Set in one of the region’s most beautiful natural harbours, Fethiye on the “Turquoise Coast” region of Turkey is a laid back resort with a jaw-dropping backdrop of lush green hills. It’s a favourite destination of visitors coming to the Western Mediterranean because of its gorgeous beaches, atmospheric old town and traditional bars and restaurants. Staying in Fethiye also provides easy access to Turkey’s idyllic countryside.
Close to Fethiye’s centre, the old quarter of Paspatur is lined with cobbled streets and individual shops selling fresh Turkish Delight and handmade jewellery. For a day out, catch a boat from Fethiye to Butterfly Valley’s white sand and rugged cliffs or head into the countryside for a visit to the ghost town of Kayakoy. This crumbling but still attractive town was abandoned 100 years ago and provides a great insight into Fethiye’s history.
The nearest beach to Fethiye is Calis Beach. This beach is a mixture of sand and shingle and is incredibly family friendly with a gentle slope into the clear sea water and cafés and restaurants nearby. The popular resort of Olu Deniz is a short journey away by car or there are plenty of pretty islands to explore, such as Red Island and Rabbit Island, if you fancy hopping on a boat for the day.
You’ll not be short for somewhere to eat and drink in Fethiye. There are restaurants, bars and cafes dotted around the city centre, harbour and Calis Beach meaning there is something for everyone in this Turkish resort. From fresh seafood to traditional Turkish dishes and Mediterranean specialities, your taste buds will be tantalised every day of your holiday. If you’re a coffee person, don’t miss out on a cup of deliciously rich and sweet Turkish coffee.