Fethiye

Fethiye is our beautiful home town - and we want to share our love of the area with as many people as possible. In the posts below, you will find lots of info about things to do in Fethiye and the places you should see when you come here on holiday. There will also be plenty of suggestions about our favourite places to eat and drink in Fethiye too...

Drink House, Fethiye – Gathering Point, Drinks & Tasty Snacks

The arrival of a bar with a name like Drink House was always going to pique our interest. When a new neighbourhood springs up with a raft of businesses to boot, it's inevitable that there are those that settle in and become rooted whilst others have but a temporary existence before a new venture … [Read more...]

Life In Fethiye In September – Hello, Autumn

A long, hot summer. A long, hot summer of walks (and running) between Fethiye and Çalış Beach. It was too hot to walk much further. And a reluctance to use public transport meant we'd had a summer of being pretty much rooted to our immediate neighbourhood. We were really excited for the arrival … [Read more...]

BüyükEv Pub & Kitchen – A Burst Of Sunshine In Central Fethiye

We say 'burst of sunshine' because BüyükEv Pub & Kitchen sits on 96 Sokak right in the centre of Fethiye. In 2020, in a bid to smarten things up a little and attract more shoppers to the street, the belediye (local council) brought 96 Sokak right into the 2020s with colour scheme to match. … [Read more...]

August Scorcher – News From Life In Fethiye

Phewee, it's been - and still is - a long hot summer. August was a scorcher. While we wilted in the heat, more flights started to arrive from different countries around Europe, so, despite the fact that a few hotels chose to remain closed for the rest of the season, summer season in Fethiye looks … [Read more...]

July in Fethiye – It’s A Strange Old (Hot) Summer

Another month behind us. So let's have a look back at what's been going on in Fethiye during the month of July. It's certainly been a July like no other - that's the case for many around the world right now - but our daily life ticks on in its quiet way. So much so that it's another month that seems … [Read more...]

Mezgit Cafe, Fethiye – Seafood Street Food With A View

When Fethiye's new town square (Beşkaza Meydanı) and adjoining Uğur Mumcu Park were being built, that also meant a bit of a facelift for that stretch of the harbour, too. We got benches framed with vibrant bougainvillea, a feature bridge, new paving stones - and a row of little kiosks that would … [Read more...]

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...]

Bahane, Çalış Beach – A Coming Of Age

It's a coming of age. Bahane Bar, along Çalış Beach, is all grown up. And looking fantastic for it! A move a little further along the beach, a new colour scheme and so much more space means people like us, who already loved to frequent Bahane, can love it even more. Bahane, Çalış Beach The … [Read more...]

May Lockdown Living In Fethiye

We've got a busy monthly news recap lined up for this post on this, the first day of more relaxed restrictions for many in Turkey. We're fortunate that lockdown has been relatively okay for us. We know not everyone is in the same boat, but we're in a position where we've been able to keep … [Read more...]

News From Fethiye – A Whole New World

March 2nd 2020. We were stood in our hotel room in Kaleiçi, Antalya, saying goodbye to some friends who were heading back to Istanbul. "We need to find you another half marathon asap," our friend said. Even then, it flitted through my mind, "I can't see that there's gonna be a half marathon or … [Read more...]