Fethiye Turkey

2012-06-18

Known as Telmessos (or ‘land of the lights’) in ancient times, Fethiye, Turkey was the favourite place of Lycians, Carians, and even the Romans, and now the favourite place of tourists from all over the world… Fethiye Turkey is a unique holiday destination with beautiful bays, turquoise seas, islands and pine forests.

Located in the Gulf of Fethiye in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Fethiye is a touristic town in the province of Mugla. Charming bays, natural beauties, archaeological sites of the ancient Lycian civilization, Anatolian Turkish culture, wonderful climate and fertile lands make Fethiye one of the major tourist centers in Turkey. Fethiye is home to Oludeniz (known as ‘Blue Lagoon’ or Dead Sea; because of its calm waters), one of the most famous and most beautiful wonders of the word.

Fethiye is packed with many holiday activities such as sailing, tennis, swimming, mini golf, horseback riding, scuba diving, hiking, jeep safari, rafting, canoeing, surfing and paragliding. Those who want a relaxing holiday can take a mud bath, sunbathe by the sea on a shore or boat, watch sea turtles and participate in one of the numerous boat tours.

Other places to visit and thing to do in Fethiye include the architectural structure of Karakoy, nature wonder of Saklikent (or Hidden City), the ancient city of Tlos, colourful nightlife of Hisaronu, undiscovered beach of Patara, St. Nicolas Church, the Butterfly Valley (in Turkish: Kelebekler Vadisi), one of the most beautiful places to see and explore in life, boat tours of 12 island of Fethiye, and Public Tuesday market.

Temperature of sea water in Fethiye does not fall below 15 degrees, even in the winter months, and this provides an opportunity to swim and dive during the winter months. Diving schools and diving clubs are very developed in the region. Dalaman and Esen River rafting and canoeing facilities are offered by local travel agents in Fethiye.

The closest airport to Fethiye is Dalaman. Fethiye hotels and holiday accommodation are many to choose. From luxury to small boutique hotels for every budget are on the offer.

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