PLACES TO VISIT  

 
   Gemiler Island
Following the road leading from Kaya Köyü, descend to the beautiful Gemiler beach, surrounded by pine and olive trees. Gemiler bay faces St Nicholas Island where the Byzantine ruins of a monastery lie tucked among the olive trees. A Japanese team has carried out archaeological excavations at intervals over the past 10 years and confirmed that this is the once residence of St Nicholas.

    Araxa Founded on the Antic Xanthos Stream ascended, it is 40 km. away from Fethiye.This extraordinary water spring is subjected to mythological stories. Rampart ruins, Turkish baths and aqueduct of Bizantium period are remaining from the city, placed within  territories of Ören Village today.

    Tlos Located  28 km. from Fethiye, Tlos is one of the oldest residential areas of Lycia and one of the few cities that continued its existence up to the 19th Century. Tlos is known as “the sports centre” of the Lycian Federation and was the home of the mythological winged horse, Pegasus, and his hero Bellorophonte.  An Acropolis, the temple type tomb of Bellorophonte, the Stadium, the Roman Bath complex (with its great views), and amphitheatre, are some of the structures that remain quite well preserved. The nearby trout farms are an oasis on a hot summers day, serving delicious lunches.

OENANDA: A recently excavated city, Oenanda is located near İncealiler Village, about 88 km from Fethiye. British and Turkish archaeologists discovered about 300 scribed tablets by the Lycian Epicurean Philosopher, Dioghenes.

    Letoon Letoon was a holy city, dedicated to the Goddess Leto. Located at Kumluova Village and 4 km from Xanthos, it is known that all holy ceremonies were performed here by the priests of the temples of Leto, Artemis and Apollon.  

    Pinara The Lycians’ “Beauty Center”, Pınara is on the way to Minare Village and can be reached by a short road branching off from the Fethiye—Kaş highway. Numerous Pigeon Hole type simple tombs carved into the cliff faces, a hearth planned Aphrodite Temple with fine friezes and a well preserved amphitheatre are probably the most interesting remains of Pınara.

    Cadianda The ancient city of Cadianda is located near Üzümlü Village, about 20 Km. from Fethiye. Fine examples of Cyclops Walls, a sports complex, theatre and Heroon like temple tombs are all worth seeing, as are the magnificent views out over Fethiye.  

     Üzümlü Uzumlu village (grape village) is 18 kilometres from Fethiye, nestled in foothills. Here the quality variaties of grapes are still grown, as the name of village suggests. On looms found in most homes, a local pure cotton material (known as ‘Dastar’) is woven by the village women. Table clothes & curtains are among the finished products available.
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    Kayaköy It is a Greek settlement founded beginning from 14th century over antic Karmillassos, fully destroyed excluding a few house type tomb as a result of earthquakes and foundation period is not known definitely.Its former name is Levissi. Kayaköy, teaching  humanity on the concepts of friendship, brotherhood and peace, and united with five Turkish villages during its lifetime, is one of the pride resources of our region. According to a "population exchange" agreement signed between Turkish and Greek  governments on 1922, Greek population of Kayaköy is exchanged with Turkish population residing in Western Thrace. more info & photos >>>

    Telmessos Antic Theater Antic sources are mentioning that there was a huge theater at Telmessos.On 1993, during the drilling excavations, performed by Fethiye Museum Directorate, sitting lines of the theater are founded under 3 - 4 meters of soil stratum filled with erosion. As a result of studies continued till 1995, all ruins existing from theater are revealed today. It is understood that early Roman period constructed, IIth century BC repaired theater has 5000 persons capacity and used as an arena during Bizantium period. Relieve project for repair of Telmessos Theater, responding to the 1500 persons' usage with conditions of today, is completed.

Caunus
The city is situated on the land across the Dalyan strait at Ortaca. According to poet Ovidius, Miletos had twins, Caunus and Byblis. During adolescence, Byblis felt an enormous love for her twin and grew most possessive. Though well aware of the unnatural aspect of her love, Byblis sent a letter of declaration to Caunus whereupon the mythological King was both enraged and disgusted. To avoid meeting her, he escaped from Miletos, to the Carian and Lycian border where he founded the city of Caunus. cont.>>>

 Mosques

    Cezayirli Mosque Mosque is constructed by Cezayirli Hasan Pasha on 1791. Hasan Pasha had also acquired various works of art such as Kemer Köprüsü (Arc Bridge), Pasha In at Yayla road, Aqueducts within Yaka village to Fethiye.

 Inns

    Main inns of Fethiye; are Ilıca Inn (on the Üzümlü road), İncir Inn, Karatoprak Inn (on İnbecik road), Pasha Inn on Kemer - Seki road, Daydur Inn and Naldöken Inn.

 Rocky Tombs

    Likya Rocky Tombs 4th century B. C. monuments from Lycia period within city are drawing interest. These are the tombs excavated to natural rocks, which became the symbol of the city.Amintas, most beautiful and most magnificent one of the tombs, can be reached via lots of  regular stages. This tomb can also be seen from the below plains, and when you come near, the admiration against its greatness increases. At the middle part of the left column, "Herparnias's son Amintas" is written with 4th century B. C. alphabet. Identification of this person is not clearly known. There are lots of tombs, valuable to be seen, within the province. Most important one of these is the one which belongs to Lycia period. There is a strange appearance of the tomb ascending within sea. There is a rectangular, wooden chords reminding embcarves and a gothic style cover with arc on the two layered front side. Both sides of the cover is embossed with frisks picturing wars, and it is thought that these are belonging to the life of the person. more info & photos >>>

 Castles

   Fethiye Castle It is thought that castle ascending at the south of the city belongs to knights of Saint John.There are two simple and small rocky tombs on the eastern face of the hill, excluding a cistern with indefinite history and a few writings carved to the walls.

 Beaches

    Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) - Belcekız Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon), referred as "The Eden bestowed by God to World" according to Tourism authorities, is a tourism center that is cost to world with its reputation exceeding country.Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) with very green pine forests reached to  shores, tepid sea and long beaches in which all tones of green, blue and violet color can be seen, is a wonder of the World. Recently parachute divers from the peaks of the 1975 m. height Babadağı, are facing with the most breathtaking panorama of  the world. There are numerous touristic facilities, restaurant, shopping centers, as well as health cabinets, showers - toilets, buffets, changing cubicles etc. within this unique bay, serving to enter sea possibility for ten months of the year, and transportation to the center 14 km. away from province is supplied for whole day via dolmuşes.

    Kıdrak Bay at 3 km. south of Belceğiz, is an ideal daily resting place with its dense pine trees, clean beach and clear sea.

    Faralya Sweet coastal village at the end of Kıdrak road, is a resort place for wanderers with its wild nature, appropriate climate, friendly people and its attractiveness.  

    Kelebekler Vadisi (Butterfly Valley) This interesting canyon, surrounded by 350 m. high mountains, 3 - 4 miles away from Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon), took its name from butterflies named "Jarsey Tiger" seen between July and September months. Arrival to bay, which is an earth paradise with pink  oleander flowers adorning environment and small fall flowing for summer and winter, wide coast, clean sea, glittering pebbles, is maintained from Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) via ships. Camping area with tents, restaurant, bar, roof, shower, changing  cubicles, etc. possibilities are submitted within the valley which is the meeting place of world wanderers. more info & photos >>>

    Saklıkent (Hidden City) It is 50 km. away from province center and within the territories of Kayadibi Village. It is a natural miracle secreted within 18 km. long, and its height reaches 600 m. from place to place, unique canyon. It is an unique tourism center, so wing mountaineering, trekking, swimming possibilities for people fond of nature with steep rocky mountains, plane trees and clearly flowing ebullient springs.  cont >>>

    Yakapark It is an unique refreshment place, in which unforgettable moments can be lived within the mysteries of voices of water and birds, formed together with wide wealth of nature with works and creativity of human. Transportation is maintained with a 2 km. road from Yaka Village.

    Göcek It is 30 km. away from province, and on the Fethiye - Muğla highway. Göcek, which has an appearance of a sweet fisherman borough, become one of the most important centers of yachting tourism recently. It is an unique tourism heaven with its numerous  bays and islands, near ruin places and surrounding pine grove hills besides its natural harbor. All kinds of services can be submitted to yachting people within marinas, and if required, they can also accommodate within small sweet facilities, and  enjoy within fish restaurants and bars, and enliven their holidays with daily tours and water sports.

    Islands Part named by fishermen as "Inside the Darkness", composed of islands and Kapıdağ Peninsula, adorned numerous bays, more beautiful than one another, is the resort place of blue voyagers. YASSICA Islands, Hamam Bay, Kurşunlu Bay, Yavansu, Bedri Rahmi Bay, Tersane Island, Göbün Bay, Boynuzbükü, Göcek Island, Domuz Island, Zeytin Island, Kızıl Island, reached via daily tours from Fethiye and Göcek, are also named as "12 Islands" within the region and holds the characteristic of most important  attraction area.

    Oyuktepe Bays Mempaşa, Küçük Samanlık, Büyük Samanlık, Boncuklu, kuleli Aksazlar, Akvaryum, Turunç Pınarı etc. natural bays on the peninsula where to big holiday village of the province are present, is a daily promenade place to where regional people are frequently  visits.

    Katrancı Bay It is 17 km. away from the city and on the Muğla Highway. Bay covered with dense pine trees extending till to the sea is an inside forest refreshment area, and is an ideal camping with tents and daily promenade place in which services like shower, WC, changing cubicles, drinking water, buffet, arbor, car parks are submitted.

    Daily (Küçük Kargı) It is 19 km. away from the city on the Fethiye - Muğla highway. Bay adorned with dense daily trees faced very rarely in the world, is a camping and daily promenade area. It is drawing attraction of every national and foreign person with its perfect services and unique nature in which separate beauties are exhibited during each season of the year. 

    Çalış Beach Çalış, described as 5 km. away from the province and best place to watch sun go down, is one of the most favorite places of the province tourism with its 4 km. of beach, cool wind during hot summer nights, "Caretta Caretta"s, sea appropriate for water sports, numerous qualified resort facilities, restaurants, bars, shopping and transportation possibilities.

    Hisarönü - Ovacık These two typical Turkish village within Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) borough, have turned their these most particular characteristics into dense accommodation, shopping and amusement center. Ovacık and Hisarönü, which have become the most active focus points of tourism, are holding another importance with their being near to attraction areas such as Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon), Babadağ, Kayaköy.

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