Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 19th March 2023

Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye. Curated from various news sources. NEWS Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department installs 631 fire hydrants  Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department has installed a total of 631 hydrants in streets, neighbourhoods and villages that are narrow, inaccessible to fire trucks and at risk […]

Oceanwide Properties: spacious 4-bedroom duplex apartment in Fethiye – £250,000

Oceanwide Properties are delighted to offer this 4-bedroom duplex apartment located a two-minute walk from the seafront in the harbour town of Fethiye on the sunny Mediterranean coast of southern Türkiye. Located in a complex of eight apartments, the property benefits from a large private garden and pool, and a large roof terrace which is […]

Fethiye – the best holiday destination

Stressless, placeless, traceless – but in paradise… September is the perfect month to jet off on holiday and enjoy the last weeks of summer in the sun. There are many fabulous destinations and making a decision as to which one to choose can be quite difficult. Here at Fethiye Times, we’re happy to admit that […]

Fethiye – in the time of coronavirus

The COVID-19 story begins on 8 December 2019 when a resident in Wuhan City, China, was found to have symptoms of an unknown coronavirus. On January 7 2020, the disease was identified by Chinese authorities as a new type of coronavirus, novel coronavirus, or nCoV. On January 30 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency […]

Günlükbaşı – the Heart of Fethiye

30 years ago, the back streets of Fethiye were a mix of lokantas, vibrant workshops and small private businesses, it was the heart of Fethiye and the local community.  Over the years the main streets have changed, mostly due to bigger companies dominating the popular back street shopping areas, but a few miles away in […]

Fethiye celebrates National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

The 23rd of April is a unique and very special international celebration. The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, dedicated this day to the children of the country to emphasize that they are the future of the new nation. National Sovereignty and Children’s Day (Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı) commemorates the inauguration of the […]

Fascinating Fethiye

If you’re visiting Fethiye, or even if you choose the town as a place to live, the fact it has a long history is pretty evident. This article was written by Steve Parsley for Fethiye Times. The Amyntas rock tombs carved into the cliffs, the old amphitheatre near the harbour and the ruins of a […]

A Turkish bath – the real way to relax

Step inside a traditional Turkish bath and discover why this centuries-old wellness ritual remains so popular today. No trip to Fethiye is complete without a visit to a Turkish bath or Hamam, so set aside any prudishness you may have and take the plunge. Savour that feeling of supreme cleanliness that is so different from a […]

Fethiye’s cycling Santas ride for the fifth year

Thank you to self-professed Grinch Sian Midgley for the update.  Santa’s Christmas bike ride Yesterday, 24 local cyclists donned their festive suits and took part in the fifth annual Santa’s Christmas bike ride in Fethiye. This year’s event, organised by keen cyclist Robert, started at 11 am at the Reis Cafe in Akarca.  Riders, many of whom […]

Safsaf’s story – the heartache behind the smile

Sitting in her home in Fethiye with her family around her, Safsaf could not look any happier. She welcomes you with open arms and a huge smile, serves an endless supply of Syrian tea or coffee,  along with delicious food and chats with you with enthusiasm. Life in this modest Fethiye home seems happy and […]