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FethiyeTurkey

This seaside town features the ruins of an ancient city dotted throughout its picturesque Old Town, a beautiful harbor and lush hiking trails.

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.

Where to stay in Fethiye

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Oludeniz City Center

4/5Very Good!(22 area reviews)

Oludeniz City Center is popular for its beaches, and you can check out Oludeniz Beach, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

Oludeniz City Center

Top Hotels in Fethiye

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Liberty Hotels Lykia - All Inclusive
Liberty Hotels Lykia - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Faralya Mah. Kidrak Sokak 6, Oludeniz, Fethiye

Nestled on the beach, this Fethiye property is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Kıdrak Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Oludeniz Beach. Kabak Beach and Valley of the Butterflies ...

4.2/5Very Good! (40 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, good food, excellent amenities"…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Liberty Hotels Lykia - All Inclusive
Akdeniz Beach Hotel
Akdeniz Beach Hotel
Belcegiz Mevkii Oludeniz Cad. No:5310, Oludeniz, Fethiye
The price is $18 per night

Located in Oludeniz City Center, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Oludeniz Beach, Kıdrak Beach, and Ölüdeniz Nature Park. Valley of the Butterflies and Fethiye ...

3.8/5Good! (19 reviews)

"Great place! Great people! Great location! Will come back!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Akdeniz Beach Hotel
Jade Residence
Jade Residence
Belcekiz Mevkii 224 Sok No 3 Oludeniz, Fethiye, Mugla

Located in Oludeniz City Center, this beach hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Oludeniz Beach, Kıdrak Beach, and Ölüdeniz Nature Park. Valley of the Butterflies ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Olundinez trip jade hotel experience

"This hotel was so well suited for our needs. They are right on the beach and near the restaurants. The staff are friendly beds comfy and clean. We will be back"…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

Jade Residence

Popular places to visit in Fethiye

Fethiye Museum
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Fethiye Museum

4.5/5(21 reviews)

You can study the exhibits at Fethiye Museum, a museum with a storied past, during your trip to Fethiye City Center. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Kabak Beach
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Kabak Beach

4.5/5(4 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Kabak Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Kabak Valley. You can enjoy the restaurants while in the area.

Amyntas Rock Tombs
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Amyntas Rock Tombs

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Fethiye City Center with a stop at Amyntas Rock Tombs. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Top things to do in Fethiye

Saklikent Canyon & Tlos
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Saklikent Canyon & Tlos

$35
Per adult
Paragliding over the Blue Lagoon
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Paragliding over the Blue Lagoon

$132
Per adult
Tandem Paragliding Over The Blue Lagoon in Fethiye
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Tandem Paragliding Over The Blue Lagoon in Fethiye

$209
Per adult
Day Trip to Dalyan - Natural Mud Baths & River Cruise
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Day Trip to Dalyan - Natural Mud Baths & River Cruise

$35
Per adult
Paragliding over the Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz
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Paragliding over the Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz

$324
Per adult
Full Day Jeep Safari from Fethiye
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Full Day Jeep Safari from Fethiye

$27
Per adult

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