Fethiye Tourism

Fethiye is a Turkish town surrounded by an expansive turquoise coast, which tells the history of Roman and Christian past through its scattered vestiges lying within its folds. Fethiye will bewitch you with its sheer beauty, splendour and ancient setup. Once a quaint fishing village, Fethiye’s image today stands for Turkey’s tourism with a range of beaches along the hillside, an Old Town and ruins which recreate the glory of Roman Era. Situated in Lycia, on the coast of Mediterranean, a visit to Fethiye will uncover the stony layers of Telmessos, an ancient world.

A gateway to Oludeniz, an emblematic lagoon which delineates the beauty of Turkey, Fethiye revels in its natural coastal charm. The nearby Kayakoy will unearth the lives of people, who left the village deserted, waiting to be resurrected by travellers. In terms of its culture, its civilization, its tourism and its nature, Fethiye is a storyteller of its own kind.

Severely hit by an earthquake in 1958, the town stands for resilience as most of it has been rebuild and modernised. However, the city keeps its historic self abreast and thus emanates a seductive mystery which adds a unique colour to its tourism.

Essential travel information and Fethiye tips for your visit

  • The Sun in Fethiye is very strong in summer season especially in August. Always wear a T-shirt, hat, sunglasses and a high factor sunscreen lotion.
  • Turks in Fethiye region live with the risk of forest fire. The danger period is from July to August when the sun is strongest. During this time observe some simple safety precautions.
  • Never swim under the influence of alcohol or directly after a meal.
  • Learn a few words of the Turkish language, such as “Hello”, “Thank You”.
  • In Turkey, there are no fixed prices. Especially on markets and in small shops, you have to discuss prices. Usually you can get a discount of 40% to 60%.
  • Most of the restaurants display their food in windows, or waiters can bring the samples if you request.
  • Water, although it is safe to drink tap water, it is recommended to buy bottled water for drinking, because the city water is chlorinated for sanitation reasons of which you might not like the smell.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Fethiye

  • Know the pollution level of Fethiye before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Fethiye for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fethiye.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.88 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.88 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.13 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 28.13 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.13 (Low)
    • Safety Index 72.24 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.14 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fethiye

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 20.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 58.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 22.57 USD

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