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Jul 29, 2018 - Fethiye

Temperatures as low as 21C made a good drive to Fethiye even better but nearer the Mediterranean it warmed to 33C. Fortunately our hotel had a nice pool which we were into without much delay. The marina area was very tourist oriented and had many really gorgeous twin masted yachts just waiting to take full advantage of the crowds moving around. The main reason for us being in that area was to explore the politically deserted town of Kayakoy. The original Greek inhabitants were deported in the early 1920's in the aftermath of the...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Turkey ... Oludeniz Beach and Cadianda Ruins

Ölüdeniz Beach (translation name Blue Lagoon) is a small village and beach resort about 14 km south of where we are in Fethiye. The Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. The water here is amazingly clear ... with shades of turquoise and aquamarine ... you can see why its been given the "Blue Flag" rating and one of the top 5 best beaches in the world. The beach is in a sandy secluded bay with a pebbly beach and since it is in a protected area, construction on the beach is...

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Oct 18, 2016 - Turkey ... Fethiye and around

Fethiye is a port city ... not too big but has a lot of personality. We are just down the coast a bit and did a few day trips into town (walking, driving and boating in ... each gave us a different experience). The city still clearly caters to the English tourists, but if you dig deeper, you can find some real turkish life going on. A short walk up hill, you can see numerous rock tombs that are remainders from the ancient Lycian city of Telmessos. The 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas is carved into a bluff overlooking the city. There are a...

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Oct 16, 2016 - Turkey ... Calis Beach

We arrived in Dalaman where we picked up our rental car and hit the road again. This time, to the coast for some sun and fun at the beach! This area is heavily visited by the British and is their "go to" vacation and retirement spot. So much so, we have found some "chip butty", "cheese toasties" ... even Apple Cider and lots of fish and chips on the menu. Very little spice is added to the food and everything is served with mayonnaise. Ha ha ... still all very good though! Our apartment is located on Calis Plaji (beach) in the Sunset Resort...

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Sep 13, 2012 - WWOOFing No. 3

Fethiye was a nice place to spend a few days R & R between WWOOFing farms.  Nearby to town are tombs carved into sheer rock faces. Our third WOOFing experience has been different once again.  This farm grows mainly oranges and grapes, but also has quite a lot of rustic wooden bungalows and mud house accommodation where up to 50 visitors can stay.  Also it caters for yoga retreats.There is already one large round yoga room, and they are nearly finished a second mud wall yoga/meditation room. We slept in a mud house - not as primitive as it...

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Nov 11, 2011 - Demre (Myra)

Today we headed to our boat but on the way we stopped in Demre (Myra), best known for the church of St. Nicolas. Nicolas, the 4th Century Bishop, was famed for his generosity and piety. Legend has established him as the Patron Saint of fishermen and children. The Saint’s myrrh, impregnated bones, were buried on his church’s premises. Although this church was destroyed by the Arabs in 809 AD, the bones survived and were moved to Bari, Italy in 1087. The Russian prince rebuilt the church in the 19th century. The city of Myra dates from...

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Apr 28, 2011 - Fethiye - Days 2 & 3

Sometimes when two people are married they begin to act and think like one another. Something that should not make sense to one (sane) person does make perfect sense to that person AND their spouse. Welcome to my marriage. Matt and I had a nice plan laid out to spend half a day at a hot springs and mud bath. I was really looking forward to it and although Matt was not, due to the three transport changes necessary, he was game. At 9 o'clock at night the fateful evening before our little adventure, I was lookıng through our guide book and...

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Jun 19, 2010 - We head for land again

Wake up in the morning to find the water still as still – and a heavy dew so our clothes left beside our matress are soaking. An early breakfast and then we are on our way back to shore – the end of our boat trip. We really haven’t travelled very far at all – just hopping in and out of coves close to the home berth. In another bus and we drive to Cirali. Just a couple of roads – the main one running parallel to the beach. Lots of pensions and cafes – a real little beach haven with kids, bikes etc everywhere. We walk 2 klms to have lunch...

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Jun 18, 2010 - Deer and satelites

We wake to a beautiful day and the sight of goats clambering along the shore – then joined by a deer who proceeds to eat last nights melon skins. Obviously has the wood over the goats who retreat a little. A quick swim before breakfast. We travel to the island of Kekova and also walk to the Simena Castle. The castle boasts a quaint ampitheatre and Kylie and Jodie put on an imprompu concert – introduced by conductor Hogarth. (Don’t Cry for Me Argentina and Single Girls) Some more jewellery purchased at the markets to match those already...

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Jun 17, 2010 - Off on our boat trip

We drive today to Ucagiz to board our boat – first though we stop at Myra (more ruins) David and I sit this one out. and then visit the birthplace of Saint Nicholas. We finally reach our boat, meet our hosts Mehmet and Sabahat and set sail so to speak. Wonderful water changing from torquoise to cobalt blue and everything inbetween. We pull into a small cove and spend a glorious afternoon swimming and snorkeling – can life get any better? Towards evening we transfer to another cove for the night. David and I go for a walk up the hill –...

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Jun 16, 2010 - A walk and a half

Up early, no breakfast, and we set out for a 3 hour climb (listed as a walk) to Oludeniz. Firstly we climb through an old village, then over hills and gullies until we reach a beach. Very rocky and at times quite slippery. I came a cropper a couple of times – I seem to have trouble judging ‘depth’ these days. Don’t know if it is the new glasses or my other eye problem. David very supportive – without him I doubt I could do these things. The bush and the panarama of the coast line worth the effort though. We stop half way and enjoy another...

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Jun 15, 2010 - A special treat - Caretta Caretta

We decide to go on an extra excursion today – not on our original itinery, The down side a 5am departure. We stop for a picnic breakfast after a couple of hours. Lots of tomatoes, olives, fetta, cucumber and fresh bread cut into large chunks. We usually sit in the outdoor areas in front of cafes…they don’t mind that we have brought our own food, they get to provide us with beverages. We pull in for petrol – with a tank full comes a free car wash so our little bus gets the treatment. Cannot get over the waste of water in this country. There...

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