Scenes From Üçağız – A Lycian And Modern Day Treat

We were on the final stop of the westward route of our gulet cruise along Turkey’s southern Lycian coast. Lazing in sheltered bays around the area known to sailors as Kekova Roads, we’d traversed the sunken city of Kekova. We’d swam in the clear waters at Tersane. And, of course, we’d also realised a dream in […]

Olympos Ruins – Mystery And Haunting Beauty

Unlike our arrival at the ruins of Phaselis, there was no mistaking our approach to Olympos. We were sat right at the front of the boat on our gulet cruise and had sailed by all manner of all-inclusive resorts lining the beaches of Tekirova. Now, after a stretch of green-cliffed coastline, a curve of golden sand […]

The Ancient Phaselis Ruins – Gulets, Forests & Beaches

The engines of the gulet slowed to a steady purr as we pulled into the natural sweeping harbour. Pine trees and the sweep of a sandy beach greeted us as the chains rankled. The anchor dropped for the first time on our blue cruise from Kemer to Kekova and back again. “Phaselis,” said our deck hand, […]

Myra: Springtime Lycian & Roman Explorations

Back in March of this year, we were in Antalya for Runatolia, a running event that Barry took part in. If you followed the posts, you’ll know that we took a hire car with us. And, on the way back, because we wanted to see the ruins of Myra again, we did a mini D400 coastal […]

Book Review: Ayşe’s Trail By Atulya K. Bingham

“Hi Barry and Julia. Apologies for the slow reply. We had a terrible forest fire in Adrasan over the weekend and I was helping friends out…” And life’s like that. The author of the book we’d been invited to review couldn’t reply to us because she was helping friends in a clean up operation after […]

Exploring Xanthos – A Photo Tour

Our previous post was a series of photos showing different scenes from the site of the temple of Leto, Letoon. This post is another photo story but this time, all the shots are of different areas of the site of Xanthos. While Letoon was the religious centre of the Lycian Federation, Xanthos was the Lycian […]

Exploring The Xanthos Valley – Letoon In Photos

In Turkey, there are numerous sites that have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and the ancient site of Letoon, paired up with Xanthos, was awarded this status in 1988 (here’s the full list for Turkey). In our previous post, we wrote about how to get to Letoon and Xanthos under your own steam. This post and […]

Exploring Fethiye: The Lycian Rock Tombs In Photos

On Sunday, we told you that we had decided to make the most of the fabulous spring Fethiye weather and follow some of our own advice about things to do in Fethiye. It’s time to get out there and make the most of what’s on offer right on our doorstep so we kicked things off […]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Dalyan

As the Turkey’s for Life blog heads towards its first anniversary, we’ve been thinking about what we’ve covered over the last twelve months…and realised we hadn’t done a single post on Dalyan; not too far from Fethiye and a place we are both very fond of. Dalyan – A Day Trip From Fethiye As with […]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Tlos

My dad has been out for a visit and he returned to the UK yesterday. Over the years, we’ve been everywhere we can think of that a day trip from Fethiye allows with my dad and so when he comes now, we leave it to him to choose. He can either have a chill week […]