Stunningly situated on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, fringed by the Taurus Mountains, Fethiye is a charming coastal port with a breathtaking outer bay strewn with islands. This lively resort town is an ideal base from which to enjoy the wonderful surrounding beaches and coastline and to soak up some of that glorious Turkish sunshine. Fethiye boasts an impressive range of charming cafes, bars and restaurants as well as a number of high end and boutique shops. Strolling through the quaint streets here is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun.Read More
Fethiye is located in the ancient city of Telmessos and the ruins of the Hellenistic theatre can be found near the main quay, a worthy trip for any history buff. On the hill behind Fethiye is the ancient castle, standing on the place where the city was first founded. The remaining walls date back to the eleventh century. Rebuilt during the fifteenth century by the Knights of Rhodes, the castle was used as a naval base. The views from the top are stunning, especially at sunset. Throughout Fethiye, you can come across Lycian remains and there is a Roman Theatre near to the town centre.
Fethiye is a main starting point for boat cruises to some of the offshore islands and you can opt to go diving for the day, explore the Lycian ruins dotted about the coast or just maroon yourself at a beach or bar. Diving has always been a popular activity in this region thanks to the beautiful and diverse range of marine life that dwell within Fethiye's surrounding waters. Fethiye is also one of the ports from which gulet cruises depart.
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Fethiye. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Fethiye on a bespoke touring itinerary to Turkey, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.