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.
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.
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- Traditional Turkish character
- Oludeniz beaches and the famous Blue Lagoon
- Activities including diving and paragliding
Things To Do
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.
Things To See
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.