Winter is truly here in Fethiye. There is more snow on the mountains than there has been for many years. Talking to some of the local people they can’t remember a winter that was so cold.

That doesn’t stop the sun from shining though and there are days when you can spend the morning in a sunny Fethiye and have a BBQ in the snow in the afternoon.

Fethiye Times went out and about to capture some shots of sun and snow in Fethiye. (These photographs were all taken on 31st December 2016)

Sunny days

The sea turns an intense shade of blue at this time of year and makes a wonderful contrast to the snow capped mountains.

Looking across to Çalış from Şat Beach
Looking across to Çalış from Şat Beach
Looking across to snow capped Akdağ from Şat Beach
Looking across to snow capped Akdağ from Şat Beach
The cold wind clears away any humidity leaving a crisp, clear day
The cold wind clears away any humidity leaving a crisp, clear day

Stormy skies

Looking towards Babadağ and Mendos the view is very different

Looks like there's a storm coming!
Looks like there could be a storm coming!
Sun reflecting on a window in Karagözler
Sun reflecting on a window in Karagözler

Snow time!

A trip to the mountains is just too great a temptation so next stop Nif and Kırkpınar.

Reaching the snow at Nif
Reaching the snow at Nif

Nif is blanketed in pure white snow

A blanket of snow over Nif

A blanket of snow over Nif

A winter wonderland

As you go higher the landscape becomes a winter wonderland.

A winter wonderland

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There were plenty of families enjoying a day out.

Building snow(men, women and children!)

snowmen

Picnic time!

The Turkish people do love to picnic whatever the weather.

This family found a great spot to light a fire and have a picnic
This family found a great spot to light a fire and have a picnic

And you can even buy everything you need for your sucuk sandwich (sucuk ekmeği) by the roadside. Don’t forget to take something to cook it on though!

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On the way back down to Fethiye we were greeted by this stunning sight…a perfect end to a perfect day!

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