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Sightseeing in Fethiye - what to see. Complete travel guide

Beautiful beaches, picturesque hillsides, numerous historical and cultural attractions, excellent cuisine and largest selection of entertainments - all these factors make Fethiye one of the most popular resorts in Turkey. The resort’s piedmont area is rich in pine forests, which are perfect for walking and cycling. Here you will find amazing clean air and stunning looks of the city and the coast from mountain peaks.
1. Before you take a picture of local residents, be sure to ask them for permission. You shouldn’t take pictures or shoot video of women dressed in long-sleeved national costumes. 2. … Open
Paroplane flights are one of new entertainments, which have quickly gained popularity among holidaymakers. Such an unusual "air" tour lasts approximately 30 - 40 minutes. Everyone can make this breathtaking flight. Experienced instructors will carefully pick up the route so that you will see all main attractions of the city from a bird's eye.
The central part of Fethiye is the most interesting one from the standpoint of history and architecture. The largest part of old buildings is located here. New quarters, squares and alleys here are located next to old houses. During the daytime there are always many visitors here; you will see numerous opened shops and stores that greet their visitors. When night comes to the city, here open numerous restaurants and bars. Olu Deniz is surely the most popular district for beach rest. The largest sandy beach is located here. Numerous restaurants and entertainment complexes are located around it. Here are also opened a diving school. Everyone is welcome to sign up to classes and enjoy the beauty of the underwater world. Fans of spearfishing and surfing can rent all necessary equipment in one of the local centers. Those, who enjoy camping and picnic, are recommended to make a trip to the settlement named Kayakoy, which is located 20 minutes away from the city. Here you can rent a canoe and go fishing or sit in a shade enjoy a relaxing holiday. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Vacationers believe Mozaik Garden to be the most sincere and hospitable restaurant of the resort. It is an amazing place with its unique atmosphere of cordiality and hospitality. … Open
Spa guests will have an opportunity to visit the old knight's fortress. It was built in Antiquity to protect the coast. The last major reconstruction of the fortress was held in the 15th century by the Knights of the Order of the Johannites. The once massive construction has maintained only partially to this day. Fragments of the fortress are found at a hillock. A beautiful panoramic view of the coast opens out of here.
Lovers of nature are offered interesting tours to the Kabak Valley, which is located off the coast and is famous for its incredible natural beauty. Impenetrable mountains surround the valley from every side, so it is simply cannot be reached from certain regions of Turkey. There are several small settlements in the valley. Tourists may stay here for a few days in modest bungalows and join the life of the indigenous population.
The first settlement on the site of Fethiye was founded back in prehistoric times. The modern city is full of interesting cultural and historical monuments. The most interesting historical … Open
Not far from the resort is the Valley of the Butterflies. This extraordinary natural area has no equal in beauty. Rare species of butterflies live here among the lush tropical greenery and waterfalls. It will turn into a fascinating attraction to monitor them. Many professional researchers visit these places especially to see the rare tiger butterfly. These insects live near waterfalls.
Fethiye - Oludeniz Those who prefer resting in crowded and busy places should walk down the Fethiye waterside promenade. This is a perfect place to admire beautiful white yachts or book a marine excursion. Numerous souvenir shops, tents with popular street food, cozy restaurants and cafes operate on the front.
Fethiye is perfect for those who like to spend time outdoors, relax on a beach and walk around the beautiful surroundings. Among the main entertainment options are walking around the … Open
Lycian Rock Tombs are somewhat of a unique historical monument. They are also located nearby. The tombs are carved quite high the rocks. Funeral monuments have fine survived after hundreds of years. The Lycians believed that people's souls rise in the sky after death. Therefore, they tried to build tombs as high as possible. Sarcophagi were located inside. Now, the funeral monument is situated on the territory of an outstanding archaeological area.
Fethiye There is a beautiful White Mosque at the resort. It is one of the bright architectural monuments of Fethiye built back in 1791 and an outstanding monument of the Ottoman architecture. The last major reconstruction of the mosque took place over a hundred years ago.
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♥   Castle 'Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes' Rhodes, 82.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Fethiye from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Butterfly Valley

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
The romantic name of this coast is not accidental. It is that more than 80 species of butterflies live on the territory of the valley of the butterflies and in its surroundings. Some insects are very rare. Experienced mountaineers can finish their championship on the coast. The cliffs surrounding the bay are ideal for mountaineering. … Read further

Kayakoy

From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
Kayakoy City was founded in the 11th century. It is located near the modern city of Fethiye, therefore it's not deprived of an attention of curious tourists. In the middle of the 20th century, the deserted city experienced another tragedy, a heavy earthquake. It completely destroyed several building that managed to survive after the Civil War. For residents of Fethiye, the nearby abandoned town for many years has remained a source of building materials. That’s why during a walk through the ruins you won’t see a single building with survived entrance doors and other wooden elements. … Read further
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