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Coordinate: 36º39’07.50’’K 29º07’26.38’’D Height: 4 m

Fethiye, located in the east of the bay bearing its name, is one of the famous holiday resorts of Turkey with being close to historical heritages of Lycia region, hosting alternative tourism types and its natural beauties. It’s a very good accommodation center to visit ancient cities such as Pinara, Xanthos and Patara nearby. Primarily, participating twelve daily boat trips will be very enjoyable, besides going to Ölüdeniz to enjoy the sea.

Ancient city of Telmessos that it was unknown by whom it was founded, was founded in Fethiye. Most important city ruins that just few survived till today are Lycia rock tombs and sarcophagus tomb. Rock tombs that became the symbol of Fethiye are from 4th century B.C. The most famous of it is magnificent tomb that resembles an Ionic temple, which’s inscription specifies as belongs to Amyntas, son of Hermepias.

Must-see places: Rock Tomb of Amyntas, Rock Village, Oludeniz 

Do Not Return Without Doing:

Shopping: Carpets and rugs of local community. There are various items from master hands. 

Trips: Gemiler Bay, Ölüdeniz and Valley of Butterflies are visited with boat trip going to Ölüdeniz. Xanthos is 55 km away from Fethiye. 

Entertainment: Paragliding in Babadağ, Ölüdeniz is one of the most exciting activities. The coast is also suitable for underwater diving. Bars in Fethiye and Ölüdeniz are also a different alternative for entertainment.

Image by Dilek Durgun