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FethiyeTurkey

This seaside town features the ruins of an ancient city dotted throughout its picturesque Old Town, a beautiful harbor and lush hiking trails.

Fethiye lies on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, on a protected bay on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. The city features relics from its rich history alongside a cosmopolitan seaside hub. See ancient Lycian sarcophagi dating back to 400 B.C., cave tombs and the ruins of a monastery. Swim at Fethiye’s beaches and discover secluded islands, coves and lagoons on a boat trip around the bay.

Explore downtown Fethiye to visit the Tuesday Farmer’s Market and purchase fresh regional produce, fabrics and carpets. Wander down Fethiye’s main road to the harbor to see an ancient Roman amphitheater. To the left, find Paspatur, the Old Town lined with cafés and restaurants. Pick a café and try Turkish pastries and hot coffee.

The ruins of Lycia’s most important city are dotted throughout Fethiye. Carved stone sarcophagi are all that remains of the ancient city, which finally tumbled during the earthquake of 1958. See these stone tombs in the governor’s garden on the main road and on the steps up to the cliffs on Fethiye’s south side.

Find the Lycian Tomb of Amyntas carved into the stone in the southern cliffs. Continue along a cobbled path through the forest to find Kayaköy, a ghost town 4.9 miles (8 kilometers) south. For more historic sights, drive to the 2,500-year-old Kadyanda Ancient City, 14.9 miles (24 kilometers) away.

Head to Calis Beach on the town’s northwest coast to enjoy a family-friendly beach and fantastic sunsets. Visit the breathtaking Saklikent Gorge on the Teke Peninsula, under a 1-hour drive away.

Embark on a charter cruise or gület (wooden sailboat) trip around the harbor. Sail by 12 islands and Ölüdeniz, Turkey’s Blue Lagoon.

Reach Fethiye on a cruise from Marmaris or Antalya or catch a catamaran from Rhodes, Greece. Coastal and mountain roads connect Fethiye to other major towns in the region. The nearest airport is in Dalaman, approximately a 1-hour drive away. Rent a car to get around with ease. Fethiye summers can be extremely hot, so it’s best to visit in spring or autumn to enjoy the region’s outdoor adventures.

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Rixos Premium Göcek Adult Only
Rixos Premium Göcek Adult Only
Göcek Mahallesi, Sahil Yolu Caddesi, Fethiye, Mugla
The price is £137 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Nestled on the beach, this Fethiye hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gocek Public Square and Gocek Marina. Deadala Rock Tomb and Alexandria Train Station are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (105 reviews)
Best choice in gocek

"Amazing hotel, wonderful service and kind stuff."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

Rixos Premium Göcek Adult Only
Symbola Ölüdeniz Beach Hotel
Symbola Ölüdeniz Beach Hotel
Kidrak Yolu, Belcekiz Mevkii, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Mugla
The price is £23 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Offering direct access to the beach, this Oludeniz City Center hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Ölüdeniz Nature Park and Oludeniz ...

4.2/5Excellent! (135 reviews)
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"Amazing stay, amazing hotel, amazing staff, especially Tilan and Denize! In our short stay, this place felt like home! Our every last need was attended to, and the staff was clearly enthusiastic, warm and genuine in their engagement with guests."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

Symbola Ölüdeniz Beach Hotel
Hillside Beach Club
Hillside Beach Club
5 out of 5
Belen Mah. Belen Cad. No:132 Kayaköy, Fethiye, Mugla
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Located in Fethiye, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Silent Beach, Fethiye Fish Market and Fethiye Castle. Kuleli ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
All was perfect

"We know this hotel for many years, that's the unbeatable holiday satisfaction in Turkey. Every dollar worth.."…"

Reviewed on 3 May 2016

Hillside Beach Club
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A very special  house on the edge of a cliff with breathtaking view of sea
A very special house on the edge of a cliff with breathtaking view of sea
Karagaç Koyu, Alinca Mahallesi ,, Fethiye, Mugla

Situated in Fethiye, this historic holiday home is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Kabak Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Paradise Beach. Babadağ is 11.2 mi (18.1 km) ...

A very special house on the edge of a cliff with breathtaking view of sea
Kordon Apartment
Kordon Apartment
Ataturk Cad. No 10, Fethiye
The price is £36 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in the heart of Fethiye, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Fethiye Fish Market and Fethiye Museum. Amyntas Rock Tombs and Fethiye ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)
Nice view.

"Furnitures are very modernly decorated. Very environmental. Location is quite good. It faces the pier, and is close to the restaurants and bar area. The downside is its noise from the singing from the bar at night. Overall not bad."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019

Kordon Apartment
Villa Palm
Villa Palm
64 Sokak No 23 Ovacik Caddesi, Ölüdeniz Mahallesi, Fethiye, Mugla

Situated near the beach, this villa is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Ölüdeniz Nature Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Oludeniz Beach and Kumburnu Plajı. Ölüdeniz Blue ...

Villa Palm
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27 Aug 2019

The coast around Fettiye is beautiful- unspoilt, warm waters and lovely views. We didn’t visit the town itself as we took a gulf cruise, which was amazing!!!

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