Fethiye is located within the Turquoise Coast in the south western Mediterranean of Turkey.
The whole region excluding Fethiye and Esen lowlands is covered with high mountains forming the south-western peaks of the Taurus mountain range. These mountains exceed over 2000 meters in height and extend all along the coastline. Lying at the foot of these mountains, looking out over a sheltered bay is the traditional town of Fethiye.
Fethiye is a city and a district within the Aegean region of Turkey with about 75,000 inhabitants and is now the centre of one of the primary holiday destinations in Turkey.
As a location itself, Fethiye is a busy working town with its fantastic marinas and harbour, is surrounded by a unique cluster of other popular holiday destinations – each is incredibly different yet only 15 minutes apart.
From the tranquil mountain setting of Ovacik to the lights and nightlife of the party town of Hisaronu, then onto the Ghost village of kayakoy which offers stunning views and is steeped in history.
Then to the classic laid back feel of Calis beach with the sheer beauty and fabulous sunset’s not forgetting holiday atmosphere for all ages. It’s a great place to buy a Property in Turkey.
Also very close by is the World famous Olu Deniz with its award winning Blue lagoon where many a para-glider land from jumping off Babada straight onto the beach. All within a short bus ride or car journey away, making Fethiye town the central point to visit from any of these stunning holiday destinations.
Each resort offers its own character with their weekly markets, restaurants, fish market and boutiques a must for adventure that should never be missed.
Whilst in other holiday resorts life quietens down at the end of the summer season, life in Fethiye bustles on throughout the year due to its abundance of fertile land, agriculture is the main source of income alongside tourism.
What’s on throughout 2019
International Children's Festival - This popular, vibrant festival hosts children from various countries and celebrates the diversity of Fethiye as well as Turkey. The event lasts over a week and performances by the students take place in various locations around the city (April - date to confirmed)
International Fethiye World Music Festival - This annual event brings together musicians from all over the world. The festival is open to everyone (May - date to confirmed)
Cal A+A Carnival - This event will last a week long and will end with a two day carnival. There will be lots of activities held throughout the week as well as a celebration and display of Turkish cuisine and street food, handicrafts and open air concerts (May - date to be confirmed)
Ferries between Turkey and Greece
Fethiye to Rhodes - There are crossings with the Dodecanese Flying Dolphins ferry sevice over to Rhodes available 7 times a week and the journey across the waters takes around 90 minutes.
Cesme to Chios - If you are staying in Cesme then why not take a trip over to Chios, which is the fifth largest Greek island. The journey takes 70 minutes and makes trips 3-4 times a day in peak season and 3 trips a week during the winter months. Chios is the perfect place to explore with its small Medieval villages, historic castles and fantastic local culture.
Fethiye Area Markets
MONDAY: In the centre of Fethiye, running alongside the canal, Known as the big one, selling everything!
FRIDAY: This is to the back of the town and you will find more of the local farmer produce sold here.
MONDAY: Next to the main roundabout in the centre of the village, selling fresh food produce to household goods, jewelry and clothes.
THURSDAY:Right in the centre of the village and sells mostly fruit and veg with some household and clothes.
SATURDAY: This market is small but sells a bit of everything.
GUNLUKBASI / CALIS
SUNDAY: Is located to the back of Calis, this market sells everything and also is very popular for selling the best pancakes.
Things to do!
Boat Trips Oludeniz-
Cherry Tree Boat Trips-Salih.
The Fethiye Fountains
The best view of the fountains is just beside of the new town square. Where there is dance and music that highlights the area in lovely colours. To view these fountain shows are located around the the park.
If you are looking for day away from the beach hire a car and explore the Tios ruins fabulous views over the Xanthos Valley and a wee visit to Saklikent. This is worth the 50 minute trip from Fethiye to Tios.
Fethiye Rock Tombs
Breath-taking views of the Lycian rock tombs in Fethiye the tomb of Amyntas you can take in the views of the Fethiye whole marina bay.
Fethiye Old Town
If you like to browse around the town there is plenty of souvenirs and take in the feel of the way of life of Fethiye. Feel free to take a break and take in all the smells and culture.