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Fethiye Tourism

Fethiye is a port city located on the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. Known for its natural harbor and turquoise blue waters, Fethiye is situated around 144 kms away from Antalya in the Aegean region of Turkey. Several rock tombs and beachfront promenades make for tourist spots in the city. The postcard-worthy backdrop of Fethiye, with dense forests, blue coastline and smaller islands nearby, make the city a perfect destination for a beachy holiday.

Fethiye enjoys a secluded landscape and is the ideal destination for a summer getaway. It has one of the most stunning natural harbors in Turkey. The Butterfly Valley of Fethiye is a designated nature reserve with lush green hills overlooking the city and the Gulf of Fethiye and is considered a great day-trip from the town. The beach at Oludeniz is sheltered by lagoons and covered with warm brown sand. Despite the existence of several ancient ruins, the town, in particular, enjoys a cosmopolitan vibe, with bustling bazaars and a chill night scene. Fethiye is popular for boat day trips with 12 islands nearby and is the starting point for many yacht multi-day tours.

Must Know Before You Travel to Fethiye

  • Luxury beach resorts and diving centres are located to the North of Fethiye.
  • For people willing to explore the history of Fethiye and live a city life, Paspatur or the old town area is the ideal place to book accommodation. This area also caters to tourists under a budget crunch.
  • Most budget hotels are located west of Atatürk Cd near the harbour.
  • The best way to transport within Fethiye is via Dolmus, i.e. city buses or rental bikes. In addition, many ferries and boats run across nearby islands every day.

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Nightlife in Fethiye

The old town bazaar, teaming with busy bars, clubs and restaurants, makes for the vibrant nightlife in Fethiye. So whether you want to go clubbing and dance through the night, sit by the beachfront promenade or listen to some live music with a couple of drinks, you'll find many places in Fethiye to choose from. The Hisarn Area is another famous location for jazzy nightlife, bustling seven days a week; pubs and clubs in this area are usually busy till sunrise.

Food in Fethiye

Being a coastal town, Fethiye boasts a fantastic seafood platter; tourists can visit the fish market for fresh food and get it cooked there. In addition, several restaurants lined along the harbor mark for the perfect location to have a romantic dinner or maybe a brunch by the sea. If you are fond of English or Chinese cuisines, you must try the cosmopolitan eateries in Hisaronu and Ovacik districts.One should try Gozleme, a dish of multiple fillings between flat strips of pastry, and Pide, flatbread served plain or with a choice of toppings for breakfast in Fethiye. In addition, the Efes Pilsen is a Turkish Beer, a must-try in Fethiye around Belcekiz Beach in Oludeniz.

Shopping in Fethiye

The Big Fethiye Market is a popular upstreet shopping place for fake designer clothes or clothes and shoes in general. The high street shops also consist of international brand chains and are a popular area for clothing and accessories. In addition, several shops selling souvenirs are clustered around the city centre in downtown Paspatur, lined with cafes and bars.

Suggested Itinerary for Fethiye

Day 1: Kickstart your day by paragliding in the ranges in Fethiye; this is one of the must-have experiences in the city. Next, head towards the Tomb of Amyntas, located close to the Lycian sarcophagus. This tomb dates back to 350 BCE and is a must-visit in Fethiye.

Day 2: Take a day trip to Marmaris and stroll through the Ottoman empire. After which, you can visit the Amyntas Rock Tombs, overlooking the city of Fethiye. Enjoy a magnificent sunset here before heading back to the main town.

Most people who visit Fethiye group it up with a trip to Oludeniz, the Blue Lagoon and the Butterfly Valley.

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