Sagalassos Ruins – Explorations Of A Remarkably Preserved Ancient City

It was August, 2008 when the news hit. International news! A huge intact head and lower leg from a statue of Marcus Aurelius had been uncovered by archaeologists at the ancient city of Sagalassos. The height of the complete statue would be 15 feet. We knew of the existence of the Sagalassos … [Read more...]

The Ancient Kaunos Ruins – A Must See When In Dalyan

There's much to see and do in Dalyan. And high up on your itinerary should be an exploration of the ancient ruins of Kaunos. On the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List since 2014, the Kaunos ruins date from various periods - a real treat for history enthusiasts. But, as well as losing yourself … [Read more...]

Visiting Dalyan? Here’s What To See And Do

About an hour's drive from Fethiye, just west of Dalaman Airport and east of Marmaris, sits one of our favourite little towns, Dalyan. Whilst we knew of its existence and proximity to Fethiye, before we moved here in 1998, we'd never visited Dalyan. And when we did finally go a couple of years … [Read more...]

Things To Do In Eğirdir & Around – Time To Explore

Things to do in Eğirdir and around? Wow, where to start... A road trip to explore some of Turkey's Anatolian Lake District in the Burdur and Isparta Provinces was the destination for our last little jaunt. Eğirdir had been on our radar since moving to Turkey 15 years ago, and, aside from … [Read more...]

Göl Pension – Comfort And Views Across Lake Eğirdir

A late summer road trip around parts of Turkey's Lake District. First stop, for a photographic driving break, was other-worldly Salda Gölü. Then it was time to move on to our base for the next few days, Eğirdir. Barry had done the accommodation research and we plumped for Göl Pension on the town's … [Read more...]

Planet Mars Or Turkey’s Maldives – Lake Salda Can Be That And More

If our previous road trip around Southwest Turkey was about reacquainting ourselves with some old favourites  - the ruins of Ephesus, the Pamukkale travertines and Hierapolis - then our most recent road trip was all about exploring pastures new around the Turkish Lake District. First stop, en route … [Read more...]

An Escape To Akyaka – The Slow Pace Of Life In Muğla Province

Akyaka, on Turkey's southern Aegean coast, is a real jewel of a town. We stumbled across it years ago, intending to visit for the day but ending up camping overnight in a rented tent on the forest campsite. Since then, we'd been full of good intentions to return. It took until the summer of 2018 to … [Read more...]

Villa Yonca, Akyaka – Comfort And Tradition On A Weekend Away

It was the month of July and at home in Fethiye, we were in the midst of a heatwave on top of the usual summer heat. Time to get out of town for a couple of nights to a place not too far away. A place where we'd been in the past and loved - and where we knew that whilst it would still be hot, it … [Read more...]

Fora Apart Hotel, Datça – ‘Wow’ Views And Spacious Rooms

Sometimes, you just get lucky! Very lucky, for us, on this occasion. A proper wow moment as we stepped out onto the balcony of our little apartment at Fora Apart Hotel in Datça. We'd just had three great nights in springtime Bodrum and made the leisurely ferry journey to our next destination. If … [Read more...]

Discovering Datça – 3 Days & 2 Nights In A Small Town

After three nights in the town of Bodrum and the good fortune of finding the Bodrum Datça ferry running on the day we wanted to travel, we arrived in Datça town. The plan was to stay for one night, just to spend a bit of time in the actual town rather than around the peninsula. We extended that stay … [Read more...]