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
If you are planning a Fethiye holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Ece Saray Marina & Resort Fethiye
Ece Saray Marina is a beautiful hotel with stylish rooms and an impressive array of facilities. Each room is equipped with a range of modern amenities and offers a spectacular level of comfort. The restaurant serves tantalising dishes from both Turkey and abroad while the spa provides guests with a variety of rejuvenating treatments. The hotel has fantastic views of the harbour and surrounding landscape and is situated on the edge of Fethiye bay, close to numerous restaurants and shops.
Hotel Ata Park Fethiye
Set with a beautiful green backdrop, the Hotel Ata Park is a comfortable hotel with well equipped rooms and a gorgeous outdoor pool. The rooms boast hard wooden flooring, some quirky furnishings and balconies with fantastic views across the bay. Tempt your palate with delicious local seafood at the in house Bahriyeli Fish House or quaff some beautiful local wines at the Wine House. Both come highly recommended. The hotel is located right on the bay overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Fethiye Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Fethiye.