Today a card from Turkey arrived. I didn't expect to see white sandy beaches, but the ancient city of Olympos is not far from Antalya which is on the Mediterranean Sea. The information on the back of the postcard tells me:
"It is located 75 km west of Antalya, on the slopes of Mount Moses (Musa Dagi), where a river with the same name flows into the sea in the Olympos Beydaglari National Park. The name of the region used to be Aluamapa in the Etruscan/Luwian language and meant Holy Water Source of the Sky Mother. The name became Olympos in ancient Lycia. Olympos is a word describing high mountains and acropolises. Today the area, including the shore, is called Korykos. In addition to the remains of a theatre, baths and a Byzantine church, there are over 200 engraved tombs at the main necropolis."
The beauty of Postcrossing. Finding another corner of the world in my mailbox.
Postcrossing card #12