Region: Bay of Fethiye, Turkey
Known for: Ancient City of Telmessos,
I can taste the salt, smell the sea breeze, feel the wind on my face… There are few moments more magical than being by the sea (though it’s hard to imagine them when looking at sea scape photos). And the Bay of Fethiye in Turkey is no exception. The town of Fethiye itself is built on the site of ancient Telmessos and is surrounded by rock tombs, cliff cut temple-like tombs that rise high above the surrounding sea and villages alike.
The bay of Fethiye is surreal: sandy beaches line the mountain studded horizon and in the sea, a bright turquoise, it’s not unusual to see turtles swimming along the surface of the crystal clear water. The town itself has changed its name a number of times over the years. Originally named Telmessos after Apollo (the sun god’s) son, following frequent name changes in subsequent years, it is now called ‘Fethiye’ after the first and famous Turkish Pilot, Fethi Bey.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll almost definitely have noticed that I talk about Summer a lot!! Warmer skies and longer days are always on my mind, as are frequent glances at my photo history. On a recent daydreaming trip through past travel photos, I rediscovered some of these gems. I can literally almost feel the sun on my back and feel my hair moving in the wind just looking at them!