Fethiye is one of the most important tourist spots in Turkey. The greatest reason for this is that Fethiye is home to incredible natural beauties as well as unique historical beauties. We will try to introduce this magnificent place briefly in Fethiye Beach guide. In ancient Greece, the name of this region is known as Telmessos city, which was founded by Lycia. Later the Roman empire began to reign in these beautiful lands and the name of the city was changed to Menki. Finally, the name of Fethiye Bey, the martyr’s pilot of the Republic of Turkey, is named Fethiye.
Places to Visit in Fethiye
The fact that it is one of the famous tourism areas in the world is why there are many places to visit within the boundaries of Fethiye. We will share with you the most remarkable of these places.
Faralya Village: One of the most important places to visit in Fethiye is this village. The village was chosen by the New Times as one of six secret holiday paradises in the southern region of Turkey. The village of Faralya is a protected area by experts. The reason for this is that the village is located on the way to Ancient Lycia. This village is also known as Uzunyurt village in Turkey at the same time.
Twelve island tours can be shown among the things to do in Fethiye. These tours are organized with ferries departing from Fethiye Port every day. During the tour you will visit places with different characteristics. When you arrive at Hammam Bay, you can enjoy the sun and the sea in the presence of Byzantine remains.
Calis Beach: Places to visit in Fethiye are in our list. This beach is the most famous beach of the region with its light winds to relieve you in the scorching heat of summer. There are many hotels, restaurants and entertainment places on the beach. At the same time night life is quite colorful on the beach. Here you can find animation events, beach parties and more from various venues.
The places to visit in Fathiye do not end with these. You can find holiday places that are more prominent with more natural and historical beauties. Butterfly Valley, Saklikent, Dalyan are only a few of these.
Ancient Cities in Fethiye
As we said at the beginning, Fethiye is not only famous for its wonderful natural beauties. At the same time, there are many historic sites to be seen in this area which has been closely watched from ancient times.
Gemiler Island (St. Nicholas): There is a Byzantine chapel, a church and many historical relics belonging to the area between 5 and 11 AD. During the Byzantine period, most of the orthodox priests of the period were trained from the Christian education centers located here.
Tlos: It is 45 kilometers away from Fethiye. The history of this mysterious city dates back to 2000 BC. Bellafront, the owner of Pegasus, who was portrayed as a winged horse in ancient Greek mythology, actually lived here.
Letoon: It is very famous among the enthusiastic cities in Fethiye region. That’s why Letoon has the goddess Artemis, the god Apollo and the three temples dedicated to the goddess Leto.
Pınara: This ancient city, which was founded in Fethiye, is 45 kilometers away from the region. At the same time the goddess Aphrodite is known as the city and the first beauty contests of the history are arranged in this ancient city.
Telmessos Antique Theater: This ancient theater was used as an arena during the Byzantine era. Theater audience capacity is 2,500 people and during your visit to Fethiye you can participate in many activities in this ancient theater.
Fethiye Castle: This castle was built by the chieftains of Aziz Jhon. Words from different languages on the walls are still trying to be solved today. There is also a cistern and a monumental tomb within the castle.
Where can you stay in Fethiye?
Fethiye region has a lot of accommodation options. The most comfortable and luxurious accommodation areas are Doris Apart, Dirgen Apartment, Huzurlu Mavi Hotels. If you want to stay close to the city center for ease of access, you can opt for Mulberry Villas, Sunset Beach Aparts. If you want to stay in more economical hotels without over-budgeting your holiday budget, you can stay at the hotels such as Sunset Beach Apart B, Timeletting Legend Complex and Sunset Beach Aqua Resort.