Horse riding took place in the cool late afternoon when the sun wasnt so hot.Just outside Hiseronu at the Dortnal ranch.We booked with our hotel so a bus picked us up and took us here.The tutor was a very friendly man who chose horses for us depending on our riding experience and off we went on our trek up through the forest and climbing a small...more
This gorgeous boat trip takes you off from Fethiye harbour around 12 neighbouring uninhabited islands in the Med. There are 5 stop offs at a selection of these islands with time to swim or just catch a few more rays. I highly recommend doing one of these boat trips as they are a great way to see some more of the surrounding area. Be warned that you...more
This is a must when in Turkey for the ultimate feeling of relaxation. I can recommend the spa in the Magico Bronzo hotel. The gents there are University qualified and really look after you to give the best experience possible. After a sauna and wash down, your skin is exfoliated and then massaged with foam. It's the most relaxed I've ever felt.more
Travel a little further for a massive market with plenty of variety and competition. Fethiye market is about 3 times the size of the one you will see in Hisaronu but note that traders here seemed a lot more pushy than those in the more intimate Hisaronu market.Takes place on Tuesdays.more
An intimate market where you can buy all kinds of wonderful things, from real fake D&G/Gucci handbags and GA jeans to Turkish ornaments, table cloths and spices. See my tourist trap 'bartering in shops' tips for advice on how to get a good price when dealing with market traders.more
I, my wife and two children aged 17 and 24 stayed at Ozturk Hotel for the first time last year and...more
Lovely gardens, excitable tortoises (they like cucumber), clean pool and rooms, wide range of...more
We had an excellent stay at The Pink Palace, and having booked the holiday through Telextext we had...more
Excellent Chinese restaurant in the centre of Hiseronu.A very large place with the option of a table inside,on terrace or out back in a court yard setting.We chose the court yard with its quiet atmosphere and lovely gardens and night time views.A good choice of food on the menu without being too much.friendly,helpful staff and plently of time...more
everything is cooked as you order. it is great for all day breakfast and light meals. We have been going there for three years and have never had a bad meal. Average cost last year was approx in English £1.99. It is up stairs next to the Domino Resturant, it is also good as it shows most football matches. Try the chicken wrap and I guarantee you...more
Another great spot on the main Hisaronu strip for dancing. The bar does have foam parties in the week so if thi isn't your thing make sure you check out what's on before you go in. Entry is also free before 12 on most nights.Oh aye, and did I mention you can dance on the bar with the staff?? ;) Nonemore
If you're not happy about travelling by foot or local Dolmus when in Turkey, you can ppick up a taxi at pretty resonable prices. It's always easier and more feasible to negotiate a price before hand and then you know all parties are happy. Don't forget to buckle up as the driving is wild!
Be careful of the strength of the sun when staying in the area. The town is set in a picturesque mountain setting which conveniently provides a gentle breeze for most of the day. Unfortunately, this may cause you to forget how stong and intense the sun can be so just make sure you keep pushing the fluids when exposed to the heat.
Ovacik/Hiseronu is no different than any other tourist resort as in everybody is there as a business to make money,so when restaurant staff stand outside and hand you their business cards and written on it is'If you dine here tonight we will knock 10% of your bill'dont fall for it.Its true they will give you a 10% discount,but so will every other...more
Unlike fixed price shopping here in Britain, bartering in the shops (as well as markets) is an expected custom. Shops can be a tourist trap if you're not used to the concept. Shop keepers will offer you a 'special price' for their 'special customers' which seems to be a few Lira off the starting price. Don't be wooed by this charm, the shop keepers...more
If you fancy a bit of history, take a trip to Dalyan where, from the river, you can see anchient tombs set in the hills.
The Dalyan excursion also takes you to a natural mud bath and hot spring with is great for conditioning the skin.
The day ends with a trip to the Turtle Beach, a stunning stretch of sandy beach popular with Turks and accessable only by boat. The Turtle Beach itself is a protected conservation area but is well within sight from the main tourist beach.