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Lycian ruins, sailboats and dreamlike surroundings in Fethiye (Turkey)

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Fethiye views from my hostel

After a few days in the bustling and vibrant Istanbul, I decided to look for some relaxation and nature on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. I chose the city of Fethiye as a starting place for a small adventure in the Mediterranean forests of the area. I wanted to travel a short stretch of the famous Lycian Route, considered one of the top ten trekkings of the World by The times.

How to get

Early Monday morning, I said goodbye to Istanbul on a flight from Pegasus departing from the Sabiha Gokçen airport. This low-cost Turkish company is a bargain to move around the country internally but is reputed to have enough delays. I bought my flight three weeks in advance Istanbul-Dalaman for only 22 Euros.

From the airport from Dalaman there are buses that take you 10 TRY (Turkish Liras) directly to the bus station of Fethiye. You do not have to wait for the least because services are synchronized with flight arrivals.

By subjects of schedules and prices I returned to Istanbul by bus direct night from Fethiye. The company Subway It has good buses of three seats per row that cover the route in about 12 hours for prices ranging between 90 and 100 TRY (about 30-33 Euros to change).

Where to stay

The pool of the V-Go hostel in Fethiye

Just as I recognize that I didn't have much luck in Istanbul when I chose the Simurgh hostel, I did hit the spot with the Fethiye V-GO Hostel. Located by the sea in a very quiet street, the V-GO has a small pool, bar (serving drinks and dinners) with a terrace with views and the option to choose between double rooms or share your stay with other travelers in rooms with bunk beds .

I stayed in a room of six people with bathroom inside it. It cost me only 8.75 euros a night.

How to move

The best way to get around Fethiye is by walking. Although the city is somewhat large, the areas that offer interest to the traveler are easily encompassed at the stroke of a shoe.

If you are not a friend of kicking or you go in the warm season (summers are hard here), I advise you to use the fantastic Dolmus. These collective vans cost 2 TRY (less than 1 Euro) and take you almost anywhere in the city. Just tell the driver, when you get on, where you want to go and he will tell you if he takes you. Almost everyone does.

What to see in Fethiye

Lycian tombs in Rita Lycia. Unfortunately, I lost my photos of the beautiful shops on Fethiye Hill

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