Information about Fethiye and surrounding area
Fethiye is one of the most popular Touristic city of Turkey and also the world with exotic nature and culture. The old Greek name of the city is “Megri” which means “far far away” and also Ancient Lycian name is “Telmessos”. Fethiye takes place in the southwest corner of Turkey on mediterranean coast. On east side of Fethiye , Antalya , on northwest side Bodrum,Marmaris,Muğla,Dalaman,Dalyan and Göcek, on north side Denizli(Pamukkale),Burdur and on South side Mediterranean Sea and Rhodes İsland take place. Those neighbors are also famous with historical,cultural,naturel and touristic places which you can visit by daily journey or trips from Fethiye. The nearest airport to Fethiye is only 60 km. away in Dalaman. The population of Fethiye on 2015 is 140.600. It is the largest district of Muğla. The city has a various hotels,restaurants and markets to visit. The most important and efficient shops takes place in the old centre where the old Turkish Bath is. This centre is very close to the harbour and yatch marina. You can find traditional gifts , foods and the original life of Fethiye in there. Fish market and the fruit market are well known places to buy anything fresh. The history of the city is very old. Starting from an ancient time Lycians ,Persians,Romans,Byzantines and Ottomans lived on this land by turn.For this reason in Fethiye it is very easy to find the ruins and remains of those empires. This makes Fethiye significant to learn about those folks. The most widely-known ancient cities which takes place on Fethiye enviroment are Telmessos,Caunos,Cadianda,Tloss,Pınara,Letoon,Sidyma and Xanthos. Also Fethiye museum is serving to public with all rich creations.
Furthermore Fethiye has a scenic beauties such as Ölüdeniz(Bluelagoon), Çalış Beach, Butterfly Valley and Kabak. Fethiye city takes place in it’s own bay which is a naturel port for yatchmen and cruise ships.And also in Fethiye bay there are lots of heavenly small bays which you can visit by daily boat trips.The climate in Fethiye is classic mediterranean , warm and rainy in winter , hot and dry in summer. It is the place where sun, sea, sand and breeze meets together. Because the conditions are available there are so many social and sportive holiday events in Fethiye.
The most populars are Lycian Way trekking, paragliding on Babadağ mountain,horse riding,jp safaries,diving,yatching,surfing,kiting,rafting,quad biking etc.
Fethiye is a peaceful city of Turkey with its beaches, ancient cities, ruins, forests, mountains , seas, exotic bays, marinas, naturel parks, sportive events, historical and culturel places. If you want to enjoy your holiday and livin up your life you must visit Fethiye.