In the evening we went to a restaurant called Sabah which claims to have been established in 997. Seems to have been a spelling mistake though.
I woke up around 9am and felt quite fit. Put on my contact lenses and was eager to get out. Which Ahmet and I did, heading for a seaside breakfast first. Later we went towards Tarsus and the Cilician Gates which we discovered on a small winding road. At its beginning, we followed road sings towards the Roman road which turned out to be a good choice: the Roman road is in quite good condition and it was nice to see. On our way back to the main road Saksouki almost drove over a huge turtle which tried to make its way across the road. I could not resist taking a photo. Further up in the mountains, we visited a small castle which you would normally only see from the motorway far below. The castle itself was not a big deal, but the way up with its wonderful landscape certainly was. Seeing the snow covered mountain tops in the distance was the highlight of the day.