is a football stadium and a covered sports hall in Fethiye. The
Fethiyespor football team is in the 3rd League of Turkey. The
basketball and volleyball teams are playing in the amateur league of
The Rowing and Sailing Club of the Fethiye
Municipality, though very recently established, is already successful
in national contests. The Port of Fethiye is very suitable for rowing.
With the endeavours of the Fethiye Municipality, many national and
international Rowing Contests have been organized here.
The paragliding activity at Babadağ has in recent years
become an international festival where famous sportsmen all over the
world are participating. Work is under way to have this as a
Babadag, covering the eastern part of Ölüdeniz, is
deemed as one of the best flying points in the world for paragliding.
Babadag is on the list of "world heritage" due to its rich flora and
presents the splendour of Ölüdeniz and its environs from a different
perspective. Experienced sportsmen wishing to make a single jump can
obtain their equipment and transfer services from the travel agencies
active in the region.
To attempt a tandem jump accompanied by a pilot and
with your camera to document the panorama of Ölüdeniz while gliding in
the blue sky is an experience to add colour to your whole life.
After an exciting trip on a rough mountain road, the
summit at an altitude of 1975 meters is reached. Prior to the jump,
the last preparations are carried out. After checking the parachute
equipment, the pilot accompanying you gives you the technical
information and advises you on what you have to do. All that is left
to you is to run a few steps towards the wind and let yourself go in
the sky. Once the parachute opens, you will glide through clouds and
reach the sea. Now relax and enjoy this perfect flight..
Adrenalin and freedom in the sky... The only thing you have to do is
to be able to say to yourself, "I want this"...
One of the most important factors determining the
flight down is the varying thermal conditions in the sky. During your
flight, which lasts approximately 25 minutes, you have a range of
vision from the Butterfly Valley to the Kaya Village and the
impressive splendour which nature bestows in this region. Your hands
are free to immortalize this beauty with your camera...
Your flight ends when you reach the soft sands of the Belcekiz Beach.
The high adrenalin content and the exuberance of freedom will stay
with you forever.
Daily rides with mounts for experienced and
nonexperienced riders are avaliable around the local countryside and
in Kaya Village. There are also horse riding courses and horseback
riding in Fethiye.
Trekking - Lycian Route
The Lycian Road is described in historical documents as
a transportation system of paths connecting the 45 known city-states
of the antique Lycia. The ruins of antique settlements on your route
is ornamented by the rich flora and fauna of the Taurus Mountains and
the bewitching panorama of the pine forests joining the sea. During
your trekking, the cordial and hospitable population of the mountain
villages and interesting cultural values make you forget your fatigue
and acquaint you with the beauty of a different life-style.
The Mediterranean-Taurus fauna, with its approximately
9.000 species, and the endemic samples of most extraordinary flowers
and trees afford the trekkers of the Lycian Road the unique experience
of discovering a natural museum. The Lycian Road is opening up to the
world from Fethiye as an alternative and popular tourism activity of
The starting point of the Lycian Road trekking is the
Ovacik Village. You reach the summit of Babadag, at an altitude of
1975 meters, and from there to the Faralya (Uzunyurt) Village,
following the road signs placed at every 100 meters. Especially during
the first part of the trekking, you are required to wear boots and
carry trekking material suitable for mountain roads, foodstuffs and
water supply adequate to last until you reach the springs.
After Faralya the path is within the forest and on an
easier scale, again guided by road signs. You encounter no problems
with water and food. To stop for a swim at Kabak Bay adds to your
pleasure... The antique settlements on your route such as Sydima,
Pinara, Letoon and Xanthos are samples of the mysterious Lycian
Period, bewitching the addicts of history and archaeology. After
trekking across the 18 km. long shore of Patara and visiting the
ancient city, you may stop for a rest at Kalkan and Kas.
The trekking route on the Lycian Road is on the chain of paths joining
the city-states within the Lycian Federal Union established thousands
of years ago. In other words, trekking on this route is like a walk
within a time tunnel existing between the depths of history and the
present day. A group led by an experienced guide or an individual
trekking has become a safe holiday activity, supported by a project
pursuant to a competition by the name of "4 lights into future". Upon
completion of route established between Fethiye and Antalya by road
signs indicating direction and information, a similar work is under
way to enliven the route between Fethiye and Marmaris.
Pursuant to transfer from your hotel to the starting point, you ride
in a 4 x 4 jeep and start an enjoyable trip towards the back gardens
of Fethiye. The Jeep Safaris are organized daily to different regions
by travel agencies where you can participate as a driver or a
passenger and experience an advenurous journey on all sorts of roads
ranging from wide street to small, dusty tracks. You can made
reservations for jeep safaris from any of the travel agencies.
Göcek Yacht Club (Estabilished May 1999, Federated Feb.
2000) started to sail training courses with optimist in summer 2001
and 2002. Club trained 52 children up to basic helm levels in our
optimist dinghies. Building on this success in summer of 2003 we are
hoping to train up to 100 children to the same advanced level. Related
tothese courses six children raced in Mugla district championship
regattas organised by the Turkish sailing federation.