Fethiye Turkey on the South West Coast of the Country was identified from its earliest days as a place with a lovely natural harbor on what has become known as the stunning Turquoise Coast.
Fethiye is expanding relentlessly. It has certainly been boosted by tourist numbers in recent years and quite rightly so. It has a lovely harbor and marina with lots of great offshore islands and plenty of quiet coves and some of the Fethiye best beaches to explore in the immediate vicinity. The built-up area now goes from Calis heading west to Ovacik, Hisaronu, and Oludeniz down the coast going east.
It seems to have doubled in size since the turn of the century. The Old Town with its narrow streets, bars, restaurants, and craft shops is well preserved but alongside there are all the facilities you would expect of a 21st-century town.
Blue Cruise Fethiye also known as the Fethiye Gulet cruise is the most popular activity and with the inviting waters of the warm Mediterranean on your doorstep, it's not surprising that Fethiye yacht charter is becoming more popular every year. There are also plenty of attractions in Fethiye, plenty of reminders of the Lycian civilization but there is more to Fethiye’s history than the Lycians. The Persians invaded in 547 BC and as a result, the whole region became part of the Persian Empire. Alexander the Great was here two centuries later.
Early in the 15th Century, the town became part of the Ottoman Empire, inhabited mainly by people of Greek origin until 1923 when Greek and Turk moved back inside the newly formed national borders. Since that time what was a very small town, no more really than a village, has grown to become one of the top tourist destinations on this Coast and a stopping-off point for anyone cruising along the blue cruise east or West route.
Fethiye is now the largest town between Antalya to the east and the South West tip of Turkey and there are no signs of development slowing down. Fethiye is a town full of Activities as well, please also visit Fethiye's top activities page.