Kayaköy – A New Arrival

Most visitors to the Fethiye region head to Kayaköy to see the ruins; old homes left behind by the Greek population in the 1920s. When the weather is cool enough we love to walk to Kayaköy from Fethiye and then rest our weary legs and quench our thirst at Poseidon, sometimes followed by a barbecue … [Read more...]

Wildflowers in Kayaköy

The longer we live in Fethiye, the more interested we become in all that's around us. Over the years, whenever we go trekking, I've started to take an interest in the flora and fauna of the area but that comes with a slight problem in that I don't own any books (I really must buy one) on the … [Read more...]

Gemiler Bay: A Contrast Of Seasons

We mention quite a lot on this blog that we rather enjoy our winters in Turkey. In Fethiye, life slows right down to a pace much more agreeable to our systems. The bays and coves around the area become deserted. Perfect picnic spots for tired legs after a long trek. Last winter, we did a few … [Read more...]

Fethiye & Kayaköy: Memories From The 90s

Today's post is a little bit different to the norm on Turkey's For Life and for now, it's a complete one-off for this blog. We're very fortunate in that we receive many lovely emails from readers about all sorts of topics (thanks for that!) and last week, we got an email from a lady called Caroline … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food In Turkey – Kayaköy Pomegranate Trees

We saw something beautiful the other day. However long we live in Turkey, we're becoming more and more certain there is always going to be something to surprise us; a process of nature we have never seen (or noticed?), right on our doorstep. Those of you who read this blog often may know we've … [Read more...]

Fethiye Theatre – Louis de Bernieres & Birds Without Wings

Yesterday, we posted about the live performances at the Telmessos theatre in Fethiye. We'd heard Louis de Bernieres might be making an appearance so we went along out of curiosity - and in the hope of catching a glimpse of my favourite author. You can read that whole post by clicking the first link … [Read more...]

Kayaköy in Springtime: A Few Photos

When is the best time to visit the village of Kayaköy? Well if you're hiking from Kayaköy to Ölüdeniz or walking to Af Kule, then for us, the absolute best time to be in the area is on a crispy, sunny, winter's day. All the better for photographs of the stop-you-in-your-tracks views. But how … [Read more...]

Louis de Bernières Coming To Kayaköy, Fethiye!

Who said nobody famous ever comes to Fethiye? Well, us actually, until we started to count some of the Turkish performers we've seen here over the years. But this is the big one; la crème de la crème...if you enjoy reading, that is. We met up with Jane Akatay (the journalist who wrote the blogging … [Read more...]

Trekking Around Kayaköy: Af Kule Monastery

All last week, the weather in Fethiye was fantastic - perfect for trekking. So, on Thursday, we finally managed to meet up with one of our readers (one of those meetings that have been attempted a few times but never quite come off) and we caught the dolmuş to Kayaköy so we could do the short walk … [Read more...]

Turkish Breakfast In Kayaköy

Over the last couple of years or so, there has a been a growing trend in the Fethiye area and the growth is showing no signs of abating. In fact, it seems to be picking up speed and the local restaurants are taking full advantage. Walk along Fethiye harbour late morning, early afternoon on any given … [Read more...]