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Fethiye Turkey

Fethiye - Turkey Fethiye is a well-known holiday resort city and is especially popular during the summer. Over the last ten years Fethiye has become a magnet for British citizens due to its climate and natural beauty, they are attracted by its less expensive lifestyle and the hospitality of the local people. As a result of the large British population and the high numbers of Britons going on holiday there, Fethiye-Öludeniz was chosen as the best tourism center in the world by The Times and The Guardian newspapers in 2007. Over 7,000 British citizens permanently live in Fethiye, while more than half of a million British tourists visit the town every summer. Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos whose ruins can be seen in the city. Telmessos was the most important city of Lycia, with a recorded history starting in the 5th century BC. In 1934, the city was renamed Fethiye in honor of Fethi Bey, one of the first pilots of the Ottoman Air Force, killed during an early mission. Fethiye has experienced many earthquakes. The last significant ones in 1957 and 1961, with 67 casualties and 3200 damaged buildings after the 1957 earthquake. The town has been rebuilt since then and now has a modern harbor and a marina. Fethiye experiences a Mediterranean climate as well as a semi-arid climate with very hot, long and dry summers and cool winters.

Fethiye is a holiday resort town with an international feeling to it. There is an excellent marina and plenty of night life. For hikers Fethiye is the beginning of the Lycian Way - a 500 kilometer marked hiking trail running to Antalya. Fethiye is one of the most popular places to have a go at this extreme sport. The flight starts from Mt. Babadağ, at around 1900 meters in height, and ends on the beach after soaring above Oludeniz. There are many schools which can provide training even for beginners, or you can also do tandem flights with a pilot and yourself as a passenger. There are boats of all sizes that leave their harbor berths each day at around 10:00am and return at a little before 6:00pm. You can charter the entire boat in advance, but most are operated on a first come first serve basis, departing when enough guests have signed up for the tour. Lunch is usually provided and depending on the size of the boat the prices can range from 25 to 30 YTL for the entire day. Destinations during the tour include local lagoons, beaches, sea caves and you are given time to swim or explore the local islands.

The Dalaman International Airport is located about an hour away from Fethiye.


Region: Mediterranean
Province: Muğla
Beach: Yes
Marina: Yes
Hotels: Yes
Video: Yes
Airport: Dalaman International Airport
English language website: fethiye-information.com
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