Spring is just around the corner, the days are getting longer, the weather is sunny and warm (most days) and wildflowers and trees are starting to bloom. Sunday was a beautiful, bright, sunny day, perfect for getting out for a drive and enjoying one of the many local scenic routes.
We would like to share some of these routes with you, starting with a circular drive that takes you on roads that wind upwards through the forests and meander along the coast road back to Fethiye.
A different perspective
A road and bays that you may have only seen from a boat (or not at all), stunning views, the heady scent of pine trees and the sound of silence, occasionally interrupted by the birds singing and the putt putt of a fishing boat way off in the distance.
Start from Fethiye Marina and head towards Karagözler and the boatyard.
Pass through the boatyard where, depending upon the time of year, you will see the age old tradition of building and maintaining traditional wooden boats.
Continue through the boatyard until you come to the Marina Boutique Hotel and turn lef, heading towards Hillside Beach Club.
Instantly you leave behind the busy boatyard and wind up the forest clad mountain road.
Stopping to enjoy the views is highly recommended (as long as it is safe to do so)
A mist-shrouded Fethiye with the majestic, snow capped Akdağ in the background
Karagözler recedes into the distance as you climb higher.
Last glimpse of Fethiye before you reach the top of the mountain.
Turn right at the top of the mountain and head towards Kuleli Beach Club – back towards Fethiye. (You can drive down to Hillside Beach Club however the road ends at the gates to the complex.)
Breathtaking views across Fethiye Bay
Tantalising glimpses of the view through the trees
Or places where the view is unbroken.
Stop off at one of the bays you have only previously seen from a boat
Drink in the sheer beauty of it all
Red Island (Kızılada) from the coast road.
First glimpse of Fethiye
Buyuk Samalık Köyu – getting ready for the season
Looking across the bay to Çalış
Past Club and Hotel Letoonia
And back to Fethiye
We hope you have enjoyed the first of our scenic routes.