A Walk Around Fethiye Peninsula – Panoramic Views And Beach Life

Known to locals as Yarımada (Half Island), Fethiye Peninsula is a forested promontory dotted with bays offering stunning views and services ranging from the simple to the sophisticated. It also happens to be blessed with an undulating road which circles the whole perimeter of the peninsula. And that … [Read more...]

A Hike From Ovacık To Faralya Along The Lycian Way

It was a weekend of doing something new and doing activities we'd been meaning to repeat for some time but never got around to. The 'something new,' was eating lunch at Izela in the village of Kayaköy. The repeated activities were additions to our hiking and walking in Fethiye page. We walked to … [Read more...]

Climbing Kastellorizo – The Cliff Steps To The Monastery Of St. George Of Vouni

Finally! How many years have we arrived by boat from Kaş to the Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo) and gazed across to the vertical cliff face that frames the main harbour? Narrow walled steps winding steeply right up to the top before disappearing over the summit. How long have we been saying, "We … [Read more...]

Cooling Off In The Fethiye Mountains – Black Tree Farm & Cottages

A couple of weeks back, while we were on the way back from our little overnight stay at Chakra Beach in Kabak, we decided to get off the dolmuş in Ölüdeniz, just for a wander around and to check in with a few people we'd not seen in a while. As we strolled along the pathway, past all the bars and … [Read more...]

To Kabak: What Goes Up Must Come Down – And Back Up Again

So there we were, enjoying a birthday break with friends by way of a peaceful, chilled out overnight stay at the Olive Garden in Kabak. We'd pencilled in a hike down to the beach this time so that we could visit the brand new camp of someone we know - we're nosey, like that - and even though we'd … [Read more...]

A Springtime Walk To Kayaköy – Scenes From A Stroll

So far this spring, the weather has been kind to us - and a couple of weeks ago, we decided to walk to Kayaköy from Fethiye with a couple of friends. We've done this walk many times, so this post is really just a few photos of springtime scenes from the walk...we just love this road and forest … [Read more...]

Ambling to Çiftlik Via The Scenic Route

Similar to last year, it's been a mild winter but it's been a wet winter. Last week, there was a lull in the rainfall so we decided to get out of the house and go for a leg stretch. As you know, we love a good food market and, as it was Thursday, we decided to get the comfortable walking shoes out … [Read more...]

Winter In Fethiye – Five Ways To Survive It

Well, as far as we're concerned, surviving winter in Fethiye isn't about surviving at all. We love it! But we do get many people asking us, "But what do you do in winter? What's the weather like? Don't you get bored?" No. In fact, we'd love Fethiye to be on everyone's winter itineraries. For … [Read more...]

Fethiye Beaches: Walking To Kuleli Koyu From Fethiye

And so, the weather in Fethiye has reached those temperatures bearable enough to consider a walk. For weeks, we've been talking about walking around the Fethiye peninsula to another of Fethiye's bays, Kuleli Koyu - but it's been a long, impatient wait as summer clings onto Southwest Turkey in … [Read more...]

Fethiye Photo: A View Of Coldwater Springs From Above

Well, we've not had to do this for a while - you know, that one where the Friday photo becomes the Saturday photo. We have a good excuse for this week in that we were trundling up Turkey's Aegean coast by bus yesterday, for six hours. And then when we arrived in Izmir, and had unpacked and settled, … [Read more...]