Fires of Fethiye – A Celebration Of The Open Flame

Over on our Facebook page, we've recently been sharing lots of photos displaying the fantastic sunny weather we're currently enjoying in Fethiye. As well as pleasant sunshine, the signs of spring are also appearing in the form of almond blossom, wildflowers and spring lambs. There's a new jauntiness … [Read more...]

The Fairytale Of Fethiye & James Bond

Long ago, in a faraway corner of Southwest Turkey, the residents of Fethiye were going about their daily business as usual, when, all of a sudden, from out of the blue, some startling news appeared before them.... Oh, how excited the Fethiye folks became when they heard that the new James Bond … [Read more...]

Eating Out In Fethiye – Embracing A Little Culinary Variety In Çalış

While we are forever extolling the virtues of Turkish food and recipes on this blog (we even had a Turkish food and recipes week), there are odd occasions during our lives in Turkey that our bodies crave a little change. The UK is packed with Indian restaurants serving dishes that have been … [Read more...]

In Appreciation Of Fethiye Yörük Çadırları

Two years ago, we wrote about The Tents at Çalış Beach. Well, that's just what we call them, but their full, correct name is actually Fethiye Yörük Çadırları (Fethiye Nomad Tents). The nomad tents have sat at the end of Çalış Beach for years and, for that, we're very grateful - hence another post … [Read more...]

Çalış Beach Volleyball Tournament – It’s All Happening, Here

When we first moved to Fethiye, it was a small but growing town with not a lot going on. Well, how that has changed. This year, as part of the Youth & Sports Bayram, we had a one-off, live concert by Turkish popstars Tan and Hadise and the fantastic Hande Yener recently performed at Aksazlar … [Read more...]

Eating Out – Günışık Restaurant, Çalış

Yesterday's Fethiye photo was in support of that endangered species of Turkish restaurant food otherwise known as 'real chips.' At the end of the post, we said we would tell you which establishment was responsible for serving the golden hunks of loveliness that were the subject of the photo, and so, … [Read more...]

Çalış Beach Kite Surfer – A Photo

Friday is once more upon us - they come round so quickly - so it's time for another photo from the Fethiye area. For today's Fethiye photo, we're heading back to Çalış and along the beach. There aren't many days, especially throughout the summer months, that you can hit Çalış Beach and not … [Read more...]

Çalış Bridge View: A Photo

Friday is once more upon us so it's time for another photo from the Fethiye region. Last week's photo was of a recent Fethiye sunset and this week, we're just a short trip across the bay, in Çalış - and we're here for a reason. It's something that is really exciting for those of us that care to be … [Read more...]

Çalış Sunday Market – A Guide

Regular visitors to this blog will know we have a love of markets; markets of the foodie variety. We visit our local ones here in Fethiye three times a week; Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays are spoken for in our house. And, if we miss one of those, we've even been known to head to the Saturday … [Read more...]

Çalış Beach: The Welcome Return Of The Mysterious, Disappearing Bridge

Up until a couple of years ago, locals and tourists in the Çalış area who were so inclined as to take a stroll along Çalış Beach were able to do so by way a steeply arched bridge crossing the canal. Sturdy in its steel frame, rickety in its wooden slats, this bridge was many people's gateway to the … [Read more...]