Following the road leading from Kaya Köyü, descend to the beautiful
Gemiler beach, surrounded by pine and olive trees. Gemiler bay faces St
Nicholas Island where the Byzantine ruins of a monastery lie tucked among
the olive trees. A Japanese team has carried out archaeological
excavations at intervals over the past 10 years and confirmed that this is
the once residence of St Nicholas.
Founded on the Antic Xanthos Stream ascended, it is 40 km. away from
Fethiye.This extraordinary water spring is subjected to mythological
stories. Rampart ruins, Turkish baths and aqueduct of Bizantium period are
remaining from the city, placed within territories of Ören Village
Located 28 km. from
Fethiye, Tlos is one of the oldest residential areas of Lycia and one of
the few cities that continued its existence up to the 19th Century. Tlos
is known as the
sports centre of the Lycian Federation and was the home of the
mythological winged horse, Pegasus, and his hero Bellorophonte. An
Acropolis, the temple type tomb of Bellorophonte, the Stadium, the Roman
Bath complex (with its great views), and amphitheatre, are some of the
structures that remain quite well preserved. The nearby trout farms are an
oasis on a hot summers day, serving delicious lunches.
OENANDA: A recently excavated city, Oenanda is located near İncealiler Village,
about 88 km from Fethiye. British and Turkish archaeologists discovered
about 300 scribed tablets by the Lycian Epicurean Philosopher, Dioghenes.
Letoon was a holy
city, dedicated to the Goddess Leto. Located at Kumluova Village and 4 km
from Xanthos, it is known that all holy ceremonies were performed here by
the priests of the temples of Leto, Artemis and Apollon.
The Lycians Beauty
Center, Pınara is on the way to Minare Village and can be reached by a
short road branching off from the FethiyeKaş highway. Numerous Pigeon
Hole type simple tombs carved into the cliff faces, a hearth planned
Aphrodite Temple with fine friezes and a well preserved amphitheatre are
probably the most interesting remains of Pınara.
The ancient city of
Cadianda is located near Üzümlü Village,
about 20 Km. from
Fethiye. Fine examples of Cyclops Walls, a sports complex, theatre and
Heroon like temple tombs are all worth seeing, as are the magnificent
views out over Fethiye.
Uzumlu village (grape
village) is 18 kilometres from Fethiye, nestled in foothills. Here the
quality variaties of grapes are still grown, as the name of village
suggests. On looms found in most homes, a local pure cotton material
(known as Dastar) is woven by the village women. Table clothes &
curtains are among the finished products available.
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It is a Greek settlement founded beginning from
14th century over antic Karmillassos, fully destroyed excluding a few
house type tomb as a result of earthquakes and foundation period is not
known definitely.Its former name is Levissi. Kayaköy, teaching humanity
on the concepts of friendship, brotherhood and peace, and united with five
Turkish villages during its lifetime, is one of the pride resources of our
region. According to a "population exchange" agreement signed between
Turkish and Greek governments on 1922, Greek population of Kayaköy is
exchanged with Turkish population residing in Western Thrace.
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Antic Theater Antic sources are mentioning that
there was a huge theater at Telmessos.On 1993, during the drilling
excavations, performed by Fethiye Museum Directorate, sitting lines of the
theater are founded under 3 - 4 meters of soil stratum filled with
erosion. As a result of studies continued till 1995, all ruins existing
from theater are revealed today. It is understood that early Roman period
constructed, IIth century BC repaired theater has 5000 persons capacity
and used as an arena during Bizantium period. Relieve project for repair
of Telmessos Theater, responding to the 1500 persons' usage with
conditions of today, is completed.
The city is
situated on the land across the Dalyan strait at Ortaca. According to poet
Ovidius, Miletos had twins, Caunus and Byblis. During adolescence, Byblis
felt an enormous love for her twin and grew most possessive. Though well
aware of the unnatural aspect of her love, Byblis sent a letter of
declaration to Caunus whereupon the mythological King was both enraged and
disgusted. To avoid meeting her, he escaped from Miletos, to the Carian
and Lycian border where he founded the city of Caunus.
Cezayirli Mosque Mosque is constructed
by Cezayirli Hasan Pasha on 1791. Hasan Pasha had also acquired various
works of art such as Kemer Köprüsü (Arc Bridge), Pasha In at Yayla road,
Aqueducts within Yaka village to Fethiye.
Main inns of Fethiye; are Ilıca Inn (on
the Üzümlü road), İncir Inn, Karatoprak Inn (on İnbecik road), Pasha Inn
on Kemer - Seki road, Daydur Inn and Naldöken Inn.
Likya Rocky Tombs 4th century B. C.
Lycia period within city are drawing interest. These are the tombs
excavated to natural rocks, which became the symbol of the city.Amintas,
most beautiful and most magnificent one of the tombs, can be reached via
lots of regular stages. This tomb can also be seen from the below plains,
and when you come near, the admiration against its greatness increases. At
the middle part of the left column, "Herparnias's son Amintas" is written
with 4th century B. C. alphabet. Identification of this person is not
clearly known. There are lots of tombs, valuable to be seen, within the
province. Most important one of these is the one which belongs to Lycia
period. There is a strange appearance of the tomb ascending within sea.
There is a rectangular, wooden chords reminding embcarves and a gothic
style cover with arc on the two layered front side. Both sides of the
cover is embossed with frisks picturing wars, and it is thought that these
are belonging to the life of the person.
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Fethiye Castle It is thought that castle
ascending at the south
of the city belongs to knights of Saint John.There are two simple and
small rocky tombs on the eastern face of the hill, excluding a cistern
with indefinite history and a few writings carved to the walls.
Lagoon) - Belcekız Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon), referred as "The
Eden bestowed by God to World" according to Tourism authorities, is a
tourism center that is cost to world with its reputation exceeding
country.Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) with very green pine forests reached to
shores, tepid sea and long beaches in which all tones of green, blue and
violet color can be seen, is a wonder of the World. Recently parachute
divers from the peaks of the 1975 m. height Babadağı, are facing with the
most breathtaking panorama of the world. There are numerous touristic
facilities, restaurant, shopping centers, as well as health cabinets,
showers - toilets, buffets, changing cubicles etc. within this unique bay,
serving to enter sea possibility for ten months of the year, and
transportation to the center 14 km. away from province is supplied for
whole day via dolmuşes.
at 3 km. south of Belceğiz, is an ideal daily resting place with its dense
pine trees, clean beach and clear sea.
Sweet coastal village at the end of Kıdrak road, is a resort place for
wanderers with its wild nature, appropriate climate, friendly people and
Vadisi (Butterfly Valley) This interesting canyon, surrounded
by 350 m. high mountains, 3 - 4 miles away from Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon),
took its name from butterflies named "Jarsey Tiger" seen between July and
September months. Arrival to bay, which is an earth paradise with pink
oleander flowers adorning environment and small fall flowing for summer
and winter, wide coast, clean sea, glittering pebbles, is maintained from
Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) via ships. Camping area with tents, restaurant,
bar, roof, shower, changing cubicles, etc. possibilities are submitted
within the valley which is the meeting place of world wanderers.
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(Hidden City) It is 50 km. away from province
center and within the territories of Kayadibi Village. It is a natural
miracle secreted within 18 km. long, and its height reaches 600 m. from
place to place, unique canyon. It is an unique tourism center, so wing
mountaineering, trekking, swimming possibilities for people fond of nature
with steep rocky mountains, plane trees and clearly flowing ebullient
It is an unique
refreshment place, in which unforgettable moments can be lived within the
mysteries of voices of water and birds, formed together with wide wealth
of nature with works and creativity of human. Transportation is maintained
with a 2 km. road from Yaka Village.
It is 30 km. away from province, and on the Fethiye - Muğla highway.
Göcek, which has an appearance of a sweet fisherman borough, become one of
the most important centers of yachting tourism recently. It is an unique
tourism heaven with its numerous bays and islands, near ruin places and
surrounding pine grove hills besides its natural harbor. All kinds of
services can be submitted to yachting people within marinas, and if
required, they can also accommodate within small sweet facilities, and
enjoy within fish restaurants and bars, and enliven their holidays with
daily tours and water sports.
Part named by fishermen as "Inside the Darkness", composed of islands and
Kapıdağ Peninsula, adorned numerous bays, more beautiful than one another,
is the resort place of blue voyagers. YASSICA Islands, Hamam Bay, Kurşunlu
Bay, Yavansu, Bedri Rahmi Bay, Tersane Island, Göbün Bay, Boynuzbükü,
Göcek Island, Domuz Island, Zeytin Island, Kızıl Island, reached via daily
tours from Fethiye and Göcek, are also named as "12 Islands" within the
region and holds the characteristic of
important attraction area.
Mempaşa, Küçük Samanlık, Büyük
Samanlık, Boncuklu, kuleli Aksazlar, Akvaryum, Turunç Pınarı etc. natural
bays on the peninsula where to big holiday village of the province are
present, is a daily promenade place to where regional people are
It is 17 km. away from the city and on the
Muğla Highway. Bay covered with dense pine trees extending till to the sea
is an inside forest refreshment area, and is an ideal camping with tents
and daily promenade place in which services like shower, WC, changing
cubicles, drinking water, buffet, arbor, car parks are submitted.
Kargı) It is 19 km. away from the city on the Fethiye - Muğla
highway. Bay adorned with dense daily trees faced very rarely in the
world, is a camping and daily promenade area. It is drawing attraction of
every national and foreign person with its perfect services and unique
nature in which separate beauties are exhibited during each season of the
Çalış, described as 5 km. away from the province and best place to watch
sun go down, is one of the most favorite places of the province tourism
with its 4 km. of beach, cool wind during hot summer nights, "Caretta
Caretta"s, sea appropriate for water sports, numerous qualified resort
facilities, restaurants, bars, shopping and transportation possibilities.
Ovacık These two typical Turkish village within Ölüdeniz (Blue
Lagoon) borough, have turned their these most particular characteristics
into dense accommodation, shopping and amusement center. Ovacık and
Hisarönü, which have become the most active focus points of tourism, are
holding another importance with their being near to attraction areas such
as Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon), Babadağ, Kayaköy.