Fethiye, the most popular tourist centre of our country, is one of the ideal destinations for spending summer holidays with its historical sights, nature to explore, and its Blue Flag beaches. Fethiye, which provides a variety of options for accommodation from cosy guesthouses to all inclusive resorts, from ultra luxurious private villas to seaside camps, offers an extensive holiday opportunity for those travelling alone, with family, or with friends.
Where is Fethiye: How to Go to Fethiye?
Fethiye, which is located to the west of the Mediterranean region, is one of the most touristic counties of Muğla. Fethiye, which is located approximately 130 m from the Muğla city centre, neighbours Antalya, Denizli and Burdur. There are many options for travelling to there. Those who wish to go by air may use the Dalaman Airline. The Fethiye marinas also serve personal yachts and boats. So it’s possible to reach it by sea by joining boat cruises from neighbouring regions. Those who would like to go by road can reach the county by the D400 road.
Into the Blue: Places to See in Fethiye
Places to see in Fethiye vary from natural wonders to ancient settlements.
Ölüdeniz: Ölüdeniz, the most popular town in Fethiye, provides an opportunity to swim in silk smooth waters even on windy days thanks to its lagoon structure. Ölüdeniz, which in the Lycian times was called “the land of light and sun,” was named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in 2006 in addition to the many awards it’s received from world travel platforms. Ölüdeniz is one of the must see places in Fethiye with its peaceful vistas. The pleasure of watching the paragliders in the sky while lying down and sunbathing is priceless.
Butterfly Valley: Nature lovers have a shrine in Fethiye: Butterfly Valley. Butterfly Valley, which is located underneath Babadağ, one of the 100 mountains placed under protection by the World Heritage Fund due to its rich flora, is a paradise hidden inside the Faralya village of Fethiye. Butterfly Valley, which is a first degree protected site, will be good to those seeking the peace of nature. Those who wish to spend a few days here can research Butterfly Valley camping sites.
Ancient City of Tlos: There are many ancient sites to see in Fethiye, one of the most popular of which is Tlos. Tlos, which you can visit during the Saklıkent tour, gives the opportunity to discover many Lycian ruins and king tombs. There is also a restaurant nearby which has a policy of offering drinks on the house to anyone who can withstand the icy waters of the waterfall inside the venue.
Saklıkent National Park: The nature of Fethiye is ideal for unwinding after a stressful year. For instance the Saklıkent National Park is a great choice for a daily trip. Saklıkent National Park, which is one of the most special places in the Mediterranean, also known as the Saklıkent Canyon, is a wonder of nature where you can massage your feet in the cool waters of the stream while rejuvenating your lungs in the clean air of the lush environment.
“Must Do”s in Fethiye
There are many activities you can do on a Fethiye holiday. Jeep safaris, discovering hidden bays, dancing away in clubs or camping in nature. However you plan your journey, don’t go back without doing these in Fethiye!
Extreme sports: Bungee jumping, paragliding, scuba diving, rafting, safari. All the extreme sports and unusual activities you can think of, you can do in Fethiye. If you ask us, don’t finish your holiday without doing at least 2 of them!
12 islands tour: Around Fethiye, there are many deserted islands large and small with perfect beaches. At the 12 islands tour you can discover all these islands.
Ancient cities tour: The ancient ruins in Fethiye are a must see. The ancient cities of Pınara, Letoon, Telmessos, Sidyma and Araxa take one on a cultural journey in time.