Christmas is one of the most celebrated days in the world and the countdown is on. There are only ten days to go before the big day. For those of you who aren’t ready…PANIC NOW!

Making a list and checking it twice…

It’s time to make your final lists, write down everything you need to do, start thinking about your festive menu (if you haven’t already) and generally make sure everything is ready for you to enjoy the festive season and relax with your family.

A Festive Fethiye Times

Here at Fethiye Times, we’re getting into the festive mode too and over the holiday season we’ll be bringing you a variety of articles covering Christmas, a round up of 2017 and, summer holiday information as we know it’s the first thing you’ll think about once Christmas is over. Well who wouldn’t?

’Everything Christmas’

Fethiye is already getting into the swing of things for Christmas and the FIG and Çalış Christmas Fairs were held last week. If you missed them you can click on the links below.

FIG Christmas Fayre

Çalış Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair brings a distinctly Christmassy feel to Çalış
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Photograph by Norman Clark

What’s to come?

A Festive Fethiye Times

We’ll bring you snippets about Christmas activities in Fethiye including Christmas photographs from Fethiye and areas around Turkey.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without food and we’ll be taking a look at a selection of recipes to add a Turkish twist to your festive menu.

We’ll also throw some interesting facts and traditions about Christmas into the mix.

2017 in a nutshell.

A Festive Fethiye Times

In between Christmas and the New Year we’ll bring you a review of 2017 so you can enjoy the highlights of the year with us.

Holidays 2018

A Festive Fethiye Times

We all know that, pretty much as soon as the Christmas dishes are washed, we’ll be bombarded with advertisements for holidays. Well it’s the first thing you think about once Christmas is over. Visions of long summer days in the sun get you through the bleak, grey winter months.

We’re not going to bombard you. Well maybe a little!

The people in the resort areas are working very hard preparing for their summer visitors and we’ll tell you about some of the options there are in this beautiful area.

See you next week

In the meantime we hope you’re preparations go well and we’ll be back next week.

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Today’s featured image is by local photographer, Hülya Yamanoğlu

Visit Hülya on Instagram to see more of her photography.