Priest Bay Campground (Local name: Papaz Koyu) was previously a paid campground. But as of 2019, this area has been opened to the public as a recreation area by Mavikent Municipality. Tents are allowed. But in high season (June) you can only pitch a tent in the evening. In the morning you have to remove the tents.
If you are coming from Kas, take the Pirate Bay road on the Kas-Antalya road. Pirate Bay is at the 6th km. Those who travel by hitchhiking; There is a lot of traffic on this road. You will have no trouble finding a vehicle.
There is electricity, drinking water, toilet and shower facilities in the camp area. In general, we can say that the toilets are very clean compared to a public place. There is even a mosque in the area. There are barbecue areas that are high above the ground, which are allocated for making a fire, where a fire can be lit. The area is adorned with high and wide-branched pine trees, and there is no shortage of shaded areas.
There is a market in the area, but the products are limited. Alcohol consumption is prohibited in the area. You can see “no alchol” signs in the area. We think that this warning was made in order that people come with their vehicles and the area is not a place where alcohol is consumed. We do not think that anyone will make trouble about a bottle of wine or beer brought with them by campers who will stay for a day or two.
After a night spent here, we had the chance to chat with people. We met couples who chose to go Pirate Bay (Korsan Koyu) and couldn’t find a place to pitch a tent because of the crowd in Pirate Bay.
Priest Bay may not be your first choice. However, If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Pirate Bay. If you tired and looking for a spacious place to spend the night. Priest Bay (Papaz Koyu) Campground will seem like a life saver to you. Indeed, that’s how it came up to us.
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