Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fethiye is an excellent place in Turkey to get away from the big-city life in Istanbul.

In fact, out of all the beachy areas we've traveled to in Turkey, I think Fethiye is my favorite place. Antalya and Bodrum, though both beautiful, are just too touristy for my liking.

This charming resort city, located along the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean Sea, has a relaxed, friendly vibe that made me wish I could stay longer.

Since we visited at the end of September, there weren't as many tourists here and it wasn't crowded. Grandma and grandpa were quite happy to have a quiet weekend outside of Istanbul.

If you decide to travel to Fethiye to relax as well, I'd highly recommend staying at the Alesta Yacht Hotel, located along the Fethiye Marina. We were very pleased with the staff, service and our room, and thoroughly enjoyed several cocktails and dinner one night on the rooftop. The view, as you can see in my photo, is spectacular especially at night.
A view of the Fethiye Marina at night taken from the rooftop bar of the Alesta Yacht Hotel.
Right now, I'm far away from Turkey, waiting for my connecting flight to Nebraska and taking advantage of the free wifi at the Charlotte International Airport in North Carolina. I'll be spending a week with my family and hope to catch up on some writing when I have time.


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Kim, Living to Seas the Moment said...

so beautiful! and I am sure much more quiet than Bodrom! Enjoy your time in the US and I'll be dropping by again.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi joy! you are on continent again! hope you have a good visit home. stock up on pork products! joyce

BacktoBodrum said...

I agree with you about Bodrum in high season. I escape myself . But Bodrum in early spring and late autumn beats everywhere hands down. (Biased - moi?)

Enjoy your trip home.

Joy said...

@Kim, yes, highly recommend a trip to Fethiye if you make it back to Turkey. :)

@Joyce, thank you! I'm definitely eating a lot of pork already. Must diet after this trip.

@BacktoBodrum, yes I could see how you might be a bit biased. ;-) I'd give Bodrum another chance but I certainly have enjoyed our 2 trips to Fethiye.