Top Historical Places in Fethiye

Are you looking to explore the history of Fethiye through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Fethiye including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Fethiye. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Fethiye ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Fethiye, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Fethiye for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Fethiye with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Ancient Lycian Site Of Tlos

    Outdoors, Historical Site, Tomb

    Tlos, a highly important religious centre in ancient Lycia, was rediscovered by Charles Fellow in 1838. With a history of more than 4000 years ago,the site is considered to be  one of the oldest and the largest inhabitations of Lycian empire. Tlos attracts tourists with its ruined charm. Also known for its rock tombs, the site is nestled within the gigantic Akdaglar Mountains. Once the &ld...Read more
  2. Xanthos

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    An archaeological site that dates back to 8th century B.c, Xanthos was once the capital city of Lycian Federation in turkey. Located near the village of Kinik on a hillside, Xanthos is surrounded by beautiful natural view overlooking the Esen River. From this elevation one receives a supreme view of the Xanthos Valley surrounded by the spectacular Taurus Mountains. The site along with Letoon ha...Read more
  3. Amynthas Rock Tomb

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    Amynthas Rock Tomb

    Outdoors, Nature, Tomb

    The site dates back to 4th century B. C and gives us a profound understanding of Roman practices of burial. One of the main tombs is of Amynthas, the son of Hermapias, after which the whole site has been named. His tomb is in the form of a temple built in Ion style, and has a landing with adjacent pillars at the two sides, with four steps leading to it. Apart from this central tomb, the visitor...Read more
  4. Paspatur

    Bar, Outdoors, Market, Town

    If you wish to observe the traditional Turkish setup, visit its Old Town which houses local markets, an old age Hamam, bars and restaurants. The town is famous for its Tuesday market. Considered as the central line of Fethiye, the town is filled with Turkish carpets, jewellery and antiques. Meander through its narrow lanes and you shall be able to encounter the Old Mosque that stands on the edg...Read more
  5. Fethiye Museum

    Museum, Statue

    The Fethiye Museum exhibits the Lycian and Byzantine ancient artefacts, most of them which were found during the excavations of the Roman amphitheatre. The museum has been provided with a garden that incorporates displays such as Lycian pieces from the Bronze, Archaic, Hellenistic and Roman ages. The Tlos Statues in the garden will welcome you to the immense history present inside in two halls-...Read more
  6. Gemiler Island

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    Gemiler Island

    Outdoors, Island, Entertainment, Nature

    An astonishing confluence of the historic and the picturesque, Gemiler Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations around Fethiye. According to the archaeologists, the island was the location of the original tomb of Saint Nicholas, popularly known as Santa Claus. Once a key stop on the Christian pilgrimage route to the Holy Land, the island is today strewn with churches dating back t...Read more
  7. Cadianda Roman Ruins

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site

    Located just 20 kms away from Fethiye, the travellers can find an ancient Byzantine settlement located just above the village of Uzumlu, known as Cadianda Roman ruins. The visitors would be astonished to imagine and recreate the city as it would have been once through the vestiges that have passed on to us. After a great deal of trekking to reach the top, you shall be presented with spectacular...Read more
  8. Letoon

    4.4 (521 Votes)

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Archaeological Site , Nature

    Today, an archaeological site, Letoon was once a religious centre in the belt of Lycian settlements. The site was named after the Goddess Leto, deity of Lycia. Administered as the sacred cult centre of Xanthos which lay 10 kms away, it is considered to be the most remarkable archaeological site of Turkey. Built during Roman times, the site was re-christened in 5th century A.D by building a chur...Read more
  9. Afkule Monastry

    4.5 (417 Votes)
    Afkule Monastry

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Adventure

    Translated as “Tower of Hope”, Afkule is an ancient monastery situated in Kayakoy. Built by Ayios Elefterios- a monk from 11th century-the whole structure has been built with stones. The ruins of the structure feature separated carved rooms as well as a stable. As for the location, the site offers spectacular views of the open Mediterranean Sea and the curve of the earth’s hor...Read more