Fethiye

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Fethiye featuring markets and food

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.

Where to stay in Fethiye

Jiva Beach Resort - All Inclusive
Jiva Beach Resort - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Calis Plaji 1104 Sokak No: 14, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
The price is £109 per night from 4 Jun to 5 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Fethiye. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (301 reviews)
"We came here as a family to stopover in our trip from Marmaris to Antalya and wanting to see Fethiye too. The resort is small and cosy. It was crowded with guests. The reception was ok, but you can tell they are overworked. Thanks to the great bellboy Hakan who helped us with luggage and was nice ..."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Jiva Beach Resort - All Inclusive
Tui Blue Sensatori Barut Fethiye - All Inclusive
Tui Blue Sensatori Barut Fethiye - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Kargi Köyü, Dutdibi Mevkii, Manolya Sok. No: 4/1, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the WiFi in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (64 reviews)
"I cannot fault this hotel at all. You feel very well looked after - the staff go out of your way to help and the adult only area is a god sent if you want some peace and quiet. The rooms are fantastic- we had a pool access room as a treat. The food quality and variety was great from the buffet and ..."

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2021

Tui Blue Sensatori Barut Fethiye - All Inclusive
Liberty Fabay - All Inclusive
Liberty Fabay - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Kargi Mahallesi 202 Manolya Sokak No:4/2, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Fethiye. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Calis Beach and Katranci Beach are located ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
"This is the second time we have stayed at this property, best all inclusive hotel we have stayed at in Turkey, the staff are so customer focus so friendly the food the drinks all outstanding, and the hotel is just superb 5 stars for everything, you wont want to leave"

Reviewed on 1 May 2022

Liberty Fabay - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Daphne Residence
Daphne Residence
1104 Sok.No:10, Çalis, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
The price is £37 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
3.5/5 Good! (34 reviews)
Excellent!, beautiful, Highly recommend
"First time here, the 1bdrm apt was beautiful and clean with steps to the beach! Has a kitchen and living room! Can sleep 4. Check in was great, even got free u/g to sea view! I loved this place and and staff, will def come back!!"

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Daphne Residence
S3 King Residence
S3 King Residence
Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Dispanser Sokak No:15, Kapi:1, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
The price is £53 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this apartment in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Calis Beach and Fethiye Museum are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (35 reviews)
"Hotel is perfectly situated. Hotel is very clean and staff very nice."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2021

S3 King Residence
Larimar Suite Hotel
Larimar Suite Hotel
Oludeniz Bld. Ovacik Mah., Kirancagil Mevki No 34 Oludeniz Fethiye, Fethiye, 48300
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (25 reviews)
"Basic clean apartment ..very nice area in the mountain ..i think the tv and the fridge was too small.."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2019

Larimar Suite Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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