Experience an authentic Turkish market and an eerie historical site.
What to Expect
Experience an authentic Turkish market, see Turkish delights being made, and then enjoy a blissful afternoon cruise around Fethiye's beautiful coastline. You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:45 and head straight for Fethiye's colourful Tuesday market. When it comes to markets, the Turks know a thing or two.
After all, bazaars and haggling seems to run in their blood and down at Fethiye Market, the locals certainly put on a good show. Wander past tables groaning under the weight of fresh fruit and vegetables, and breathe in the delicious aromas wafting from the spice stalls. Brightly colored ceramics, great quality cotton and brassware are among the goods that'll vie for your attention. Do not forget to barter to bag yourself some bargains; traders will expect it and it's all part of the fun.
If you don't want to spend too much time at the market there's also an optional visit to a jewelry shop where you can stock up on some bling. After all the retail therapy you can chill out. What better way than boarding a lazy afternoon cruise where you can put your feet up and relax as you sail around the local bays.
Come to the hills above Fethiye and spend the day exploring the eerie ruins of Kayaköy, once known as Kaya, one of the best-preserved ghost villages in Turkey and a UNESCO designated World Peace and Friendship Village. After being picked from your hotel travel by converted truck, bumping through pine forests and fruit orchards to this atmospheric spot. Spread out over a hillside, the village was originally populated by Anatolian Greek-speaking Christians but was abandoned in 1923 after the Greek – Turkish war. After that, the Turks left its buildings to slowly crumble in the sun. The expert guide will bring the story of this community back to life as you wander through the silent streets that once bustled with life and rang with voices. You'll peek into the roofless stone houses as you learn how they were built in tiers so they didn't block each other's light and views. Explore the tiny chapels and little school. Marvel at the vast, empty basilica, which is still decorated with old Greek Orthodox frescos and mosaics. You will also have the opportunity to visit a private museum on the history of the community. It is all very eerie, but more than countered by the beauty of the surrounding mountains and plains.
- Transport assistance or guided tour
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transfer by air-conditioned coach
- The services of an English-speaking guide throughout
Know Before You Go
• Guests should remember to bring their swimsuits and some sun-cream