Kalkan – One Day We’ll Get To Know You Better

There are many advantages to living in this area of Turkey: countless beautiful places to take off to for a day out is one of those advantages - and another, perhaps slightly more obscure advantage is visiting friends at work. While many of our friends work ridiculously long hours during the summer … [Read more...]

A Circular Drive From Kaş Via Bayındır – When A Bit Of Curiosity Pays Off

Have you ever been somewhere countless times and you think you've seen all there is to see...but then one day, you just carry on along the road to see where it goes and a whole new perspective on the place reveals itself? That's what happened to us back in April when we went for a little drive … [Read more...]

Two Kaş Beaches – Little Pebble Beach And Big Pebble Beach

Although Kaş sits right on the edge of Turkey's southern coastline, it's not a town associated with beaches. When we think of Kaş it's usually the bougainvillea-covered narrow streets of the old town that spring to mind and also, for us, the harbour where the boat to the Greek island of Meis leaves … [Read more...]

Exploring Kaş: Views From Ancient Antiphellos Theatre

Over past years, because of going backwards and forwards to the Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo) to renew our visas, poor old Kaş had become no more of a stop off point for us. It was a few years since we'd spent any significant time there. The time came to hire a car for the day, hit the road … [Read more...]

Looking Down On Kaputaş Beach – The Treats Of Turkey’s D400

Regular readers will know we have a bit of an obsession with the D400 road that runs along the length of the southern coast of Turkey (we have a post coming up soon dedicated to this lengthy stretch of tarmac) and anyone who has driven along it will know why. Mountains, Mediterranean, twists and … [Read more...]

Day Out In Kalkan – Second Attempt

'So, dad, what do you think of Kalkan?' 'I think the taxi drivers must be rich and their cars never get out of second gear!' My dad used to be a taxi driver and his views of any place always seem to be formed around the taxi-driving experience. When he visited us last month, we'd hired a car and … [Read more...]

Artistic Antalya – Exploring City Centre Sculptures

People who go to the Southern Turkish city of Antalya inevitably come away with memories of wandering around and getting lost in the old city of Kaleiçi, passing through the castle walls via Hadrian's Gate (Üç Kapı) and enjoying views of Antalya harbour from above. We did all those things and … [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...]

Antalya: A Harbour View – Photo Story

This is the view of Antalya harbour, the castle walls and Kaleiçi (Antalya old city) from Yuvam Çay Bahçesi (Yuvam Tea Garden). We've chosen this photo today because it's one of our favourite views in the centre of Antalya and we spent a good few hours in this tea garden over the 4 days we were in … [Read more...]

Exploring Antalya Old Town – Walk With Us Around Kaleiçi

This article about Kaleiçi (Antalya old town) was originally written in 2011. We're a few years further along the line now and things change. As we're in Antalya on at least an annual basis, we thought it was time for a little update of the original article. A celebration of Kaleiçi, Antalya - that … [Read more...]