Faralya to Ölüdeniz Road – A Photo

It’s Friday and time for another Fethiye photo. Last week’s photo was the view of Fethiye’s Karagözler and the Ece Saray Hotel, taken from the marina at the Yacht Classic Hotel. We’ve spent a lot of time there this last fortnight as our friends have been staying there. Alas, another holiday has come to an end and we’ll be taking them to Dalaman Airport later on today.

But let’s not dwell on that. On the blog this week, we’ve had a a series of fabulous food and views from Lycian Turkey’s village of Kabak and the road that leads up to the village. Today, we’re going to round that mini series off with a photo we stopped to take while we were driving back from the Olive Garden Restaurant towards Ölüdeniz.

Ölüdeniz Sunset From Faralya

Öludeniz and the Mediterranean from the Faralya road

To be honest, the sun was blinding as it lowered in the sky, so the stop was a good break from the futile shielding of eyes. We couldn’t see too much as we were taking the photos either but this one didn’t come out too badly. A fitting end to this series of posts and to our friends’ holiday.

We will return to Kabak, maybe in October or November, when the weather is cooler. This area is a beautiful stretch of the Lycian Way – many who have trekked the whole length say it’s the most beautiful stretch – and we want to hike along more of the path. As we said in previous posts, Kabak and Faralya are a perfect base for walkers and we want to make the most of that in the autumn and spring months. We couldn’t help but feel a little bit of frustration that it was so hot while we were up there last week – too hot to consider a good leg stretch in the hills – but then that’s a good excuse to go back there soon…

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  1. A stunning photo. Your not half bad at this photo game!! I’ve really enjoyed the theme over the last few days. And yes, just confirmed the villa booking in Keciler for next July, now to get ripped off with the flights!!

  2. @ MBS01: Thank you. Made my weekend, that has! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the theme and cannot believe you’ve booked your holidays for nest year! Good on you. Hope you find decent flight prices…

  3. What a breathtaking photo, Julia! Fabulous. I wld love to do some of the Lycian Way, it sounds just great. Thanks for all these great posts – we all love them! x

  4. @ A Seasonal Cook in Turkey: Hope you get to do some of the Lycian Way sometime. It is really beautiful. And thank you, too. 🙂

  5. just gorgeous!

  6. I’m starting to feel all nostalgic. Lovely!

  7. @ Jaz: Yeah, a lovely view. 🙂

    @ Jack Scott: You likely to revisit Turkey or is the world your oyster, these days? 😉

  8. Absolutely gorgeous. 🙂 I love your pictures and stories and hope one day to make it to Turkey. 🙂 My brother lived and worked there for a while and really liked it.

  9. @ Rambling Tart: Thank you very much. And if you ever do make it to Turkey, make sure you look us up, here in Fethiye. 🙂

  10. What a beautiful photo! I imagine it was such a peaceful spot.

  11. @ Emma: The road from Ölüdeniz to Faralya is really peaceful. I think a lot of people are scared to drive up there. 🙂

  12. From Fethiye to Kabak it is certainly a breathtaking ride!!

  13. @ Anonymous: Yes, we absolutely love it. Even going on the dolmuş wasn’t as scary as we thought it would be. 🙂

  14. Looks lovely! Though I miss Turkey terribly, I’m excited to head to the Baltic Sea for the first time ever next week. It’s a 5-hour drive, but the beaches will be worth it. Yay!

  15. @ Joy: wow yeah, a trip to the Baltic sea sounds fab – sure a five hour drive won’t bother you too much. 😉

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