Fethiye, Ovacik, Hisaronu, Oludeniz and Calis, and every little village in between, attract visitors to the Fethiye region of Turkey in droves. You normally find that people come on holiday first, year after year returning until they eventually decide that wall to wall sunshine and the Turkish way of life is just too great a pull to stay away. They then earn the name EXPATS or in Turkish Yabanci. Why do they come to Fethiye? Value for money is certainly a big pull, you get much more bricks and mortar for your money.
Expats usually like to live quite central so they can be near to the airport, popping back for Christmas and an annual break which is why Fethiye is so popular Dalaman Airport is only 45 mins to an hour away and the road links are extremely good making exploring the area a breeze.
Fethiye has so much to offer so many different people. For example
Calis – great if you like an ocean view with a great breeze and the odd expat quiz night, it has a full and varied expat community.
Hisaronu is for the club lovers, wall to wall music and neon lights that is until its time for the visitors to go home then Hisaronu has a well earned rest.
Ovacik is more of a lazy village, some would say the quieter sister to Hisaronu, there is also a large expat community residing in Ovacik year round who fund raise, organise group walks, trips to the big cities and many more social gatherings.
Fethiye is a little more cosmopolitan, everything you need is here. Shops, banks, restaurants, the Harbour and so much more. Fethiye is the central cog to the expat wheel.
Oludeniz is action packed, being one of the best places to Paraglide in the world. But like Hisaronu, Oludeniz get all wrapped up and goes to sleep for the winter.
So what kind of person would leave their birth place behind and live in Fethiye? Well if you take into account what we have just told you , it would be a laid back, entertaining, paragliding, quiz doing, social loving, dancing, music loving maniac that’s who. But in reality it is just normal people who fall in love with Fethiye and Turkey in general and find that no matter what you are looking for it can be found not far away. Do you think you could do it?