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Fethiye Travel Blog

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... Jeep Safari Tour ...

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 �alı� (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.

... The General View of Saklikent Canyon ...

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.

... Me @ Oludeniz ...
It means 'Hidden City' in Turkish, and located 44km south of Fethiye. It was just AMAZING! High in the mountains above Fethiye a rushing torrent cuts a narrow gorge through the mountains, creating Saklıkent Canyon. A cool refuge on hot summer days, Saklıkent is a favourite picnic spot, with rustic restaurants serving delectable fresh trout. However, we didn't have time for picnic, so we decided to explore the canyon, and start walking through the river and we went as far as we could. I need to warn you about the temperature of the river. It was freezing in the beginning, by after a while it gets warmer. After Saklıkent, your tour guide will take you to a mud bath which was so funny. I'm sure it would be a memorable moments of your vacation.

Then our final stop was one of the longest beachs of Mediterranean Coast: Patara.

... Paragliding over Oludeniz (captured from gofethiye.com) ...
It's a beautiful sandy-beach (no pebbles), however it's an open sea and a litlle wavy, so it would be better you like hang out with waves.     

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!!! :)))

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... Jeep Safari Tour ...
... Jeep Safari Tour ...
... The General View of Saklikent …
... The General View of Saklikent…
... Me @ Oludeniz ...
... Me @ Oludeniz ...
... Paragliding over Oludeniz (cap…
... Paragliding over Oludeniz (ca…
... A Rock Tomb @ Tlos ...
... A Rock Tomb @ Tlos ...
... The Castle @ Tlos ...
... The Castle @ Tlos ...
... Tlos (General View) ...
... Tlos (General View) ...
... Tlos (General View) ...
... Tlos (General View) ...
... :) ...
... :) ...
... Our Team @ Yakapark ...
... Our Team @ Yakapark ...
... It was so FREEZING! ...
... It was so FREEZING! ...
... :P ...
... :P ...
... Yakapark Trees ...
... Yakapark Trees ...
... trout fishes @ yakapark ...
... trout fishes @ yakapark ...
... carpet bench ...
... carpet bench ...
... traditional carpets ...
... traditional carpets ...
... a modern art carpet ...
... a 'modern art' carpet ...
... lunch @ Saklikent Canyon ...
... lunch @ Saklikent Canyon ...
... me @ the gate of Saklikent ...
... me @ the gate of Saklikent ...
... walking through Saklikent ...
... walking through Saklikent ...
... this one was heavy :P lol ...
... this one was heavy :P lol ...
... sunshine over Saklikent ...
... sunshine over Saklikent ...
... going deeper ...
... going deeper ...
... having fun with river :P ...
... having fun with river :P ...
... me @ 12-islands boat trip ...
... me @ 12-islands boat trip ...
... one of the islands ...
... one of the islands ...
... before jumping on the sea ...
... before jumping on the sea ...
... :) ...
... :) ...
... swimming pleasure ...
... swimming pleasure ...
... our team @ oludeniz, in the ea…
... our team @ oludeniz, in the e…
Fethiye
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