... Fethiye ...
Fethiye Travel Blog› entry 4 of 5 › view all entries
Our 4th stop in Turkish Riviera was a very popular place: Fethiye. It's located 135 km southeast of Marmaris, boasts an important marina at the head of a beautiful bay strewn with islands. A hill crowned by the ruins of the crusader fortress built by the Knights of Rhodes overlooks the little port. Above the town, (the antique name is Telmessos) numerous Lycian rock tombs, reproducing the facades of ancient buildings, were cut into the cliff face. The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century BC, is the most remarkable. For swimming lovers, there is a popular beach 4 km westside of the town called Ã�alÄ±Å� (pronounced like Cha-lesh) Beach, or another popular place called Sovalye (Knight) Island on the opposite of the harbour which blazes with flowers during the springtime.
We stayed 3 nights in Fethiye and took two unforgettable tours. The first one was a Jeep Safari Tour which starts early in the morning and finishes before the sunset. You travel as convoy during the day, and first you visit the place called Yakapark which is a very beauftiful forest park located on the opposite of the ancient ruins of the Tlos (36 km southside of Fethiye) which is the oldest historical site from Lycian period. Visitors can see the remains of the castle, necropolis, the agora etc in Tlos. After Yakapark, the convoy heads to visit a traditional hand-woven carpet workshop, to see the amazing Turkish carpets. However, I need to say that the price may burn your hands (it's a Turkish phrase for defining 'expensive':))
Then the convoy arrives the most interesting stop of the tour: Saklıkent Canyon.
Then our final stop was one of the longest beachs of Mediterranean Coast: Patara.
The second day tour was a boat tour, you travel by a boat and see 12 small islands around Fethiye, and the boat stops and give breaks 6 of them. You can swim, go to the island, dive, simply whatever you like. It was another thing to do in Fethiye.
Also, (I didn't do that because of time constraint) it's very popular to experience paragliding over Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon). It should be amazing to do that, and next time it will be my priority when I visit Fethiye again. By the way, I don't wanna mention abut Ölüdeniz, just find some pictures and check them out by yourself. The place expresses itself very clearly, trust me! :)
Basically, I need to say that, my Fethiye visit was LEGEND ... wait for it ... DARY!!! :)))