Nature, Fun & Food At Yuvarlakçay Yeşil Vadi Restaurant

There are so many beautiful places you can head to as a day out from Fethiye, without even having to drive that far. We've just had friends here for their summer holiday. They suggested getting a car for the day and going for a little wander. Where to go... We knew they'd been in the Kaş and … [Read more...]

A Day In Köyceğiz – Time To Chill

In a previous article, we wrote about another day trip from Fethiye; Sarıgerme Beach. Well, if you're anything like us and you start to feel a bit restless once you've finished admiring the beach scenery, you need somewhere to move on to. Sarıgerme is part of Ortaca and just a tad further along the … [Read more...]

Dalyan Restaurants – Meze Makes A Meal Special

So, we got from Fethiye to Dalyan by bus. We've told you what we thought about Hotel Konak Melsa; the place where we stayed. But our whole reason for being in Dalyan was just so we could experience Dalyan at night. We were curious. And we wanted it to be good. We wanted a meal by the river, … [Read more...]

Dalyan Hotels – Hotel Konak Melsa Did The Trick

In our previous post for our little Dalyan mini series we told you how to get from Fethiye to Dalyan by bus. For this post, we'll tell you about where we stayed. Because all of this was just done on a whim. After doing a day trip to Dalyan from Fethiye on numerous occasions, we'd wanted to do an … [Read more...]

How To Get From Fethiye To Dalyan By Bus

For lots of visitors to the Fethiye area, Dalyan has always been that place where you go on an organised day trip from Fethiye. A transfer from Fethiye to Dalyan, before getting in a boat and sailing along the river to look at the Lycian ruins and going on to the sulphur mud baths before caking … [Read more...]

Dalyan Once More – A Perfect Last Day

This is our remedy for those last-day-in-Turkey-blues. Yesterday, after a fortnight in Çalış, we had to take our friends back to Dalaman Airport for 3pm. Rather than them mope around in Fethiye, sulking at the thought of heading back to rainy Manchester and real life, we suggested hiring a car so we … [Read more...]

Caretta Caretta in Turkey: Meet Deniz!

A couple of years ago, you may remember we went to Iztuzu Beach near Dalyan to watch the release of Özlem the loggerhead turtle back into the wild. A few weeks ago, while killing some time before dropping friends off at Dalaman Airport, we returned to Iztuzu Beach because these friends wanted to see … [Read more...]

Dalyan – M&M Rock Bar

If you've ever been trekking on a crisp, sunny, winter's day and have found yourself trying to get back down the hills as quickly as you can because the light's fading, the temperature's falling fast...and you can see the village in the distance with the warm glow of twinkling lights from the local … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Dalyan

As the Turkey's for Life blog heads towards its first anniversary, we've been thinking about what we've covered over the last twelve months...and realised we hadn't done a single post on Dalyan; not too far from Fethiye and a place we are both very fond of. Dalyan - A Day Trip From Fethiye As … [Read more...]

Turtles in Mediterranean Coastal Turkey

Hopefully, you should be able to view a very short video now of Özlem (this name means 'longing') the loggerhead turtle being released back into the wild. Just click on the play button above. Last year we read in the Fethiye Times that Özlem was going to be released on Iztuzu Beach near Dalyan on … [Read more...]