FETHIYE has developed rapidly over the last decade but traditional Fethiye is still out there if you take the time to look for it as we show you in our Yesterday’s FETHIYE Today article.

FETHIYE Fast Growing

Over the past decade Fethiye has grown fast, becoming more like a city than a town but thankfully the sleepy districts, reminiscent of the old days, can still be discovered and explored.

Once a quiet Mediterranean backwater, Fethiye is now filling up with glitzy, modern commercial and residential buildings.

These days the town boasts the Erasta shopping mall, glass fronted office blocks and cosmopolitan walking areas.

Whilst many like the variety of shops on offer, the choice of restaurants on the sea front, others also confess to rather liking things the way they used to be.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Those were the days, my friend

Maybe it’s like trying to hold back the tide but there are districts of Fethiye, tucked into the hillside, where time has somehow rather wonderfully managed to stand still.

To be reminded of those characterful days, why not go for a wander around the quiet back streets on a Sunday morning?

That’s exactly what we do from time to time.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

There, in the parts of town that remain pretty much unchanged, apart from the inevitable crop of satellite dishes, people still like to sit outside their homes, watching the children play,

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

…passing the time of day with friends and family, while their washing dries in the sun.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Reminders from Fethiye’s past

We have gathered a collection of photographs to share with our readers, which show these parts of Fethiye as we will always like to remember them, even though they were in fact only taken over the past few months.

Yes, traditional Fethiye is still out there if you take the time to look for it, and long may it remain.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.      Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.     Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.        Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.             Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still. Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

Sometimes it's a pleasure to take to the backstreets and explore the parts of Fethiye where time has stood still.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I have been coming to Fethiye the last eight years with my Wife,as soon as we arrived in fetiye we fell in love with it,There have been a lot of changes which some are good,the old Town and places are Wonderful to walk around and the views are outstanding,But please do not ruin it by making it to much like Spain.The old Turkey is Beutifull.

  2. We have been going to Fethiye for over 20yrs now. we got married there in 2004 at the Sonet apart hotel in Overcik. We always go down to the harbour for lots of walks but have never really explored Fethiye properly. So! I think it is about time we did. This year as usual we will be there in September. And I am sure we will enjoy the adventure.

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