Fethiye is a traditional market town, situated in a harbour and located in south west Turkey. The resort is a working town with a fishing port and marina and lies between pine forests and the Mediterranean Sea.
Who is Fethiye suitable for?
Although there are beaches within reachable distance of Fethiye, it is not considered to be a beach resort. Set back from the coast, Fethiye holidays more suited to those seeking a break based within a town.
The resort is also a favourite of sailing enthusiasts thanks to its impressive harbour and marina.
Sightseeing in Fethiye
Fethiye is rich in history and you'll find a wealth of interesting sites among the narrow, winding streets of the town's centre including numerous sarcophagi and the Fethiye tower. Another popular attraction is the rock tombs, carved into the cliffs by the Lycians in the 4th century BC.
In the Fethiye Museum visitors can learn more about the history of the local area through artifacts including ceramics, jewelry and statues. Many date back to the ancient Lycians when Fethiye was known as the settlement of Telmessos.
Butterfly Valley, a canyon of cliffs up to 350 metres high, is home to thousands of butterflies including the unique Jersey Tiger variety. Trekking and hiking routes are available here as well as easier walking options for the less adventurous.
Many visitors choose to explore the Turkish countryside by bike on their holiday to Fethiye. There are lots of tracks among the pine forests offering the chance to discover local farmlands and villages.
Eating out in Fethiye
Traditional Turkish cuisine is the most popular in Fethiye but there's also an array of other options. Indian, Chinese and other international restaurants can be found in the main town area behind the harbour. If you're wanting fresh seafood head to the harbour itself for lots of restaurants with great views of the ocean and plentiful fish.
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