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Travel Guide to Fethiye

Fethiye Ölüdeniz
  • Turkey
  • Muğla
  • 0000 km²
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  • Turkish
  • 00000 million
 
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General Information About Fethiye

Fethiye is a thriving and rapidly developing town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Popular with tourists it also benefits from having a solid commercial and agricultural infrastructure. Its classical name, Telmessos, translates as the Land of Light and for many it is an apt name, both metaphorically and literally. Fethiye has a wealth of ancient history, archaeological sites and outstanding geographical and natural features. Recent developments are ensuring that Fethiye is fast becoming a centre for quality and excellence. Fethiye and its surroundings are a natural paradise and with many beautiful bays, stunning beaches, scattered islands, a perfect climate and fertile soil, the scent of the pine forests and the backdrop of the Western Taurus Mountains it is an ideal place to live and work as well as an ideal year-round holiday destination.

Fethiye is less than an hour away (approx. 50 km) away from Dalaman International and networks of roads connect the coast and hinterland of Mugla province and Antalya, linking the Mediterranean with the Aegean Seas.

Transport

The best way to get around Fethiye and the surrounding area is to hire a car in Fethiye, but you can also use public transportation or walk along the streets. Beaches, attractions, shopping and entertainment facilities are located within walking distance of the roads. Below you may find advantages and disadvantages of most popular ways getting around in Fethiye and area nearby. Getting around Fethiye is also easy using the Dolmus (a small minivan). The Dolmus runs frequently and can is available on all key routes. Running every 5 mins, all you need to do is to wave and it will stop and let you get on. Prices are low varying from 2tl and 6tl per person. The Dolmus runs from 7 am to 12 pm and sometimes until 2 am in the high season.

As everywhere around the world you can use a taxi in Fethiye, but is a resort town, so keep in mind that the cost of a taxi is quite expensive (like in other resort towns of Turkey). In most cases 2 times more expensive than say in Istanbul. All taxis in Turkey are equipped with taximeters but after midnight we recommend to ask driver the cost before the trip as the cost may be higher in comparison to daytime.

The water taxi is a small boat for 20-30 person that goes from Calis to Fethiye and back to Calis every 30 minutes during the holiday season (from May to October). The one-way trip takes about 40 minutes. You can buy a ticket at the kiosks on the pier in Fethiye or near the bridge over a canal in Calis. We recommend taking a water taxi from Calis to Fethiye right before sunset to enjoy the amazing view of the sun going down to the sea.

Fethiye also has an intercity coach service which you can be picked up from the Otogar (main bus station) the coach service is modern, cheap and reliable and travels to all major towns/cities in Turkey directly with the need to change coaches. You can book your seat with the different coach company’s at the Otogar. Some buses even offer wireless internet and satellite TV. There is no railway service along western Mediterranean coast.

Nature and Beaches

The appeal of Fethiye is not in archaeological sites but in the scenery - people come here to visit one of the most charming and impressive parts of the coast where nature has surpassed itself. In the vicinity of Fethiye coast is very uneven, there are many coves and islands. The banks are mostly steep and rocky covered with dense forests, in Fethiye bays you can find charming sandy beaches surrounded by steep cliffs.

The main feature of Fethiye city is one of the biggest in Turkey sand and pebble beach that stretches for several kilometers and a chain of small secluded bays along it most of which are hidden from view and you can reach them by boat only. These places tend to tranquility and total privacy that appeal to many travelers coming here. Fethiye is one of the most beautiful resorts in Turkey. Due to the natural bay and a lovely beach Fethiye town is a great opportunity for a beach holiday. Immersed in the green the Fethiye peninsula stands exceptional environmental friendliness, excellent air and climate. You will always enjoy the hot weather of mountain Fethiye and warm sea.

Nature of Fethiye is amazing and beautiful - pine forests, plants such as laurel, myrtle, acacia grow here. There is oriental sweet gum tree (one of the rare plants) and a variety of flowers are growing in Fethiye area. The Butterfly Valley attracts by its incredible beauty and opulent vegetation, it is home for almost all kinds of butterflies.

The Fethiye Dead Sea (Oludeniz) is located in 16 km from Fethiye, it is indescribable miracle created by nature. This extraordinary in its beauty lagoon attracts scuba diving enthusiasts and is also one of the most popular destinations for paragliding. Thousands of people from all over the world come to Oludeniz in Fethiye for holidays to admire the quaint coastal bays and majestic mountains in flight.

There is the village of Dalyan in 70 km from Fethiye. The unique flora and fauna of this area are protected as natural reserve. There is unique sandy beach Iztuzu at the mouth of the Dalyan River where sea turtles Caretta-caretta and blue crabs live for many years.

Fethiye is crystal clear sea, rocky coves, sun, beaches, cliffs, mountain pine groves, the flavors of herbs and oriental spices.

Weather

Fethiye has an ideal Mediterranean climate with average summer temperatures reaching 30° C. The average winter temperature is around 12° C and the winter season frequently has substantial rainfall – which explains the verdant countryside and many rivers. Usually the sea temperature does not drop below 17° C even during the winter. Nearly all of the mountains and forests of Fethiye provide a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna much of which is protected and all of which is breathtakingly beautiful. Seasonal migration was once an age-old tradition in the Fethiye region and although not as prevalent as in days gone by some nomadic communities still choose to spend the summer months living in the cool, high valleys; only returning to the coast in the autumn.

Sport Fethiye

Sports Played in Fethiye

The most famous sport in the Fethiye; it’s, of course, paragliding in the Oludenız. Breathtaking panorama and stable weather conditions make launch site at Babadag Mountain the best in Europe for tandem Oludeniz paragliding.

About Sport in Fethiye

The most famous sport in the Fethiye; it’s, of course, paragliding in the Oludenız. Breathtaking panorama and stable weather conditions make launch site at Babadag Mountain the best in Europe for tandem Oludeniz paragliding. Enjoy amazing tandem Oludeniz paragliding flight with an experienced pilot. Fly along one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey – Oludenız. During the Fethiye paragliding, you will have enough time to enjoy bird’s-eye views of stunning famous Blue Lagoon and gently land on the Oludeniz beach. Absolutely no experience is required to fly in tandem with the pilot; all is under the control of the professional and experienced pilot. Fethiye also offers a variety of diving and water sports opportunities with regard to its crystal clear waters and rich underwater caves and fauna. Scuba diving is the most popular underwater activity. Local diving agencies provide courses and required scuba diving license Snorkeling is another diving activity and many sites are very suitable for snorkeling. Since 2010, an international multiday trail running ultramarathon, called Lycian Way Ultramarathon, is held on the historical Lycian Way. The event runs eastward on a route of around 220–240 km (140–150 mi) from Oludenız to Antalya in six days.

Popular GYM in Fethiye

Mekan İsmi 1
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 417 02 01
Mekan İsmi 2
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
 
Mekan ismi
Mekan Adresi Yazılacak. Tel. : +90 252 000 0000
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Fethiye Culture and History

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History

Modern Fethiye was known to the ancient world as Telmessos and used to be the most important city of the ancient Lycian civilization. Despite the lack of information about its founding, historians agree that the appearance of the city dates back to the 5th century BC. Lycian legend explains the origin of the name Telmessos as, the god Apollo who fell in love with a beautiful girl by the name of Agenor, the youngest daughter of the king of the Phoenix. He transformed into a little dog and he made his way to a shy and timid Princess and eventually won her love. After which, Apollo transformed back and then his son Telmessos was born, whose name translates as "the land of lights". Telmessos is located on the border between Lycia and Karya. The city has been widely known as a centre of prophecy and its predictors had a strong influence on the course of history. The fact that life in Telmessos was culturally rich in the Hellenistic and Roman periods is confirmed by survived monuments such as stone tombs, Lycian sarcophaguses, the Rhodes fortress and the Roman Theatre. In the year of 1424 the city became part of the Ottoman Empire and in the year of 1934 it got its present name, Fethiye in honor of Fethi Bey, who was the first Turkish combat pilot who died tragically in accident.

Historical City Center

The Lycians ruled over this stretch of Turkey's coast from 200 BC, and Fethiye stands on the site of the important Lycian city of Telmessos. There are plenty of monuments scattered throughout the city, but the most famous is the rock-cut Tomb of Amyntas in the south of Fethiye. On Kaya Caddesi, as you walk uphill towards the tomb, you can see Lycian sarcophagi along the way. There are more Lycian sarcophagi by the town hall in the city centre. These impressive rock tombs that stare down on the town were once filled with treasures and gold from ancient kings. The tomb of Amyntas is the highest and most prominent, dating from around 350 BC. What makes this tomb unique is the fact that is it very large inside and its façade resembles that of a classic temple. If you are up for a challenging walk, climb up for an unforgettable view of the bay. No visit to this Turkish city is complete without strolling around Paspatur, the old town of Fethiye. One of the most loved activities for an afternoon or an evening is to walk around this area, go shopping, grab a bite at the many international and Turkish restaurants, or find the most incredible souvenirs, ranging from antiques to Turkish textiles and carpets to gold and silver shops. As visitors wander the streets, they soak up the aroma of spice stands and Turkish delight shops or treat themselves to a traditional Turkish bath in the Haman Paspatur.
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Local tastes and cuisine

Turkey is rightly famed for its cuisine, which is rich and savory, not particularly spicy-hot, with abundant use of vegetables (which makes vegetarians happy.) Turkish cuisine is often regarded as one of the greatest in the world. Its culinary traditions have successfully survived over 1,300 years for several reasons, including its favorable location and Mediterranean climate. Contrary to common belief, Turkish cuisine is generally not spicy (though this varies throughout the seven regions). Seasonings and sauces, although frequently used, are simple and light and do not overpower the food's natural taste. National Turkish Drink is Ayran; this drink made from yogurt and makes fresh even in the hottest days. National alcoholic drink of Turkey is Raki. This drink made from anise and there is a special tradition how you have to drink it. The first in the special glass you are putting half of glass Raki, ice and then putting some water. It’s changing the color and become milky white. Next to the Raki mostly serve grilled fish, white cheese or goat cheese and greens with olives. From the local cuisine, we advise you to savor artichoke in olive oil (Zeytinyağlı enginar), sour bean (eksili fasulye), Okra/ Ladies’ Fingers with Olive Oil cracked (Zeytinyağlı bamya) etc. All of this dishes and lots others you will find in restaurants and even maybe in your hotel.
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Fethiye Nightlife

If you’re here for an enjoyable holiday Fethiye can more than satisfy with its range of evening fun! Fethiye’s discos, bars and live music will not disappoint holidaymakers, making this a lively, yet not over the top place for nightlife. What kind of nightlife is there in Fethiye? Remember that Fethiye is one of the towns on Turkey’s southern coast that has managed to retain much of its Turkish charm, so the streets aren’t filled with British pubs and nightclubs as they are in somewhere like Marmaris. This means you’ll get a slightly different experience when on holiday in Fethiye, and one which some might argue is a little more authentic! Bars in Fethiye Fethiye definitely has its share of bars so you can start your night on the town in one of the many bars that you’ll find scattered throughout the city. The main concentration is of course in the centre of Fethiye and because these are busier this area will tend to be noisier too. As the night goes on, the music gets cranked up and the dance floors start to fill. The bars morph into discos, and popular places include the Car Cemetery Bar, Deep Blue Bar and Ottoman Bar. If you’re looking for a quieter place to sip a drink and relax you should probably head out of the city centre. The hillside above the amphitheatre is a great place as you can get some excellent views from up here – perfect for a drink while watching the sun go down! Traditional Music in Fethiye If you’re craving a more traditional night out while on holiday in Fethiye look for some of the town’s bars that play traditional music. Whether this is piped out from a stereo or you’re lucky enough to get a live performance, traditional Turkish music mixes the sounds of numerous instruments to create songs that can range from those of the lively, foot-stomping variety, to those that are hauntingly eerie. Pegasus is one place where you can enjoy traditional music, as is Ezgi Bar. Nightclubs You don’t have to go without a visit to a nightclub while on holiday in Fethiye as the nearby town of Hisaronu has many other disco bars and it’s only a short trip by taxi or dolmus. Some holidaymakers would argue that Hisaronu is livelier than Fethiye, though it really depends on what you’re looking for on your night out!

Popular Bars & Restaurant in Fethiye

 

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palace name Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
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Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
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Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
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Famous Clubs in Fethiye

 

Palace Name1

Palace Adress, Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567
 
Mekan ismi
Mekanın Adresi buraya yazılacak Tel. : +90 000 123 4567

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