Fethiye market, Kayakoy and Olu Deniz
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Fethiye market is the biggest in the region and a maze of noisy stalls selling everything you can imagine and more! It took a few minutes to take in all the hustle and bustle. Stall holders expect locals and tourists to haggle over prices. Traders openly admit that their ‘goods’ are ‘genuine fakes’ and lure you in with cries of ‘cheaper than Matalan!’ or ‘cheap as chips!’ I didn’t feel intimidated or pressured as even though stall holders will approach you, especially if you show any interest in their wares, they will take no for an answer. We were advised against buying fake designer perfume as it commonly cases skin irritations or silver as it is often just silver plated. We also found that the traders had a bottom line on their prices but were prepared to take 10 – 15% off the price. English £10 notes were widely accepted and offered a more favourable exchange rate to Turkish lira.
With temperatures soaring to 45 degrees Celsius (unusually high for
On the return journey we stopped at Kayakoy, the Greek ‘ghost’ village. Once this town had 25,000 inhabitants but in 1922 there was a reciprocal agreement between
After the culture it was time to hit the beach, this time at the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz.