Journey to History from Lycia Art and Literature Group
Lycia Art and Literature Group which was opened last February to bring artlovers near Fethiye together and aims at organizing several events has organized its first trip to Kayaköy. The trip was carried out with 35 members at a sunny weather and historical background of Kayaköy and mythological stories were told at this trip. Birol Ganioğlu, who is known for his books on Lycian Civilization and Mythology, told about Kayaköy from the past until today while the author Ünal Şöhret Dirlik gave examples from real events. Ölüdeniz Mayor Keramettin Yılmaz and his wife Ümit Yılmaz attended the trip as well. Participants of the trip could not stop taking photos when they saw the colourful blooms of anemones and daisies. Ölüdeniz Municipality Arthouse Director Coşkun Karabulut who also organized this trip explained Lycia Art and Literature Group having members from several occupational groups planned to organize trips to Üzümlü and Cadianda Region next: “Our region has been found on Lycian Civilization, one of the long-established civilizations of our country. Besides, several stories based on legends about mythological creatures that are claimed to live in our region as the centre of prophecy in the ancient times make our region great place to introduce to cultural tourism. We will both see our region and try to introduce it at our trips. I would like to thank all friends who came to this trip.” Poems and stories were also told during the trip and the author Coşkun Karabulut signed his poetry books to the attendees.