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Dentist Fethiye

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Kadyanda or Cadianda Open Air

Museums

Sat Beach Club

Beach Clubs

Cubana Cocktail Bar

Bars - Pubs

Letoon Open Air Museum

Museums

The Turquoise Coast

The Turquoise Coast
On Turkey’s most southern western shore, the Turquoise Coast, or Turkish Riviera, is 1600 km long and is known for some of the best sandy beaches in Turkey, such as Oludeniz. The beautiful scenery of the Toros ( Taurus ) Mountain Range forms a spectacular background along most of its coast.  

Until the 1970s many of the seaside communities were only accessible by boat and some of the most beautiful islands and bays are still unreachable by motor vehicles.  The Highway 400 road goes from Marmaris to Antalya and links all the important sights along its way.   Dalaman International Airport best serves the area and has many regular international flights during the summer season and domestic flights via Istanbul.

Holiday Resorts in the Turquoise Coast

Dalyan

To the far west of the coast is Dalyan, famous for its sandy beach and breeding place of loggerhead turtles, Dalyan has its own resort and houses the site of the Kaunos ruins.

Fethiye

To the east are the spectacular Oenoanda , Pinara , Tlos and Sidyama mountain sites and Fethiye , the largest town and most centralised resort on this coast, with Oludeniz lagoon and beach close by, and giving easy access to the best of the area’s impressive Lycian ruins.

Around Patara

Further southeast is Patara , said to be the birth place of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus), and has one of Turkey’s longest (18km) and best sandy beaches, and close by the cultural sanctuary of Letoon and Xanthos . Also on the eastside are the much smaller resorts of  Kalkan and  Kas with  Finike .

Elmali

The next major town, offering a good starting point for the steep inland route to the sites of Limyra and Arykanda to reach Elmali on its 2500m high plateau.  Elmalı at one time or another was controlled by Ancient Romans, Byzantines, and Seljuk Turks and in the first week of every September holds an oil wrestling tournament.  
Olympos
Further on from Finike, you pass through the breathtaking scenery and dense forest slopes of Tahtali Mountain National Park and the ancient sites of Olympos . Here you will find other good beaches at Adrasan and Çıralı and the ancient city of Phaselis set up by the Rhodians in 700 BC Lycia (Likya in Turkish) lies south of Antalya and Koycegiz Lake.  

Bey Mountain

The Bey Mountain and Akdag peaks, exceeding 3000m in altitude, form the heart of the region whilst isolating it from the rest of Anatolia.  The Lycians, thought to be the indigenous people, were sheltered and secure in this mountain location and hold a distinct place in the history of Anatolia.  They were fiercely independent, having their own language and customs, and on two occasions the citizens of Xanthos torched their own city and burnt themselves alive rather than be taken over by outsiders.  

Ancient Lycia 

Today Lycia is a very important part of the Turquoise Coast , not only for its interest in leisure and sport but for its antiquities and relics dating back as far as the Bronze Age. The ruins of ancient Lycia are spread out everywhere and because of this, and the location, much of the original building material remains here, as compared to other regions.
 

Fethiye Photos

The Letoon Ruins

Calis Beach Area

Tasyaka Fethiye

12 Islands Fethiye

Butterfly Valley Fethiye

Ece Saray Yacht Marina Fethiye

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Turkish Food Recipes

Turkish Kidney Bean Soup - Soup

Celeriac Soup - Soup

Pilav Rice with Vermicelli - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Pogaca with Aubergine Filling - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Turkish Ricotta Fritters - Other Desserts

Dessert

Tavuk Gogsu Puding with Kadayif - Dairy Desserts

Dessert

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