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Fethiye In February – What’s The Story?

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Last month, we started a new series on the blog where we’ll do a little round up of random goings on that are taking place around Fethiye – those things that kind of all crumple together and wouldn’t otherwise make it into a blog post, but they still give you a picture of daily life.

Of course, there’ll be little reminders of other blog posts we’ve written throughout this month, too. The January in Fethiye post seemed to go down well, so let’s get cracking with February and see what’s been going on…

The Çalış Canal Project

Click into the January post and you can really see how fast the team are working on this. It’s got to be said, the camps are well and truly divided on this one between the fans and the non-fans.

Çalış Canal, Fethiye
Stone walls now line the edges of the canal

It looks as though the Çalış to Fethiye water taxis will still be leaving from the same point (by the bridge in the distance) and, apparently, there are going to be plants and a walkway for pedestrians.

This photo is taken from the bridge near Çalış Beach. The stone wall stops here and the more familiar scenery of the reeds is still there as the canal heads towards the sea.

February Fethiye Weather

This has got to be one of the mildest winters we can remember in all the time we’ve lived in Fethiye.

Our heating bills are minimal – usually, the fire is in overdrive, but, for most of February, it’s stood idle, getting in the way, more than anything.

Cafe Park Teras Views
Views over the bay from Cafe Park Teras

Of course, this has meant enjoying sitting outdoors at the bars and restaurants of Fethiye. This photo was taken a week or so ago from Cafe Park Teras.

It’s shirtsleeves rather than jacket weather and we’re making the most of it – making the most of it with the back of our mind telling us there’s not been enough rain.

Rain is in the weather forecast for Fethiye this week so let’s hope it comes…

Fethiye Harbour Restaurants – Refurbishments

It’s winter, it’s Fethiye and that can only mean one thing – smash a restaurant up and start all over again.

Whereas some people think, “Give it a lick of paint and it’ll be fine for another couple of years or so,” Fethiye likes to go the whole caboodle.

Fethiye Harbour Restaurants
Another new restaurant for Fethiye harbour

Sites get covered in black or green mesh boundaries and ‘noise’ occurs from within. This photo is what was Kardelen Restaurant along the harbour.

To be fair, it was looking like if a strong gust of wind came along, it was going to tumble. The whole thing has been knocked down and something is replacing it…we know not what. Let’s see.

As for Shaka Restaurant, that’s also currently swathed in the same black mesh. Shaka is still open, but for the moment it’s next door in what was Veranda.

It looks as though what was Shaka is being made to look like what was Veranda and the whole thing is going to reopen as Shaka but looking like Veranda. Got all that?

We’re surmising here, of course, just watching the building take shape as we pass by.

We’ll find out for definite when all is finished. The joy of Fethiye in winter!


Wonder how many football teams in Turkey have solar panels on the roof of their stands? Well, we do at Fethiyespor.

Fethiyespor Solar Panels
New solar panels for Fethiyespor

The stadium is packed at the moment for the home matches. Fethiyespor have lost their last two matches and have now a got a tough, tough battle to stay in PTT 1. Lig.

But, despite losing yesterday, they played well and we’re still resolute that they can stay put. Good for Fethiye as a whole if they can.

The next home game is Saturday 1st March (Please note, kick off has been changed to 14:00 from 16:00).

If you do want to go, make sure you get tickets beforehand from the Fethiyespor store and get to the stadium early on the day.

Eating And Drinking In Fethiye

February was the month where we finally ate what everyone has been telling us to eat for an age – we had a Valentine’s ciğer dürüm at Mozaik Bahçe.

We also wrote a long overdue post on one of our regular haunts, Denizatı Restaurant.

Both Mozaik and Denizatı feature on our Fethiye Eating & Drinking page and don’t forget, we’ve also got all these places mapped on our Pinterest board, now, too.

And that’s about it for Fethiye in February. Wonder what March is going to bring…

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Thursday 27th of February 2014

So jealous! We just had white-out snow. AGAIN. :(

Ozlem's Turkish Table

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

Brilliant round up! Seems like Fethiye's the place to be even in winter :)

Backto Bodrum

Monday 24th of February 2014

Does Fethiye resound with pneumatic drills in February? Bodrum does.

Turkey's For Life

Monday 24th of February 2014

Fethiye is pneumatic drills, diggers, angle grinders (least favourite noise in the world), sanders... Sounds a bit like Bodrum must do. ;)

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