Fethiye Market – A Complete Guide

Tuesday; Fethiye market day and one of our favourite pastimes. How can food shopping ever be a chore when you've got a weekly carnival of seemingly endless rows of stalls packed with the current produce of the season intermingled with the regular staples? The colours, the aromas - citrus in … [Read more...]

The Fethiye To Çalış Water Taxi – There & Back Again

We make every effort not to take too much for granted living in Fethiye - but sometimes, much as we try not to, we overlook things of beauty that are right under our noses. Daily life throughout the seasons means we just become accustomed to jumping on the dolmuş or the belediye buses to get us … [Read more...]

Çalıs Beach: An Alternative Viewpoint…After A Short Climb

Isn't it great when you get an unexpected, pleasant surprise? When you think you've seen all there is to see of an area...and then realise you haven't. Being that it's completely flat, the whole area of Çalış is perfect for people who just don't do hills and for those who enjoy pedalling around … [Read more...]

A Circular Walk Of Aşıklar Tepesi, Fethiye

A few posts ago, we mentioned about going to Antalya at the beginning of March to take part in Runatolia - a 10k run. I've pounded the Fethiye running track all of five times now and my shins are sore - I'm not cut out for a life of athletics - so we decided a bit of cross-training was called … [Read more...]

Shopping For Ingredients At Our Local Market

Every so often, I get the urge the cook something that I haven't made for ages. So this afternoon when we went up to the market in Fethiye, rather than just buying the usuals, I had a quick scan round the stalls in search of a bit of inspiration. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to make but the … [Read more...]

A Walk From Kayaköy to Ölüdeniz – Amazing Scenery

What better in the cooler Fethiye temperatures than getting out there and going for good wander? We don't walk in the hills much in summer - it's just too hot - so when we do get out there, it always feels great. One of our favourite walks in the Fethiye area is the walk from Kayaköy to Ölüdeniz. … [Read more...]

Fethiye Facilities – The Outdoor Gym

For the moment, our morning keep fit ritual has had to change a little bit due to my poorly shins - which are slowly getting better but are still niggling. Barry has carried on following his running programme and I wanted to keep up with the pattern of getting out of bed early and leaving the house … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Ovacık and Hisarönü

Hisarönü - known to our Fethiye Turkish friends as 'The Village.' If it's a summer weekend and the night out in Fethiye has gone so well that nobody wants it to end, there are usually two possible suggestions: 'Let's go for soup,' or, 'Let's go to the village.' The villages of Ovacık and Hisarönü … [Read more...]

Around Fethiye – Paspatur Part One

Over the winter months, we've been saying that as soon as the season started, the weather had warmed up and Paspatur was fully awake after its winter semi-hibernation, we would do a post on 'Paspatur, Fethiye's Old Town.' Well, it's taken till now to get round to writing it for a few reasons; … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Ölüdeniz, Turkey

Ölüdeniz is famous for a good reason - it's stunningly beautiful. Here are just 10 reasons to visit Ölüdeniz near Fethiye... 1. Ölüdeniz is breathtakingly beautiful You've just got to see Ölüdeniz if you're anywhere in the Fethiye area. Even if you don't enjoy the 'tourist scene,' you're really … [Read more...]