It may be a bit corny to quote the famous poem ‘Ode to Autumn’ by John Keats, but this time of year in Fethiye really is a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

Autumn in Fethiye

Pleasantly warm

Certainly compared with northern climes it is still delightfully summer-like in Fethiye even at the end of October and November.

There are wonderful bright mornings and more often than not dramatic sunsets with plenty of warm sunshine in between.

Autumn in Fethiye

A breath of fresh air

October weather usually includes some dramatic storms but after the dry, dusty heat of the summer months, Mother Nature certainly welcomes a shower or two.

When this happens the smell of the damp earth and pine fills the air. We happen to think that this is one of the best perfumes in the world!

Autumn in Fethiye

Great beach weather

The beaches are getting emptier but it is often still warm enough to sunbath and the sea is really warm.

Autumn in Fethiye

Fantastic foraging

With warm temperatures and some rain, this is when foraging is at its best.

But don’t collect wild fungi unless you know exactly what you’re looking for.

It’s better to play safe and buy your mushrooms from the local markets.

Çıntar / saffron milk-cap or red pine mushroom (Lactarius deliciosus)
Çıntar / saffron milk-cap or red pine mushroom (Lactarius deliciosus)

Beautiful flowers

The rain encourages beautiful flowers to emerge from the soil and amongst them are some sensational endemic varieties.

Cyclamen graecum
Cyclamen graecum
Lycia Crocus
Lycia Crocus

Mellow fruitfulness

Juicy pomegranates and perfumed quince swell on the trees and the markets fill with an abundance of seasonal produce.

Pomegranates
Nar / Pomegranates
Ayva / Quince
Ayva / Quince

Olives are harvested and in villages age-old traditional preparations are made for winter supplies, making the most of the prolific harvests.

Olives
Olives
Making Tarhana soup in Kayaköy
Making Tarhana soup in Kayaköy
Red peppers drying in the sun
Red peppers drying in the sun
pumpkins
pumpkins

Beautiful days and chilly nights

Autumn days can be warm with temperatures in the mid to high 20s but the nights become chilly.

Autumn in Fethiye

 

Perfect for walking and exploring

It’s certainly one of the best times of the year for walking and enjoying the refreshed countryside.

Autumn in Fethiye

Watch the weather forecast

However, do be prepared for rain.

In case you don’t know it’s forecast for the next few days!

Autumn in Fethiye

Whatever the weather, enjoy this time of the year and make the most of Fethiye’s abundance of autumn fruit and vegetables.

sunflower
sunflower

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