Exploring Xanthos – A Photo Tour

Our previous post was a series of photos showing different scenes from the site of the temple of Leto, Letoon. This post is another photo story but this time, all the shots are of different areas of the site of Xanthos. While Letoon was the religious centre of the Lycian Federation, Xanthos was the … [Read more...]

Exploring The Xanthos Valley – Letoon In Photos

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 back yard. Well, nearly. … [Read more...]

Fethiye Day Trip: Letoon to Xanthos – A Walk

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...]

Cross-Training in Fethiye – The Fethiye Round

A few posts ago, we mentioned about going to Antalya at the beginning of March to take part in Runtalya - 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 for. A … [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...]