Fethiye is a tourist town with an international atmosphere. It has an excellent marina and good night life. The town also serves as an excellent base for touring the inland country-side, and is probably the only city in the world where you’ll find sarcophagus in the streets. These pre-Roman Lycian relics are especially spectacular when floodlit at night.
Places to Visit:
Lycian Amintas Rock Tombs: The 2400-year-old Lycian Amintas Rock Tombs — located in the cliff in the back of the town center. These massive rock cut tombs are very worth seeing as they are literally the symbol of the town offering superb views of the archipelago.
The Kadyanda Ancient City: This 2500-year-old ancient city opened its doors to visitors 10 years ago. The city is situated 24km away from Fethiye, and has a Hellenistic theatre, Roman baths, agora, temple and cave tombs.
Fethiye Amphitheatre, A coastal amphitheatre dating back to Hellenistic times – as far back as Alexander the Great – free to visit.
Dead Sea (Oludeniz): Ölüdeniz is a town near Fethiye in Turkey, famous for its ‘Blue Lagoon’. Oludeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean needed. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. The seawater of Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, while its beach is an official Blue Flag beach, frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike.
Kayaköy: Kayakoy is a “ghost town” near Fethiye in Lycia, Turkey. The ghost town, preserved as a museum village, consists of hundreds of rundown but still mostly standing Greek-style houses and churches which cover a small mountainside and serve as a stopping place for tourists visiting Fethiye and nearby Ölüdeniz.
Faralya: About 15 km south of Ölüdeniz (and 30 km south of Fethiye), Faralya was known simply as the “village on the cliffs of the Butterfly Valley” until recently, when travellers start to take a deeper look to the village. The village itself is quite a pleasant sight to see, with its houses and gardens cascading towards the cliffs of the Valley.
Kabak: Kabak is a small village in Lycia, Turkey. It is the perfect place to escape the package tourist groups, and a great place on the Turkish Mediterranean to have a truly laid-back experience.
Activities in Fethiye: