The beautiful and historical town of Fethiye is located in an exceptionally attractive setting and is perfect for a holiday on Turkey's Mediterranean coast.
The town overlooks Fethiye Bay from the hillside of Mount Mendos. The bay is dotted with twelve small islands that can be explored by boat trip from the enchanting Fethiye Marina. The excursions are easily booked and have stops for sunbathing and swimming. Souvenir shops can be found all through the cobbled streets of old Fethiye town and the harbour area is packed with excellent restaurants. The nightlife in Fethiye revolves around its numerous bars and restaurants, which provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
The thriving town has a long and remarkable history with a fort built by the medieval Knights of Rhodes and the far older rock tombs carved into nearby cliffs by the Lycians, some dating back as far as the 4th century BC. Fethiye's closest airport is Dalaman (70km), with transfers taking a little over 1 hour.
Fethiye is the perfect choice for family holidays with small children and beach lovers, with more than three kilometres of natural beaches and Sovalye Island. Across the bay, Calis Beach has a variety of waterfront restaurants and bars and water sports, including windsurfing and kite-surfing. The beach is just a short dolmus (minibus) trip or lift across the bay by water taxi. While in Fethiye, it's worth dropping in to Olu Deniz to visit the famous Blue Lagoon, just 12 km away. Olu Deniz also has one of the most sandy beautiful beaches on the turquoise coast.