Fethiye Must Sees & Dos

Welcome to our page about things to do in the Fethiye area. There’s only so much you can do on one holiday in Fethiye so we’ve tried to keep this list of must-sees short – there’s sooo much else to see and do once you’ve exhausted this list of essentials. All recommendations are what we love about this area and what we would like to recommend to you if it’s your first visit to the Fethiye area of Turkey.

Recommendations are in no particular order and we’ve assumed visits to Fethiye will be in the summer season…otherwise, we would have a lot more trekking suggestions on this list. Should you find yourself here in the cooler and colder months, we’ve got a few tips for surviving Fethiye in winter. And if you do fancy a wander in cooler months, here are some walks around Fethiye. Also, this isn’t a page of food & drink – for ideas on filling your stomach and quenching your thirst while you are in Fethiye, see our page about Eating & Drinking In Fethiye.

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Fethiye Old Town

Stroll around shaded Paspatur, the old town of Fethiye, and visit the many shops for all your souvenirs. Quench your thirst at Deep Blue Bar – well we did say we were biased!

Fethiye Must Sees

Paspatur, Lycian Rock Tombs And Boat Trips In Fethiye

Fethiye Rock Tombs

A bit of a pull, but climb up to the main Lycian rock tombs in Fethiye – the tomb of Amyntas – and take in the amazing views of Fethiye marina and the whole of the bay. You can always reward yourself with an icy cold Efes Pilsen when you come back down into Fethiye.

Fethiye Boat Trips

There’s not just the 12 Island Boat trip that you might have heard about – although they are certainly amazing value for money (prices change throughout the season but are very reasonable) – 8 hours, about 5 swim stops and your lunch included. If you’re based in Ölüdeniz, there are also daily boat trips from the beach, there, too.

If you don’t like the idea of a big boat, loads of other people and music, then there are smaller boats, too. You could also book a private boat trip from Fethiye or you can go with the Çalış Boat Co-op. Those could be around £150 for the boat for the day and they usually visit the quieter bays of Fethiye.

Fethiye From The Çalış Water Taxi

Can never resist taking photos through the life belts

For a public boat trip from Fethiye our personal favourite for a great value day out is the Sunday Market boat trip to Göcek. If all day on a boat sounds a bit too much, many of the boats now do half day trips and also sunset trips.

And if you just like the idea of getting from A to B via the sea, be sure to make use of the Fethiye to Çalış water taxi boat service. Beautiful at any time of day but particulary spectacular at sunset. (Sail time of around 40 minutes. Departs every 30 minutes in high season from both Fethiye and Çalış.)

Fethiye Beaches

Yes, Fethiye has beaches! Take the Karagözler dolmuş to any of the bays in Fethiye. Aksazlar Bay (near Club Letoonia Fethiye), Samanlık Bays, Kuleli, Boncuklu. If it’s not too hot, you pass all of these bays on the Fethiye Peninsula trek. Sundays will be very busy with Turkish families.

Fethiye Markets & Beaches

Fethiye Markets, The Bays & Ölüdeniz

Go Shopping At The Local Markets

Great if you’re self-catering rather than staying in one of the many hotels in Fethiye. Marvel at the array of fresh fruit and veg on the main huge Fethiye Market before strolling around the hundreds of fake designer clothes, shoes, sunglasses stalls. Can’t say we ever buy any of the fake stuff but it’s worth a wander around. Oh, and you should try Gözleme – A Turkish flatbread or the traditional village bread, bazlama. (The big market is every Tuesday in Fethiye, every Sunday in Çalış – or if it’s just the foods you’re after, there’s a pleasant, low key farmers’ Friday market on the site of the Tuesday market. Hisarönü market is every Monday, and Çiftlik Market, every Thursday and if you’re up in Üzümlü, your market day is Friday.)


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