Gelemiş, Pide & Patara Beach – Oh, And Some Ducks, Too

Mention Patara to anyone who knows Turkey and the immediate thought that springs to mind is 'beach.' Yes, there really is a most attractive beach - maybe even the most famous one in Turkey - but we'll get to that in a moment. Because before you get to the beach, you pass through the village of … [Read more...]

Amongst The Ancient Ruins Of Gelemiş & Patara (Part 2)

In our last post, Exploring Gelemiş and Patara, we were mooching about around the ruins that lie just outside the village of Gelemiş, along the approach road to Patara Beach. In this post, by way of lots of photos, we're going to continue along the approach road and then veer off to the right to go … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Exploring Gelemiş & Patara (Part 1)

We've got a big soft spot for this area. The hills and mountains surrounding the Xanthos Valley create scenery that never fails to capture us each time we pass through. There are also thousands of years of history here, and this little corner of Turkey is packed with Lycian and Roman ruins that, … [Read more...]