Fethiye is a city and district of Muğla Province in the Aegean region of Turkey
. It is 135 kilometres (84 miles) southwest of Marmaris
, and has an outstanding and busy marina. Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city; look out for the ruins of the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay.
Accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals and apartment rentals are widely available, some with superb sea views and all with friendly local hosts.
Fethiye is one of the most popular resorts along the Turkish coast. It's set on a wide bay, strewn with many islands.
Fethiye (Telmessos) rests on a broad Mediterranean bay boasting some of Turkey's best beaches and yachting. Plenty of accommodations, vacation rentals and apartment rentals provide a place to stay, and Dalaman Airport
makes access fairly easy. From mid-June through August there is direct ferry service between Fethiye and the island of Rhodes, Greece.
The wide swath of Çalis Beach, several kilometers long, is only 5 km (3 miles) northeast of Fethiye. Ölüdeniz, perhaps Turkey's most beautifully-situated beach, is 8.5 km (5.3 miles) south of Fethiye, over the hills.
Both beaches have their own accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental and apartment rental options and selections of restaurants.
Fethiye is the starting point of the Lycian Way, a 500-km (311-mile) footpath through the rugged mountains of the Tekke Peninsula to Antalya.
Not far from Ölüdeniz along the Lycian Way is Tohum Eco-Center with eco-friendly lodging on offer for visitors wanting to spend the night.
The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians.
Ölüdeniz is situated only 8.5 km (5.3 miles) south of Fethiye over the mountains. Paragliders leap from nearby mountaintops, soaring and floating above the beach and the sea, finally landing right on the beach. The fertile alluvial plain behind the beach is now filled with small accommodation, vacation rental and apartment rental choices and any further expansion has been relegated to the nearby hilltop towns of Ovacık and Hisarönü.
Explore the blue lagoon (Oludeniz) where the calm crystal water is ideal for swimming and other water sports.
Blue lagoon is located near the famous Belcekiz Beach and protected as one of the natural park of Turkey.
The Valley of the Butterflies is one of the most beautiful bays of Fethiye and is located at the foot of a deep valley. One can see various species of butterflies (30 days time species and 40 night time species) living at sea level around the Mediterranean.
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