Interview: Phoebe Greenacre talks all about Turkey

Updated 20 March 2019 | by Emily Benton

Paragliding in Turkey Phoebe Greenacre

We recently caught up with the adventurer, health bunny, and soon-to-be yoga teacher, Phoebe Greenacre. On her beautiful blog Wood and Luxe, Phoebe talks travel, luxury, and keeping healthy. We asked her to share her experiences of a popular holiday destination that she's been to many times...

1.      What do you think makes Turkey different from other European destinations?

 As Turkey lies both in Europe and Asia, the mix of culture here is so fascinating. I love the rich diversity of the city and the stunning, rugged coastline. 


2.      Whereabouts in Turkey can you recommend for us?

 I can't go past all of the beautiful beach-side towns that sit on the Aegean coastline. Some of my favourites are Fethiye, Oludeniz, Kas and Kalkan!


Villas and Apartments in Turkey


3.      What is your favourite Turkish cuisine?

The food is so good that I always struggle to pick my favourite dish! So a mixed meze plate, with a little bit of everything, is definitely the way to go. Meats, salads and dips galore...


4.      We can see from your Instagram that you recently stayed on a yacht in Turkey! What would you say was the advantage of seeing Turkey from the sea?

It has to be, hands down, my favourite way to experience a destination. Sail along the coastline, stopping off at little hidden bays for a swim, discovering new towns each day and not having to worry about your mode of transportation! You can get all your friends & family together for something a little different and then let the cook/captain to all the cooking & chartering for you. It is one of the most relaxing holidays I've ever been on.


Turkey Sailing Yacht Rent


5.      What’s always packed in your suitcase?

I'm a bit of a tech nerd these days, so my DSLR camera, Go-Pro and laptop always come with me! And a warm jumper for the plane.


6.      Have you got any personal recommendations for bars/restaurants/beaches/things to do!

I love the shopping in Kas, the nightlife in Fethieye, Paragliding over Oludeniz, swimming in Butterfly valley and visiting Turtle bay to swim with the turtles!


7.      Finally, what’s your favourite Clickstay Villa in Turkey and why!

I can't go past this amazing Villa in Turkey, Villa Gulman. The view, the location, the pool - it's all perfect! I'd love to host my first Wood & Luxe Yoga retreat there next year as there is plenty of space to practice yoga.


Villa in Turkey Modern
Villa Gulman, Turkey

Visit one of our villas in Turkey

You can read more travel inspiration from Phoebe at her wonderful blog, Wood and Luxe