Gitarici Restaurant & Music Bar

Well as promised I did say I would include recommendations for places to eat and things to do around Calis & Fethiye.

Gitarici was a lovely surprise this week.  Located in a small courtyard behind the main street in Calis – there is a pool in the middle complete with ducks.  The seating area is around the pool and is rustic.  No flashy leather seats here – it’s very traditionally furnished.  Wood tables, tapestry cushions and traditional Turkish cloths.

Run by a Turkish family it’s not been open long and they all seem to be involved in one way or another.

The menu is not extensive but has just enough choice to please everyone and is very cheap.  We had chicken shish kebabs at 10tl each – about £3.50 – 3 big sticks of chicken, salad, rice and a few chips – really t and good value for money.

They have live music every night – traditional Turkish every night except Tuesday when it’s still live but more middle of the road easy listening type music from around the world than just Turkish.

The atmosphere was lovely and we sat for ages after we ate – drinking tea and chatting – no pressure to leave and free up a table – all very relaxed.

I think this is going to become a firm favourite in the coming months and I’m more than happy to recommend it to others.

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