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...]

Turkish Food: An Artistic Antalya Spice Stall

One of the things we love about being in Turkey is the abundance of spices available to us. As you know, we both enjoy cooking and experimenting with different Turkish recipes and the fact that we can just go along to buy spices from Fethiye Fish Market and buy as much or as little as we need makes … [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...]

Antalya: Runtalya 2011 – A Wet Runtalya!

Last October, we took part in the 8km and 15km runs as part of the Eurasia Marathon in Istanbul and while we were at the expo the day before, we picked up a few leaflets for other runs that take place in Turkey throughout the year. One that particularly took our fancy was Runtalya; a 4km fun run, … [Read more...]

Fethiye to Antalya – A Little Jaunt

Follow the D400 highway between Fethiye and Antalya - Turkey's south coast Never let it be said that we are not intrepid travellers! Yes, we have booked our hostel and, at the beginning of March, we're going to stay in Antalya for a few days. That's how adventurous we are! There are three … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Kalkan

Just before we started this blog we went to Kalkan and Kaş for the day and I've been meaning to write about Kalkan ever since. I've lost count of the amount of times we've been to Kaş and, in the process, driven straight past Kalkan to get there. It's just one of those places where we always … [Read more...]

Meis Express – Kaş To Kastellorizo

A day trip to the Greek Island of Meis (Kastellorizo), whether you're on holiday in this part of Turkey or you live here, is an absolute essential as far as we're concerned. We wrote about Kaş a while back. A 20 minute sail from lovely Kaş and you're in another world. It's a tiny island, the people … [Read more...]

A Day Trip To Kaş From Fethiye

Kaş is a lovely day out from Fethiye and there's a reason why we're writing about it today. We've not just pulled it from nowhere. Hopefully, we will be in Kaş on Wednesday because we will be sailing over to the Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo) to renew our tourist visa. We say 'hopefully' … [Read more...]