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...]

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...]

Sarsala Koyu: Another Dalaman Secret

There are always new places to discover in this area of Turkey! A few days ago, we asked a question on our Turkey's For Life Facebook page: Which is your favourite beach in Turkey? Many people who use the page either holiday in Southwest Turkey or they live here so most of the answers centred around … [Read more...]

Sarıgerme – Winter in Turkey

This winter, we've had a sprinkling of friends out to visit Fethiye. That's meant we've had more access to a car than we normally would, resulting in a mini-series of posts on Turkey's For Life about enjoying winter in the Fethiye region. We've basked in the winter sun in Ölüdeniz and savoured a … [Read more...]

The Greek Island of Meis / Kastellorizo – Things To Do

Arriving by ferry to the Dodecanese Greek island of Kastellorizo - or Meis, as it's known in Turkey - just fills you with that complete happy satisfaction that not all in the world is racing along and over-developed. For the traveller craving tranquility, idylls are still very much in existence … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Rhodes

"Rhodes, Every Day From Fethiye..." If you know the Fethiye region either from living here or coming for your holidays, you will have seen advertising hoardings on the roadsides, displaying that phrase and a picture of the Flying Poseidon shooting across the sea. It always makes us chuckle when we … [Read more...]

Visa Trip – Fethiye to Kaş to Meis and a Great Big THANK YOU!!!

Well, that's us back in Fethiye for at least the next three months then but we don't mind saying we've had a stressful day. All we can really say is, at least the sea was calm. Today's photo is of the Greek island of Meis (pretty isn't it?) but it's a photo from 2008, not today. Let us tell … [Read more...]