Gelemiş, Pide & Patara Beach – Oh, And Some Ducks, Too

Mention Patara to anyone who knows Turkey and the immediate thought that springs to mind is 'beach.' Yes, there really is a most attractive beach - maybe even the most famous one in Turkey - but we'll get to that in a moment. Because before you get to the beach, you pass through the village of … [Read more...]

Amongst The Ancient Ruins Of Gelemiş & Patara (Part 2)

In our last post, Exploring Gelemiş and Patara, we were mooching about around the ruins that lie just outside the village of Gelemiş, along the approach road to Patara Beach. In this post, by way of lots of photos, we're going to continue along the approach road and then veer off to the right to go … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Exploring Gelemiş & Patara (Part 1)

We've got a big soft spot for this area. The hills and mountains surrounding the Xanthos Valley create scenery that never fails to capture us each time we pass through. There are also thousands of years of history here, and this little corner of Turkey is packed with Lycian and Roman ruins that, … [Read more...]

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...]

Around Saklıkent Gorge – What To Do Once You’ve Hiked The Gorge

It's over a week since we went for a day trip from Fethiye to Saklıkent Gorge and something in particular has struck both of us. The phrase 'Saklıkent Gorge' conjures up images of ambling along the raised walkways and then performing a balancing act through the rapids in the hope of reaching the … [Read more...]

Lunch at Saklıkent Gorge: One Step Ahead Of The Jeeps

"When we get to Saklıkent Gorge, some friends have told us to go to this restaurant over the bridge for lunch because it's only 10 lira and it's really good," enthused our friends as we sat on the dolmuş, waiting to leave Fethiye. "The only thing is, you've got to get there before the jeep safaris … [Read more...]

Day Trip from Fethiye: Saklıkent Gorge in Photos

After the photo of the view along Karaçay, we promised photos of Saklıkent Gorge yesterday. Well, we're a day late, so to compensate, we've added a video too, just for good measure. Saklıkent Gorge, meaning Hidden City Gorge, really is a place that you just have to see for yourself because, no … [Read more...]

Fethiye Day Trip: Saklıkent – View Down Karaçay

Astounding that in a few short weeks, this blog will be two years old and we are yet to do a post on one of the Fethiye region's most famous day trips - Saklıkent Gorge. Well, all that is about to change as yesterday, we jumped on a dolmuş in Fethiye and set off for a day out with friends. We … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Tlos

My dad has been out for a visit and he returned to the UK yesterday. Over the years, we've been everywhere we can think of that a day trip from Fethiye allows with my dad and so when he comes now, we leave it to him to choose. He can either have a chill week around the pool and the bars or he can … [Read more...]