June In Fethiye – A Gradual Emergence From Lockdown

June was the month where Turkey started the process of coming out of lockdown. A process that was never going to be easy, as other countries are also finding out. It's going to be a long bumpy road but we've all just got to keep pressing on, using our common sense. At least, that's what we're … [Read more...]

Çalış Seafood Products Coop – The Fishermen’s Place

The Çalış Seafood Products Coop already has a more affectionate nickname for us; the Fishermen's Place. It rolls off the tongue easily and is fitting. We go for a walk on an almost daily basis. Sometimes into Fethiye. Sometimes into Çalış and along the beach. Over the winter of 2019-20, our walk … [Read more...]

The Month In Fethiye & Beyond

It might seem as though we're late with our monthly news from Fethiye for January, but allow us to convince you otherwise. We kicked off the new decade with a look back and look forward at the beginning of the year so that covered a few bases. As for the end of February Fethiye news post, that … [Read more...]

Lokum Kokoreç – Keeping Turkey’s Famous Street Food Firmly On The Map

Tempting the taste buds - that's what Yerguzlar Caddesi is becoming an expert at. Yerguzlar Caddesi is the street in Fethiye that runs from the courthouse, past the Çalış Sunday Market. Recently, a whole new neighbourhood of shops and eateries have sprouted. So now, should your stomach be rumbling … [Read more...]

Meri Bar, Çalış – You Can Now Eat As Well As Drink And Be Merry

There are seafront bars and restaurants all along the beach in Çalış. A famous sunset to marvel over as you drink and dine. So, really, when Meri Bar appeared on the scene all those years ago, people would've been forgiven for looking aghast and thinking, "Well, that'll never work!" Situated on a … [Read more...]

Aroma Beach Club, Çalış – An Easy Chillout Zone

It's been a summer of beaches, this year. New businesses to explore, old favourites to revisit. Around the peninsula in Fethiye, we've been to Aksazlar and JJ Beach Park at Büyük Boncuklu. Across the water, we've sailed to Şövalye Island to visit Şövalye Adası Beach & Restaurant. And in Çalış … [Read more...]

Babzen Kebab – A Welcome Sight In Çalış

It was late winter and we were walking down the street into Çalış, one day. As we turned the corner and peered over the wall that was once Lokal, we saw a few guys in discussion. A shout of hello and a guy we've known for some time came running over. It was owner of King's Garden Restaurant, Salih. … [Read more...]

Fethiye March News – Spring Has Sprung

It's that time again where we look back on what's happened during the previous month. Our Fethiye news for March is packed, as usual, and, for once, it's a tad late on purpose. A little break from the laptop over the Easter weekend - and very nice it's been, too. It's a bit of a cheat as I've still … [Read more...]

Babadağ Kafeterya – Perfect Snack Food Simplicity

Eating; most definitely one of our favourite pastimes. We cook Turkish recipes at home and we also love to eat out, too. Yeah, we love us a posh treat every now and then: a seafood feast at Girida, perhaps, or a steak at Çarıklı Et. But Fethiye is also blessed with oodles of places from where you … [Read more...]

Charcoal Palace – Mangal Saray Restaurant, Çalış: Our Guilty Pleasure

You wouldn't know it was there, if you didn't know it was there. And we don't just mean the restaurant we're going to write about; Charcoal Palace - Mangal Saray in Çalış. We're talking about its location, too. Bedesten Bazaar, the little square where Charcoal Palace resides, is not the type of … [Read more...]