Exploring The Mysterious Ruins Of Letoon

In Turkey, there are numerous sites that have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status - and even more sitting on the tentative list. The ancient site of Letoon, paired up with the site of Xanthos, was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1988 and it's right in our own backyard. Well, nearly. … [Read more...]

How To Visit Letoon And Xanthos Under Your Own Steam

If you read this blog a lot, you'll know the Xanthos Valley area is one of our favourite places in Turkey, and in the past, we've written about both Tlos and Saklıkent Gorge. Today, we're heading south from Saklıkent and along the Eşençay (the ancient Xanthos River) to the sites of Letoon and … [Read more...]

Exploring Fethiye: The Lycian Rock Tombs In Photos

On Sunday, we told you that we had decided to make the most of the fabulous spring Fethiye weather and follow some of our own advice about things to do in Fethiye. It's time to get out there and make the most of what's on offer right on our doorstep so we kicked things off by taking another stroll … [Read more...]

Istanbul: Sultanahmet’s Secret Underworld – Palatium

Howling wind, driving rain - and a huge floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall window radiating a warm, inviting glow to the outside world. It's little wonder that every time we walked past Palatium restaurant in Sultanahmet, it was a packed. We were two of its very regular customers whilst we were in … [Read more...]

Datça Peninsula – Exploring Knidos

When a friend asked us if we fancied a weekend on the Datça Peninsula a couple of weeks back, we jumped at the chance, especially when they mentioned the promise of seeing Knidos... After our long weekend in Istanbul in October, we thought our 2011 travels in Turkey were through. Datça was to be … [Read more...]

Antalya: Hadrian’s Gate, A Kind Policeman & A Turkish Lesson

Whenever we think of Hadrian's Gate in Antalya, we always remember the kind traffic policeman who took pity on us the first time we ever drove to the city from Fethiye. All we knew was that our hotel was in Antalya old town. After accidentally jumping far too many red lights to remember (we were … [Read more...]

A Glimmer of Hope for Fethiye’s Ancient Theatre

We came across an interesting article the other day which gave us a little glimmer of hope for some of Fethiye's crumbling ruins. The article focused on the rock tombs of Dalyan and said that nanotechnology is going to be used to restore and protect the rock tombs from further erosion; the first … [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...]

Fethiye Ottoman Water Cisterns – A Photo

We found out an interesting piece of history about the Muğla region (Muğla is the area of Turkey stretching from the Bodrum peninsula in the far Southwest to just east of Fethiye) today. We can't speak for other towns and villages of Muğla but if you know Fethiye, you'll have probably seen these … [Read more...]

Exploring The Ruins Of Cadianda, Near Üzümlü – It’s A Must

Wow! If you've never made it up to the ancient settlement of Cadianda (Kadyanda) and you like a bit of trekking, panoramic views over Fethiye and the Xanthos Valley, and the odd Roman ruin to boot, you've got to get yourself up there! Exploring The Cadianda Ruins (Kadyanda)  We'd lived in Fethiye … [Read more...]