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Fethiye lies on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, on a protected bay on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. The city features relics from its rich history alongside a cosmopolitan seaside hub. See ancient Lycian sarcophagi dating back to 400 B.C., cave tombs and the ruins of a monastery. Swim at Fethiye’s beaches and discover secluded islands, coves and lagoons on a boat trip around the bay.
Explore downtown Fethiye to visit the Tuesday Farmer’s Market and purchase fresh regional produce, fabrics and carpets. Wander down Fethiye’s main road to the harbor to see an ancient Roman amphitheater. To the left, find Paspatur, the Old Town lined with cafés and restaurants. Pick a café and try Turkish pastries and hot coffee.
The ruins of Lycia’s most important city are dotted throughout Fethiye. Carved stone sarcophagi are all that remains of the ancient city, which finally tumbled during the earthquake of 1958. See these stone tombs in the governor’s garden on the main road and on the steps up to the cliffs on Fethiye’s south side.
Find the Lycian Tomb of Amyntas carved into the stone in the southern cliffs. Continue along a cobbled path through the forest to find Kayaköy, a ghost town 4.9 miles (8 kilometers) south. For more historic sights, drive to the 2,500-year-old Kadyanda Ancient City, 14.9 miles (24 kilometers) away.
Head to Calis Beach on the town’s northwest coast to enjoy a family-friendly beach and fantastic sunsets. Visit the breathtaking Saklikent Gorge on the Teke Peninsula, under a 1-hour drive away.
Embark on a charter cruise or gület (wooden sailboat) trip around the harbor. Sail by 12 islands and Ölüdeniz, Turkey’s Blue Lagoon.
Reach Fethiye on a cruise from Marmaris or Antalya or catch a catamaran from Rhodes, Greece. Coastal and mountain roads connect Fethiye to other major towns in the region. The nearest airport is in Dalaman, approximately a 1-hour drive away. Rent a car to get around with ease. Fethiye summers can be extremely hot, so it’s best to visit in spring or autumn to enjoy the region’s outdoor adventures.
Accommodation in Fethiye
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Hillside Beach Club at Belen Mah. Belen Cad. No:132 Kayaköy, and the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa, at Sarigerme Tourism Center PO:11 are two excellent examples of the premium accommodations in Fethiye. The TUI BLUE Sarigerme Park - All Inclusive and the D-Resort Gocek - Special Class may also be considered. The address of the TUI BLUE Sarigerme Park - All Inclusive is P K 1 Ortaca Postanesi, while the D-Resort Gocek - Special Class is located at Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Koyici Mevkii.
Located in Fethiye City Center, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marmaris Dolphinarium-Aquapark and Lycian Stone Sarcophagi. Fethiye Fish Market and Mosque are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Oludeniz resort is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Oludeniz Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Oludeniz National Park. Butterfly Valley and Kabak Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Fethiye City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fethiye Fish Market, Marmaris Dolphinarium-Aquapark, and Lycian Stone Sarcophagi. Mosque and Fethiye Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Dalaman, this spa hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Alexandria Train Station and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Girdev Camp. Mavi Dalis and Sarigerme Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Sarigerme, this beachfront hotel is on the riverwalk, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Sarigerme Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mavi Dalis and Alexandria Train Station. Iztuzu Beach and Sulungur Lake are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Fethiye City Center resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fethiye Fish Market, Lycian Stone Sarcophagi, and Marmaris Dolphinarium-Aquapark. Fethiye Castle and Mosque are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Gocek hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gocek Public Square, Gocek Marina, and Gocek Shopping Street. Gocek Camiyani Cami and Deadala Rock Tomb are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This Sarigerme resort is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Sarigerme Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mavi Dalis and Alexandria Train Station. Iztuzu Beach and Sulungur Lake are also within 12 mi (20 km).