Fethiye is a very pretty town at the hillsides of
the Mount Mendos, the part of the Taurus Mountain chains, and surrounds the bay
to which it gave its name.
The high mountain range formed by rises and falls of the crust during the
Tertiary Geological Period and hundreds of bays lying at the mountainside seem
to embrace each other along the Fethiye shore line. This limestone mountain
range (it was called the Kragos and Antikragos in the antique period) with an
altitude of more than 6560 feet (2000m.) forms the southwest end of the Toros (Taurus)
chain and lies parallel to the shore without a single passage to the inner
Walking on nomad trails and ancient Lycian paths is best way to see flora
richness of Fethiye. Lycian Way starts from Babadağ in Ovacık Village.
Spectacular views will highlight your holiday on the Lycian Way.
Dry, long, hot summers and short, warm, rainy winters are climatic
characteristics of Fethiye . The temperature which is around 86-105 F (30-40 C)
during the summer, is usually above 50 F (10 C) in the winter. Considering the
fact that in these turquoise-colour seas that in no season falls below 60 F (16
C) swimming is possible for nine months of the year, we might as well conclude
that there are only two seasons in Fethiye : Spring and Summer!
The nearest centre for air travel is the Dalaman Airport 25 miles (40 km) to
Fethiye. In addition to the year round Istanbul - Izmir - Ankara and Antalya
connected flights of Turkish Airlines, there are direct flights to all major
cities in Europe, Asia and America. During high season, Fethiye is having the
fourth largest seaport after Iskenderun, Mersin and Antalya provides great ease
of marine travel. The naturally protected harbour is a drop-by place for all
For lovers of active life, sailing in the clear waters provide great
opportunities for swimming, fishing, water skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
The borders of blue heaven of Fethiye provide various choices from north Aegean
to east Mediterranean. The rich and vivid underwater flora and fauna of Fethiye
(with a visibility of approximately 30 m.) is merely a paradise for the divers.
With the facilities it offers nature and adventure lovers, it is an ideal resort
for those who want to realize the holiday of their dreams. The diving along the
Fethiye coastline is varied, fascinating and exciting. The warm and clear
turquoise waters make this area ideal both for certified divers and novices
looking for something different, and who are interested in adventure, history,
nature and marine life. Fethiye is famous for its clear waters with visibility
at depths of 20-30 meters ranging in temperatures between 15-27 C all year round.
The region offers a variety of dives to certified divers, from reefs to the more
exciting caverns, walls, and tunnels. There is also archaeological diving
available in this area as Fethiye is famous for it's archaeological sites as
well as the amazing marine life and fauna.
The seaside village of Oludeniz near Fethiye is surrounded on three sides by
impressive mountains and is fast becoming the place to be in Turkey for serious
Para-gliders. This corner of the Mediterranean, which is on the best places list
for paragliding, extending into the clear warm waters of the Southern Aegean Sea,
provides excellent paragliding conditions from April until November. Oludeniz
has become something of a Mecca for paragliding enthusiasts from all over the