Once a minor fishing village and market town, Fethiye has become a thriving tourist centre in recent years due to the growing popularity of nearby Oludeniz and easy access to some fascinating sites. Fethiye was once a Lycian City and traces of the ancient settlement can be found around the town, which include the magnificent rock tombs on the face of the cliff.
Fethiye retains a decidedly Turkish feel. Exploring the warren of shop-lined streets in the old quarter is a fascinating experience. Restaurants are in abundance, and the authentic feel of Turkish life permiates the whole area , giving a real insight into town life in Turkey. On market day the roads are full of vehicles of all types – from old American trucks, to horse and carts spilling over with a manner of produce destined to create the vibrant colours and smells of the market.
The area boasts a good nightlife at the height of the season and now even through the winter months, with many bars and discos. There is an excellent choice of restaurants from traditional Turkish lokantas to large, stylish restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisine.
With its perfect weather conditions and thermals, Babadağ mountain is one of the most popular paragliding locations in Europe. Circling over the breathtaking views of Oludeniz beach, the Blue Lagoon and the stunning, greenery of the surrounding mountains, you won’t want to come back down to earth in a hurry.
Discover another world underwater with diving lessons and tours, available all year round. Explore the mysteries of the seabed and take beautiful photos of sea life. All levels of experience can enjoy a wonderful, watery experience.
Enjoy one of many different jeep safari routes to see historical sites, areas of natural beauty and just being out in the open air. The safari is one of the most popular activities, suitable for all ages and perfect in all weather conditions. Simply, one of the most exciting and fun ways to see the sights, without having to do the legwork.
For those who enjoy being at one with nature, try joining one of the trekking routes on the famous Lycian way. Explore the amazing historical ruins on the way and enjoy the beauty of the land with its multitude of plants and animals to take yourself back in time and escape from the stresses of modern life.