowhere near as bad as I imagined.

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 23:09:21 PM »
All the time we lived there I wanted to go, each time we planned to go there was news that someone had died, a car going over a cliff.  I would have continue to go, but not Gordon.......BOOoooooo.   
Now we don't live there he wants to go exploring, give me strength!!!

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2014, 07:01:57 AM »
It's a great road now compared to how it used to be. Plenty of room for 2 vehicles to pass. Well worth a drive up there for the views. There are some fantastic views over Oludeniz and you can also look right down into Butterfly Valley and across the valley towards Faralya, Kabak and Alinca. On a clear day, you can see Rhodes.

It's also worth a detour to Kirme as the road keeps going up and you eventually reach the low-launch area behind Babadag that the paragliders use for bad weather and winter.

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2014, 07:32:58 AM »
We went and it confirmed to me that officially I am a wuss and I don't mind saying it. The views are truly awesome but the fear of seeing something coming the other way when going up, as you are on the outside, was immense.

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2014, 08:03:48 AM »
 Mel Gibson rose to the challenge Gordon and continued on to Kabak !   :)

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Re: Road to Faralya from OLu Deniz
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2014, 08:27:51 AM »
I find it really really scary but the views are fantastic




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