Fethiye Tourism

Visit Fethiye - Best of Fethiye

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.

Fethiye Travel Tips

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.

Facts and Stats for Fethiye*

  • Fethiye: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fethiye for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fethiye.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Living in Fethiye - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 81.38 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.81 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.07 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 57.13 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fethiye

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.93 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.93 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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