Winter is truly here in Fethiye. There is more snow on the mountains than there has been for many years. Talking to some of the local people they can’t remember a winter that was so cold.
That doesn’t stop the sun from shining though and there are days when you can spend the morning in a sunny Fethiye and have a BBQ in the snow in the afternoon.
Fethiye Times went out and about to capture some shots of sun and snow in Fethiye. (These photographs were all taken on 31st December 2016)
The sea turns an intense shade of blue at this time of year and makes a wonderful contrast to the snow capped mountains.
Looking towards Babadağ and Mendos the view is very different
A trip to the mountains is just too great a temptation so next stop Nif and Kırkpınar.
Nif is blanketed in pure white snow
A winter wonderland
As you go higher the landscape becomes a winter wonderland.
There were plenty of families enjoying a day out.
Building snow(men, women and children!)
The Turkish people do love to picnic whatever the weather.
And you can even buy everything you need for your sucuk sandwich (sucuk ekmeği) by the roadside. Don’t forget to take something to cook it on though!
On the way back down to Fethiye we were greeted by this stunning sight…a perfect end to a perfect day!