Our round up of local news includes this week, Rhodes in 90 minutes, paraglider caught short, a new festival and tomato prices squashed.

Our round up of local news includes this week, Rhodes in 90 minutes, paraglider caught short, a new festival and tomato prices squashed.

Rhodes in 90 Minutes

The season is definitely well underway when the Fethiye – Rhodes hydrofoil starts regular trips – and this has happened. 

It is currently making 3 crossings per week, will up this to 4 from beginning of June and then do 6 crossings per week during July and August. 

The journey takes 90 minutes so, if you fancy a quick trip to Rhodes, what’s stopping you?

Caught Short

Yet another paragliding accident this week when a Turkish pilot, flying alone, found himself losing control as he came in to land on the beach. 

Worried that he would drop onto innocent sunbathers, he desperately tried to change direction and hit the wooden building that houses the beach toilets!  

He wasn’t seriously injured and the toilets didn’t suffer lasting damage either!

Local Festival Action Catches On!

And now for something completely different. 

Regular readers, and most residents of Fethiye and district will be familiar with Nif Cherry Festival, Arsa Apple Festival and the Nomad Festival all of which we have been reporting since this website began. 

However, next weekend, 6 – 7 June, Kumluova (just before Patara) will be holding its very own Tomato Festival and it will be the 22nd such event to have taken place. 

There will be all kinds of performers taking to the stage on both Saturday and Sunday evenings, including our own Ölüdeniz Folk Dance Group on the Sunday, and no doubt tons of delicious local tomatoes to be had. 

So why not give the Tomato Festival a whirl for a change?

Tomato Prices Squashed

Continuing with the subject of tomatoes, it was reported this week that a huge glut of the red fruit, has forced the wholesale price down from 2TL per kilo to as little as 20 kuruş, leaving local growers stunned by the low return for their labours. 

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