Things To Do In Fethiye

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1. Stroll Through Fethiye Old Town

Stroll Through Fethiye Old Town

6 km
from city center
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Paspatur, also known as Fethiye’s Old Town, is situated towards the south of the city and attracts many tourists to its bazaars, old mosques, shops, cafes and beautiful seafront. The marina is a perfect spot to watch people fishing or catch a cruise around the Fethiye Bay.

2. Amyntas Rock Tombs

Amyntas Rock Tombs

7 km
from city center
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Famously known as the Fethiye Tomb, the Tomb of Amyntas is an ancient Greek tomb. Its special feature is that it is a rock-hewn tomb built for a former satrap (the first of the Harpagid Dynasty) of Lycia.

3. Paragliding in Fethiye

Paragliding in Fethiye

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Paragliding is a thrilling and adventurous activity that can be experienced at the village of Oludeniz. Here, right next to the shore is Mount Babadag which is 1969 metres tall and is equipped with a medical centre, weather station, cafe, 3 launch sites for parachute jumping and an observation & flight platform for skydiving.

4. Fethiye Yacht Tour

Fethiye Yacht Tour

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One of the best ways to spend time in Fethiye is through a yacht tour that cruises through different islands and destinations around the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the butterfly valley and Blue Cave, along with the Aquarium bay for scuba diving.

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5. Fethiye Museum

Fethiye Museum

6 km
from city center
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Fethiye Museum is the home to ancient Lycian history. Here lies different artefacts like ceramics, jewellery and grave stelae. There are also sculptures of Roman emperors like Hadrian and Antonius Pius and of the Goddess Isis, which were excavated from the ruins of Tlos.

6. Visit Ghost Village of Kayakoy

Visit Ghost Village of Kayakoy

9 km
from city center
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Kayakoy is an abandoned ghost town that serves as an open air museum with 3 preserved churches and 500 houses. The largest church is the Basilica of Panagia Parigoritissa which exhibits beautiful Gothic style architecture. There is a private museum which displays the history of Kakakoy and a fountain situated in the centre of the town.

7. Boat Trip to Butterfly Valley

Boat Trip to Butterfly Valley

18 km
from city center
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Located on the Turquoise coast of Turkey, the Butterfly Valley is a hidden cove at the foothills of Mt. Babadag. This picturesque canyon is only accessible by boat. Boasting more than 100 species of butterfly, Butterfly Valley, or ‘Kelebekler Vadisi’, is home to the endangered Jersey Tiger butterfly. A museum is located within the area, giving interested visitors more information about the region's butterflies.

8. Windsurfing at Calis Beach

Windsurfing at Calis Beach

5 km
from city center
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Calis Beach is a 4-kilometre-long beach. It is known to be one of the best sunset points in the city. There are many restaurants, pubs, shops and hotels along the beach, and it is an area popularly known for windsurfing and kiting.

9. Visit a Hammam

Visit a Hammam

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Hammam or Turkish baths are the world-famous steam baths from Turkey. It is a must-try at Fethiye as many places in the city offering authentic Turkish baths. A few famous Hammam in Fethiye are Sultan and Hammam Spa Centre, Esilay Spa and Hammam, Serenity Spa and Mihrimah Hatun Bayanlar Hamami & Spa.

10. Oludeniz Beach

Oludeniz Beach

13 km
from city center
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Marked by shades of turquoise and aquamarine, Oludeniz Beach is located at the meeting point of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. It is a short bus ride away from Fethiye. It is a certified Blue Flag beach because of its pristine sandy bay. The beach, with its shallow waters and inner island, makes for a picturesque scene.

11. Explore Downtown Fethiye

Explore Downtown Fethiye

6 km
from city center
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Downtown Fethiye is the modernised and developed area of the port city of Fethiye. The most common tourist attraction is the boat tours that cruise across the bays and visit different destinations like Blue Lagoon and Butterfly Valley. There are also plenty of exorbitant restaurants and hotels in downtown Fethiye.

12. Fethiye Market

Fethiye Market

8 km
from city center
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The Fethiye Market is the largest in the Fethiye region, hosted every Tuesday. There is a variety of fresh produce like fruits, vegetables, nuts, homemade cheeses and sweets, spices, rice, beans, cereals and luxurious olives, both pickled and smoked. Apart from food, textiles, bags, shoes, clothes and souvenirs are also sold in the market.

13. Hike Through Saklikent Gorge

Hike Through Saklikent Gorge

37 km
from city center
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Saklikent Gorge, famously known as the Hidden City, is the longest canyon in Turkey and one of the deepest in the world. It is 18 kilometres long and 300 meters deep. There are plenty of fun activities available at Saklikent Gorge, like mud baths, tubing, rafting, canyoning, bungee jumping and zip lining.

14. Explore Ruins of Xanthos

Explore Ruins of Xanthos

40 km
from city center
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Xanthos is an ancient city in Lycia, in Antalya province, known for its well-preserved ruins, rich history, and culture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses an acropolis overlooking the city on top of the hill. Some of the important ruins here include the Nereid Monument, a Greek Temple, a Roman-era bridge, the remains of a theater, Xanthos inscriptions, and the Inscribed Pillar of Xanthos.

15. See Sand Dunes at Patara Beach

See Sand Dunes at Patara Beach

46 km
from city center
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Patara Beach is one of Turkey's longest and widest beaches and is also considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The same sand from the beach forms into sand dunes in the desert through winds and erosion. Hence, the beach’s unique feature is that it looks like a desert. It has been marked as a specially protected area due to the breeding of loggerhead turtles, an endangered species.

16. Explore Tlos Ruins

Explore Tlos Ruins

34 km
from city center
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Tlos is one of the oldest cities of Lycia, a nation of the Mugla Province in Turkey. The ruins of Tlos are a popular site to visit from Fethiye. The history of the Roman Empire speaks through the Ottoman fortress, tombs, agora and amphitheatre that are decorated with Lycian art styles. It is situated on a hill with a view of the River Esen.

17. Gemiler Island

Gemiler Island

11 km
from city center
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St. Nicholas Island, also known as Gemiler Island was once a Christian pilgrimage stop to the Holy Land. Gemiler translates to Island of Boats since it was once the anchoring point for boats and ships due to its calm waters. Today the island can be found scattered with 5 churches and 40 different religious buildings.

18. Yesil Vadi

Yesil Vadi

12 km
from city center
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Yesil Vadi translates to Green Valley and is a nature park and campsite located in Fethiye. Make sure to visit the tea garden, the valley picnic area and the cool waters of the valley.

19. See The Lycian Rock Tombs

See The Lycian Rock Tombs

42 km
from city center
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Lycian Rock Tombs are carved and built into the side of a mountain with an ancient belief of Lycians that the dead will be carried to the afterlife by the ancient angels. The tombs date back to the 4th century and look like temple entrances. They can only be reached through the Dalyan River, and you can take a boat trip that passes from in front of the tombs, directed towards Iztuzu Beach.

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