Fethiye is an ancient Turkish city originally known as Telmessos. Today, it is one of the most favorite tourist spots in Turkey. Fethiye is situated 135 km southwest of Marmaris. Fethiye is one of Turkey's well-known tourist centers and is especially popular during the summer. The place is a mesmerizing congregation of seaside views, sporting events and luxurious accommodation options.
In the last ten years Fethiye has become a magnet for British citizens. Apart from its climate and natural beauty, the Britons are attracted by its less expensive lifestyle and the hospitality of the local people. The British population in Turkey is between 34,000 and 38,000. As a result of the large British population and the high numbers of Britons going there for holiday, Fethiye-Oludeniz was chosen as the best tourism center in the world by The Times and The Guardian newspapers in 20013.
As of 2015 over 17,000 British citizens permanently live in Fethiye, while approximately 600,000 British tourists visit the town every summer. It is hardly surprising that Fethiye is one of the most sought after travel spots in Turkey. Tourists will find in Fethiye all that they need for a truly exciting summer trip.
Fethiye also offers a peek into the historical past of Turkey, richly laden with its traditional art and architecture. No wonder tourists from all over the world flock to this travel destination to spend their vacation. Visit Fethiye with your friends and family for an invigorating experience and many warm memories to take back.
The real wealth of Fethiye as a summer travel haven is its scenic charm. The sea, mountains and islands come together in an awesome magnificence. The natural vistas of Fethiye alone can lend a special meaning to your summer travel. The sea is a stunning sight at the Sovalye Island and the prominent beaches of Fethiye. The most popular natural attractions include Belcegiz, Oludeniz, Kidril Park, Gemiler Islands, Koturumsu, Katranci Bay, Gunluk, Oyuktepe, Gocek and Patara beach.
The Oludeniz or Blue Lagoon is a stunning expanse of shimmering blue water. Even while you satiate your eyes, the calm waters can serve as a platform for a variety of water activities to spice up your travel. The Patara beach is also a spot of incomparable beauty with its white sand beaches and curious sand dunes. The many beaches and bays of Fethiye are ideal for picnicking and camping.
Fethiye is also a treasure trove of historical remnants. You can find interesting glimpses into the ancient Lycian culture and in the remains found in and around Fethiye. So add a touch of historical exploration to your summer vacation.
Perhaps the biggest crowd puller of the place is the Lycian rock tombs carved out intricately from natural rocks. The Amnytas tomb is sculpted in the typical Doric style. There is also a fortress in the city built by the Knights of Rhodes.
Other historical spots of interest that lure travel freaks are the Sarcopaghi and the Fethiye Tower. The Xanthos and Letoon cities lie close to Fethiye. These are important representatives of the ancient Lycian cult.
Fethiye also houses the museum, which exhibits ceramics, sculptures, silver jeweler and handicrafts. The Telmessos Antique Theatre also attracts tourists in large numbers. It was built as an arena by the Romans in 2000 AD.
Activities in Fethiye
Fethiye abounds in a host of exciting activities. You can be sure of spending the most stimulating summer travel in this active vacation destination. Wind surfing is a favorite option from the Blue Lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon is also popular for sports like water skiing and parasailing. Fethiye seawaters are a perfect choice for diving and snorkeling. Just treat your eyes to the under water magical world of walls, reefs, cravers and archeological finds. Another recent hit in the region has been the paragliding event from the Baba Dagi Mountains near Fethiye. Make your vacation memorable with that flight of fantasy.
Going around in and about the vicinity of Fethiye is quite easy. You can opt for luxurious buses or privately rented cars. Buses are the most convenient mode of travel, as they are easily available, cheap and are very regular. All forms of transport are easily available and travel schedules are available once you arrive in Turkey. For longer trips you can avail the railway services or the inexpensive flights. Traveling by ships and local ferries is an awesome experience. You can enjoy the magnificent views of the seas even as you journey from one spot to another.