Difference between revisions of "Kınık"
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Kınık is a town in southwestern extremity of Antalya Province, Turkey. It's mostly visited because of its proximity to Lycian sites of Xanthos and Letoon, both of which are in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988.
Xanthos lies 1 km away from the town, while Letoon is 4 km away. Waymarked Lycian Way, recognizable by its distinctive yellow-black signs, links both to the town centre. Walking from town centre to Xanthos takes about 15-20 minutes.
An old guy with a somewhat depilated Mercedes seemingly approaches anyone apparently a traveller (carrying a large backpack for example), offering ride to Patara, about 10 km away. One day in July 2009, in downtown Kınık, he approached a backpacker, when his fellow backpacker was away, and asked whether he would like a ride to Patara for 20 TL. His offer was refused by the backpacker. Later in the same day, in Xanthos this time, he approached the other backpacker. However, this time the price went down to 10 TL, half of what was asked for initially. His offer was declined once more, and when told that the backpackers preferred to hitchhike, he said it was real hard to hitchhike out of town and the travellers would waste too much time waiting beside the road, which, of course, was not the case.
All in all, it's up to you to decide whether to take a ride with this guy or not. However, if you decide to go with him, be ready to haggle heavily and never ever pay more than 10 TL total.
There is a post-office (PTT) in town centre.
The telephone code of Kınık is (+90) 242.