Fethiye is an ancient Lycian town with relics dating back to the 4th century BC and is reputed to have been visited by Alexander the Great. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Taurus Mountains and surrounded by a beautiful, island-strewn bay, the town is now a vibrant holiday destination.The picturesque old quarter is packed with bazaar-style shops, restaurants and bars. A wide range of boat trips are available at the nearby waterfront
The Tomb of Amyntas
Impressive rock tombs, carved into the hillside above the town. The Tomb of Amyntas dates from around 350 BC and has a Greek inscription over the entrance, which resembles the front of a classical temple. You also get a tremendous panoramic views of the bay from here!
The remains of a medieval castle, built by the crusader Knights of St John, and incorporating earlier Greek, Roman and Byzantine fortifications.
The Roman Theatre
Located at the western end of the old quarter the theatre and dating from Roman times, the theatre is currently being restored and is sometimes used for concerts
Hisaronu is a mini-resort perched on a mountain plateau, overlooking the famous Olu Deniz lagoon and just a few minutes dolmus ride from Fethiye.Lively and bright, the resort is packed with gift shops, nightclubs and the resort’s speciality – restaurants catering for every taste!Hisaronu really comes alive after dark as visitors and locals head for the disco bars or linger over a meal, enjoying the cool mountain air.
Olu Deniz takes its name from the beautiful blue lagoon located a few hundred yards from the main town.The beach itself stretches for several miles, but the most popular section is the lagoon with its stunning backdrop of mountains and pine forest.This area has been designated a National Park and there is a small entrance charge, but it is well worth paying – there are shaded areas suitable for picnicking, showers and snack bars.In the main town, the seafront is crammed with provision stores, bars and restaurants, many with roof terraces perfect for enjoying the sunset and the wonderful views.
Calis (pronounced Chalish) is a small beach resort with views (and spectacular sunsets) across Fethiye Bay to Sovalye Island.Restaurants and terrace bars line the beach road, which is closed to traffic during the summer, and there are local shops just a few minutes walk away.The two mile beach is of coarse sand and shingle. Activities include windsurfing, waterskiing and scuba diving. Dolmus boats (water taxis) link Calis to Fethiye and run at approximately 20 minute intervals between 09.00 and 23.30 during the summer.Passengers can enjoy an relaxing journey through the reed beds of the canal which eventually opens out into Feithye Bay If you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of dolphins at play!