Best Things To Do in Fethiye
OludenizThis famous “Blue Lagoon” is a national nature reserve set within a secluded bay of beautiful turquoise and aquamarine colours, has an official Blue Flag beach that has been rated among the top 5 in the world. It is also one of the best places in the world to paraglide and offers visitors fantastic panoramic views. For further information click here
Saklikent GorgeA very popular tourist attraction taking visitors into the dramatic geological formation that sits in the Xanthos Valley and is famed for being the second largest gorge in Europe. It has a 150m pedestrian walkway within the canyon walls that leads on to the Gokcesu/Ulupinar Springs you can see bubbling up from the base of the towering cliffs. For further information click here
Tlos RuinsThis is one of the most ancient of the Lycian cities and where a bronze hatchet was found dating back to the 2nd millennium BC. The site includes a main necropolis, sarcophagi and a complex of rock cut house tombs, a Byzantine bas Ilica and a magnificent 2nd century BC theatre. There are also a few cafés and nearby some freshwater fish restaurants. For further information click here
Lycian Rock TombsFor lovers of history, antiquity and archaeology these rock tombs are absolutely fascinating giving insight to how people lived in ancient times. The highest and most significant of these tombs is the “Tomb of Amyntas” and well worth the many steps its takes to reach it.
Gemiler or Gemile Island
Calis BeachVisitor’s flock to this beach for its crystal clear deep blue water and it is one of the most popular resorts on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. There are many restaurants here serving Turkish and international fare and it’s a great place to come in the evening to watch the stunning sunsets. For further information click here
Boat TripsVisitors are spoilt for choice and can choose from a 12 Island Boat Trip, or take a large boat carrying lots of people and playing loud music, or hire a quieter private boat tour, or take the Sunday Market boat trip to Gocek . They all visit different coves and bays have stops for swimming and are great value for money as almost all of them include lunch in the ticket price. For further information click here
KayakoySet inside beautiful countryside this ghost town once housed a large Greek population and was abandoned in 1923 when Turkey became a republic and underwent a population exchange with the Greek government. What remains today are 100s of partially ruined roofless, windowless houses that give visitors a very real atmosphere of how it once was. For further information click here
Pinara Archaic CityPinara was one of the principal cities of Lycia and existed as far back as the 5th century BC. Sitting in an untouched mountain setting it offers fantastic views of the Xanthos Valley and visitors are rewarded with sights such as the rock tombs, sarcophagus graves, city walls, baths, theatre, agora and an Odeon. For further information click here
Fethiye MuseumThis contemporary museum consists of two halls, Archaeology & Ethnography, housing artefacts taken mostly from Fethiye or nearby that range from 3,000 BC to the end of the Byzantine era. The most significant item is a ‘stela’ that helped to decode and translate the Likian language and has text written in three different languages. Outside there are large stone blocked opuses, sarcophagus graves and the “Izraza Monument” which is a part of the Lichean culture. For further information click here
Skywalkers ParaglidingThis is not for the faint hearted but hugely recommended
Selale Yaka ParkThis lovely park has a an old watermill and stream and the restaurant next to it has fish in its centre where you can touch and stroke the them and then select the one you want to eat for dinner! It is a great place to come to get away from the intense summer heat as the water is refreshingly freezing cold.
Kabak CoveThis is the place to come to get away from the noisy crowds of Fethiye and to a lovely beach with turquoise blue water that is nestled at the bottom of a valley. The huge cliffs rise up into the clear blue sky and are covered in lush pine forests. Visitors are guaranteed to relax and soak up the wonderful peaceful atmosphere found in a fantastic landscape.
Sovalye IslandTake a water taxi over to this peaceful and tranquil island where you will find a sheltered beach with areas for swimming, toilet facilities, sun loungers, and a restaurant serving food all day. There are no motor vehicles on the island and it’s the perfect place to relax and read, watch the gulet boats drop anchor and fishermen trawl their nets.
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