Fethiye, on the outskirts of Mendos Mountain, was built on the old Telmessos on the edge of the bay that it gave its name. For this reason, the ruins have remained under this cozy town today.
Fethiye constitutes the center of western Lycia region visits thanks to the excess of accommodation facilities, the development of beautiful bays and yacht tourism. Located 50 km from Dalaman Airport, Fethiye can be reached via Mugla, Denizli, and Antalya, as well as by sea. Fethiye, which is intertwined with history, nature and the sea, you can benefit from its sea for nine months thanks to its temperature that is almost always above 16 degrees.
Calis Beach is one of the best beaches in the area and is situated approximately 10 minutes' drive from the nearby port of Fethiye. Comprising of a long wide expanse of sand and shingle, the beach curves around the bay and the resort of Calis is little more than one beach road along which lies a number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops.
During the hot summer days, the cool breeze blowing off the sea is welcome and refreshing.Calis is a romantic's paradise, for at night as the sun goes down one can take a long, peaceful stroll along the front and watch the glowing lights of Fethiye across the bay.
Calis Beach is ideal for families and the safe bathing plus the addition of water sports in the high season make it great for fitness fanatics.
Oludeniz is situated 17 kilometers from Fethiye and is famous for its splendid coves as well as its history. One you come from Fethiye and pass through hisarönü, which has become an entertainment and shopping center in recent years, you will encounter Ölü Deniz' myriad of blue hues with all the beauty of the splendid hotels nestled amongst the lush greeny.
Ölüdeniz , which reminds one of paradise with its motionless sea surrounded by evergreen pines, is a tourism center known throughout the world. Next to Ölü Deniz is the wide sandy beach of Belceğiz. There are lots of bars and restaurants near the Belceğiz beach waiting for the people for the night entertainment.
Canyon is the second-largest (20 km-long) canyon in Europe, the longest and deepest one in Turkey. Saklikent Canyon is so steep and narrow that the sun cannot not penetrate the water which makes it very cold even in summer. Saklikent is 48 kilometers away from Fethiye. You can also reach Saklikent from Kas which is 55 kilometers away. Saklikent is a magnificent place, with sculpted walls rising high above. 4 km. of the Saklikent is walkable after spring when most of the snow from the Taurus Mountains and the water coming from underground has melted and passed through the canyon towards the Xanthos River.
A total of 15 caves have been found in the walls of Saklikent Canyon. It is found that these caves were used as shelter in ancient times. There is a 720 metres difference in height between the entrance and the exit of Saklikent. While walking through Saklikent you generally have to go into the cold water sometimes 2 meters high. On the way you can take a quick shower under small waterfalls. But it is impossible to reach to the end of the canyon due to the natural conditions. At the trials up to today, technical teams could reach to the end of the Canyon by the help of security belts. There is also a 200 meters long wooden path built for walking.
Don't forget to visit the cosy small restaurants built on wooden platforms in the Saklikent Canyon. You can get a nice menu for a resonable price and enjoy the relaxing sound of the water in Saklikent Canyon.
Kayakoy is a village that was almost completely deserted when, after the Turkish War of Independence, exchanges of citizens took place between Greece and Turkey, many "Greek Turks" fleeing the country.
It now is a ghost town, with all the charm that implies. Better not think about the horror that preceded the present status.