Fethiye has had an unusually wet winter but yesterday the sun came out and with it signs

that the town is busy getting ready for the summer season, which officially starts just one

month from now.

Sunny weather in Fethiye
Sunny weather in Fethiye

The warm, sunny weather presented a perfect excuse for a wander around the town,

and to catch glimpses of all the activity.

Cleaning up after the storms

Çalış beach has seen some storms over the last few months but Mete Ay, head of the resort’s

Tourism association, is busy organising the cleaning of the beach and the removal of all the

winter debris.

Çalış beach
Çalış beach

Demolition continues

Fethiye’s ‘Drunken buildings‘ are disappearing, one by one.

Fethiye gets ready for summer

Kismet Bar is still there!
Kismet Bar is still there – just!

Putting the finishing touches

Mozaik Bahçe will be opening tomorrow, April 1st and the last few touches to the popular

garden restaurant were being made.

Nichola planting flowers
Nichola planting flowers

They have made a few changes to their menu that can be found here.

Meanwhile, Fora, down on the harbour, was busy with drills and angle grinders.

Flora getting ready for customers
Flora getting ready for customers

Moving up market

The everyday market is getting lively and the butcher,

Çarıklı – Bizim Kasap, has a completely new and very smart theme.

Butchers, Çarıkı - Bizim Kasap has an elegant new shop in the everyday market
Butchers, Çarıkı – Bizim Kasap has an elegant new shop in the everyday market

And some smiling new faces.

Fethiye gets ready for summer

Old places and new

Wander through Paspatur, the oldest and most characterful part of Fethiye,

and you’ll catch glimpses of the shopkeepers dusting off their displays.

Fethiye gets ready for summer
Pink planters for Paspatur

 

There are some new and very stylish places too, like Flow, which will be opening shortly.

'Flow' will be a new venue in Paspatur
‘Flow’ will be a new venue in Paspatur

Fethiye gets ready for summer

The municipality have been busy too, building a ‘roof’, parts of which are ready,

Fethiye gets ready for summer

while others are waiting to be covered.

Fethiye is busy preparing for the 2015 tourism season.

Bustling boat yard

The busiest place of all at the moment is certainly the boat yard.

Fethiye gets ready for summer

 

Fethiye gets ready for summer

Fethiye gets ready for summer

Full to bursting with boats and gulets of all shapes and sizes, Fethiye’s boat yard is a hive of activity.

Fethiye gets ready for summer

If everything goes according to plan, Fethiye will have everything ready by the beginning of May.

 

 

 

 

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