HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION OF FETHİYE
Throughout the history, Fethiye which is located in the Mugla province borders, has become popular settlement for many civilizations.Fethiye is one of the holiday resorts of Turkey like Bodrum, Datca, Dalyan and Marmaris.Its history dates back to B.C fifth century.Fethiye has known by the name of Telmessos in ancient times. Although Telmessos maintained its existence as an independent city from Lycian civilization in a great period, it has also remained under the sovereignty of many states ( Persians, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire)There are many cultural and historical artifacts besides the geographical and natural beauties since it carries traces from many civilizations in the history of Fethiye. Within the borders of Fethiye, there are many monuments belonging to the Persians and the Roman Empire, the Lycians and the Carians. it has many places to visit in the holiday regions of Turkey with its magnificent natural beauties. Since Mediterranean climate prevails in the Fethiye region, the temperature of the sea water never decreases below 16 degrees. Turkey’s favourite tourist city will be a great choice for your vacation with its natural beauty, which is surrounded by pine trees every side, world-famous beaches, historical places, large and small bays on the coast where the Aegean and the Mediterranean meet.We have compiled the most beautiful holiday resorts of Fethiye for your list of places to visit.
Traveling Places in Fethiye Turkey
Blue Lagoon: Oludeniz, which is connected to the town of Fethiye and 13 km from the town, is the most popular sea of our country. It’s an important seashore town with its Belcekiz turquoise waters and fine sand grains, which are mentioned in the legends.The Blue Lagoon is waiting for visitors with its still magnificient view. Fethiye Oludeniz chosen as the best beach in the world in 2006 is one of the blue flagged seas of our country.Kidrak Beach is located on the left of Belcekiz Beach. Kıdrak natural park which is put under protection is preferred mostly by conservative families. You can find chance to try the important tastes of Turkish and world cuisine in the restaurants of the Oludeniz. It is pleasant to watch paragliding at sunset while you are sipping your drink at a coffee bar. If you are a nature lover, you can go for a walk on the old Lycian way just above the Blue Lagoon and watch the magical scenery and the world famous islands panoramic. Also the Fethiye nightlife is pretty lively as it consists of many bars and clubs.The visitors prefer Hisaronu where they can find the largest entertainment centres of the region.The Oludeniz ,which is very beautiful both in day and night time ,welcomes hundred of thousands visitors every year. You can reach the panoramic 3D virtual image of the Oludeniz here and it must be at the top of your list of places to visit.
Calis: Calis is 5 minute drive to center of Fethiye and it is the most important seaside city after Oludeniz. With 3 km of sandy beaches, Calis Beach is an ideal holiday destination for many water sports fans.It is also a good centre for surfing fans.There are many restaurants and cafés along the coast in Calis where you can enjoy watching the sunset.You can have a chance to try different tastes in these restaurants and cafes.It will be a right option for your list of places to visit.
Kayakoy: It is one of the most important settlement places of Fethiye region and has a history of approximately 5 thousand years. It is known as the village of Peace and Friendship and Its ancient name is Levissi. In these houses there is St.Nicolas, which is now serving as a Levissi Restaurant. Here you can find the 3D panoramic virtual tour of Kayakoy region which is one of the historic and touristic places of Fethiye.
Saklikent Canyon: It is in the borders of Antalya - Mugla and it is a unique natural wonder hiding within a 18 km long magnificent canyon of which height reaches to 600 meter in some places.We advise you to see this canyon which has clearly flowing spring waters.Here you can find the 3D panoramic virtual tour of it.
Gemile Island: The island is important due to having been one of the first centres where Christianity began to spread.It is also known as the island of St.Nicolas. Beside its historical fabric, you may have a chance to cool off in its clear sea.
Tlos Ancient City: It is known that Tlos is the oldest city of the region and it dates back to the time before 2000 B.C. The graveyard on the natural rocks of the city acropolis was filled with most elaborate house-type tombs Of Lycia. The visitors who love history prefer seeing this city Here you can find the 3D panoramic virtual tour of it.
Letoon Temple: Situated 50 km far from Fethiye, it was the religious centre of the Lycia Federation. Letoon is often visited by the fans of history and it is also very close to the world famous Patara beach. Letoon is one of the places in our country like Cappadocia, Mount Nemrut, Troy Ancient City, Village of Cumalikizik, Hattusa Ancient City, Pamukkale, Ancient City of Bergama and Ephesus Ancient City which are on the world cultural heritage list by UNESCO.
Yakapark: With its magnificient nature and icy water ,it is one of the most beautiful places in Fethiye or Kalkan.Yakapark is surrounded by very green vegetation.and you must have a breakfast here and taste the jam of Yakapark.It will be a nice trip for you with its magnificent nature.
Gocek:Having world famous bays and islands ,it is the most favourite place for private yacht and boat for blue voyage. Tourism is lively around the marina in this region where yachting is very developed.It is also one of the most popular places for villa tourism.
The Activities in Fethiye Turkey
Paragliding: Each year tens of thousands visitors especially adrenalin junkies prefer paragliding from 1900 meter in Babadag. There are 4 departure tracks and it is one of the most important paragliding centres.If you aren’t afraid of heights you should try it before dying.
Diving: It is an activity that offers both diving education and photography for those who wish to explore the mysterious sea bottom with rich flora and fauna. You can do it in each season.The islands and the bays of Fethiye, Gocek and Oludeniz are favourite places for diving fans.
Boat Tours: You may have a chance to visit Butterfly Valley, Knights Island, Island of St.Nicholas, Red Island and Cleopatra Bath with daily tours.The boat tours are organized in two parts. The tour of 12 islands starts from Fethiye harbour while the other moves from the beach of Blue Lagoon.
Horse Riding: Riding is a sport which has recently drawn great interest in Fethiye.It starts from Hisaronu and Ovacik. Accompanied by the smell of pine trees, it will be a different activity for nature lovers from the Mounts of Toros to the Mediterranean.
Trekking: People who participate in walking tours organized by travel agencies in alternative tourism activities may have a chance to see the different animal and plant communities, know the culture of countryside and get away from the stressful environment of modern life.
Jeep Safari: It is an amusing daily activity coordinated by the professional team of tour agents. You may have a chance to see Saklikent, Tlos, Yakapark and Patara within the same day.In this amusing activity you will travel 200 km averagely and you can do water fights during the trip.
Road transport: You can reach to the fethiye region from all of our cities with three roads connected with Antalya, Mugla and Burdur.There are also bus services from metropolises such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Antalya.
Air transport: Fethiye is only 55 km away from Dalaman Airport which is one of the biggest airports of the world.You can get information from Arsis Vip Transport for your transfer requests to Fethiye Dalaman Airport.
Sea transport: Alternative sea transportation in Fethiye port which has a natural structure will be a nice option.
It consists of three parts as Fethiye, Calis and the Oludeniz in terms of accommodation and settlement.The most modern hotels and the ones that are more expensive than others are hotels and holiday villages in the Oludeniz.The cheapest ones in the Oludeniz hotels are mostly in Ovacik and Hisaronu.Also Ovacik Villa Rentals and Hisaronu Cottage Aparts provide a great contribution to sector of accommodation in Fethiye.Our domestic and foreign visitors, who want to be close to sea, prefer the region of Calis. You can find budget - friendly accommodation centres in the region of Calis.The hotels and hostels in Calis mainly appeal to the budget of middle class.You can find motels, hotels, hostels and holiday villages that are affordable for every one. As Dream of Holiday Firm, we provide services such as villa , summer cottage and apartments for rent.You can view the Oludeniz Villa Rent, Calis Cottage Rent and Fethiye Apart Rent from our system.