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Sarsala Quay - Sirali Bük

Sarsala Quay takes its place between Boz Point in the south and Cape Martin in the north. The little cove shaded by the pine trees on the southwest of the quay is suitable for the anchoring of smaller vessels. At the west of the peninsula an old house and remains of the Quay can be seen in the water. On the land, there is a road leading to this cove which in reality is formed of two coves, the large and the small Sarsala Yachts drop anchor on the west where there is no problem in anchoring. There are a number of small coves within the cove exposed to the south, where some of the vessels drop anchor. Using the mountain road behind, a walk to Erentepe Hill and Karagol Lake would be fine. Karagol Lake can be reached after a walk of 2-3 km. Here there is an antique city called Lissa which is situated at the location called Kizilagac. Among the old writers, only Pliny mentions this city. It is known that this city has not minted coins however it is mentioned in inscriptions. The walls in the Acropolis can be partially seen. On the south side of the walls there are some inscriptions, these are the inscriptions of dignity which date back to the period of Ptolemy II and III, in the 3rd century B.C. There is not much left other than the graves which can be seen between the city and the sea. However, there should have been private and official buildings like in other antique cities. Another name of Sirali Buk located in the recess of Cape Martin at the north of Sarsala Quay is Martin Cove. The cove, surrounded by high mountains on all sides, is unified with pine trees on mountains. Anchoring is possible in any place within the Buk which has five beaches. Sailboats which come to the beach on one day in a week, build fires and have a pleasant time, only the recess in the south is an ideal anchoring point. However, Sirali Buk being exposed to the North, once the winds start blowing, is no more a safe anchoring place.


Above text and pictures are from the book titled "A Blue Romance".

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