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Wed, 17 May 2017

Holidays In Fethiye

Fethiye Holidays at a Glance

The popular resort Fethiye, 135 kms southeast of Marmaris, boasts an important marina at the head of a beautiful bay strewn with islands. A hill crowned by the ruins of the crusader fortress built by the Knights of Rhodes overlooks the little port. Above the town, (called Telmessos in antiquity), numerous Lycian rock tombs, reproducing the facades of ancient buildings, were cut into the cliff face. The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C., is the most remarkable. Holidays in Fethiye are great for swimmers where with the popular Calis Beach, 4 kms west of town, or to Sovalye Island, opposite the harbour, which blazes with flowers in the spring. Fethiye is one of the most popular resorts due to its extreme loveliness. Set on a wide bay, strewn with many islands.

Who goes to Fethiye?
Fethiye holidays are ideal resort for families and young children.



Key Facts - Fethiye

  • LanguageTurkish
  • CurrencyNew Turkish Lira (TRY)
  • Dialing Code00 90
  • Time Difference+2 hours GMT
  • Flight Duration4.5 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport55 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)45 mins

The Gulf of Gocek and its friendly marina is one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots. From ancient port to a relaxing beach side, Fethiye provides the perfect base for exploring the beautiful nature and historic sites.

Toros Mountains: The Toros Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply right into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches.

Tombs in Fethiye: The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C. is the most remarkable.

Tlos: 36 kms south of Fethiye, is the the oldest city in the Lycian region and the home of the Lycian Hero Bellerophon. Visitors can see the remains of a castle, the agora, the necropolis, the theatre, Roman baths and a good view of Esen Valley.

Blue Cruises: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.

Toros Mountains: The Toros Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply right into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches.

Tombs in Fethiye: The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C. is the most remarkable.

Tlos: 36 kms south of Fethiye, is the the oldest city in the Lycian region and the home of the Lycian Hero Bellerophon. Visitors can see the remains of a castle, the agora, the necropolis, the theatre, Roman baths and a good view of Esen Valley.

Blue Cruises: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.

Combine the adrenaline sport of White Water Rafting with the experience of camping in the wilderness on the banks of the Dalaman River.

The Gulf of Gocek and its friendly marina is one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots.

Hisaronu, at the skirts of the Mount Babadag, Oludeniz is a world-wide popular paragliding center.

Some of the wonderful sea journeys, which have become the most popular activity in the region, take place in the beautiful coves of Marmaris.

Eating/Drinking During Fethiye Holidays

From street-side snack stalls to the finest food in a characterful restaurant, you will find something to your taste in Turkey. There is a wide range of dishes, with each region having its own specialities, and there are an equally wide range of places in which to enjoy them. Meat dishes are the norm, but vegetarians will be find a good number of lentil and rice dishes, and stuffed vegetables. The turks love vegetables almost as much as they do meat, and the aubergine is the favourite. Freshly caught fish is available, but can be expensive. Of course, the doner kebab is a popular along with the pied (Turkish pizza). In the morning stuffed pastries or borek can be bought street stalls. For the British traveller, there will be plenty of new culinary experiences.

An authentic Turkish experience can be combined with a raucous nights drinking at one of Turkey's meyhanes. These tavernas serve raki, beer and wine, along with an awe-inspiring selection of mezes (starters), succulent kebabs and fruits of the season. A favourite location for raki drinking, the atmosphere gets louder and merrier as the night progresses.

Turkey's recent economic growth and increasing prosperity had an enormous effect on the vitality, energy and variety of its nightlife. The range of night entertainment is huge, from traditional male-dominated birahanes to techno and rave nightclubs, with new venues opening by the week. As a result, Turkey's nightlife is quickly gaining recognition as one of the liveliest in Europe.

Getting Around on Fethiye Holidays

By Boat: There are many types of cruises that link all the resorts an villages around the area, take a Gullet cruise or a Blue Voyage cruise to explore Dalaman and the surrounding areas.

By Bus: The local bus (known as Dolmus) is normally a white mini bus that travels around the resorts. There are no specified bus stops, so to stop the Dolmus just flag one down.

By Taxi There are numerous taxis in all towns and resorts and are recognisable by their chequered black and yellow bands.

By Car Rental cars and Jeeps are available from our representatives.

Fethiye Holidays Shopping

Popular purchases for those taking holidays in Fethiye include:

  • Handicrafts
  • Jewellery
  • Leather goods
  • Carpets.

Holidays in Fethiye - Beaches

Fethiye has a fine beach nearby at Calis, a 4 kms stretch of sand and shingle, which has now grown into a small resort.

Oludeniz region with 2 kms stretch of sand and pebble beach (Belcekiz) linked to a cobalt blue lagoon (Dead Sea), lying calm as a millpond in the heart of this area.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Turkey 21 24 29 32 32 28 26
London 21 24 29 32 32 28 26
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Turkey 8 9 9 11 12 9 8
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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