Fethiye is built over the ruins of what used to be the ancient city of Telmessos, whose ancient theater is still located right in the city center. Nowadays, the city is surrounded by some of the world’s most stunning beaches, has a harbor with many boats, a vibrant city life, and delicious cuisine.
The fish market right in the middle of the city is one of the most popular places for an evening meal, where you can literally see the fish you’re about to eat and have it grilled right in front of you at any number of different establishments. But the city has cuisine for any taste and its marina is perfect for an evening stroll.
The white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Ölüdeniz make for one of the most breathtaking natural spots to see – or swim in! – anywhere in the world. Paragliding over this stunning sight allows you to see it in all its glory. You’ll see every inch of the famous blue lagoon, and given that there are very rarely many clouds in the sky, the views for miles over the Mediterranean are almost always stunning.
As Fethiye is the starting point of the Lycian Way and a central point for so many ancient cities, it’s no surprise that its museum has many incredible artifacts from the Persians, Greeks, and Romans.
Hundreds of species of butterfly make this cove their home. It’s only accessible by boat, and the beach and steep cliffs overlooking it are simply unbelievable.