Beautiful Fethiye is found in the province of Mugla on the picturesque Aegean coastline. This is one of Turkey’s jewels in its crown for sure, noted as one of the most scenic areas in Turkey it’s visited by thousands each and every year, so is Fethiye worth visiting? Indeed it is and here is why.
The climate here is a temperate Mediterranean one ideal for lying on the beach soaking up the summer sun, white sandy beaches here are classed as some of the best in the world and many have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status meaning they are clean and safe and this is important for families with children. Fethiye town is big enough to be entertaining but not bustling or over busy everything is laid back and enjoyable, the pace is slow and relaxing making it the ideal spot for a holiday. The area of Fethiye stretches inland from the harbour for over seven miles, with an abundance of pretty villages and towns. Calis is to the North and has a delightful coastal promenade boasting panoramic views. South West you will find the ghost town of Kayakoy which is a tourist attraction and to the South is gorgeous Oludeniz. This truly lovely town is world famous for its beautiful beach and blue lagoon and you will have seen it splashed across magazines tempting you to visit there and relax on its beach or swim in its crystal clear waters.
This is a wonderful spot for everyone including families, couples and groups of friends who are all catered for in the Fethiye area and surrounding villages. You can find something for everyone here, water-sports, adventure-based activities including horse riding at Perma Ranch, shopping, sightseeing like the Saklikent Gorge Canyon, history including the ancient ruins at Tlos, plus culture and art displayed in Fethiye Museum. If you want thrills excitement and adventure, Para gliding hits the spot and you can find it from the mountain of Babadag next to Oludeniz.
International flights form the UK and Europe fly into Dalaman Airport daily and it is another reason why tourists visit the Fethiye region due to the airport being just 20 miles away. The transfer time is quick less than 45 minutes by shuttle bus, car hire or taxi the choice is yours.
Around the Fethiye region are the popular resorts of Ovacik, Hisaronu, Calis, Oludeniz and Uzumlu to name just a few. Each is different in its own right:
Ovacik – is a small village and is suitable for anyone wanting a peaceful relaxed holiday with wonderful valley views. Next to busier Hisaronu it’s the ideal location to stay somewhere quieter but close enough to hustle and bustle if you want it plus, Oludeniz is just a 10 minute drive away easily reached by the local Dolmus (bus).
Hisaronu – is the place to head to if you are looking for a lively resort, the summer is busy with packed shops, bars and restaurants with markets and plenty of great bargains including leather goods. It’s also a short drive away from Oludeniz.
Calis – has a laid back atmosphere but an upbeat vibe, close to Fethiye. The beach area is lined with an array of cafes, bars and restaurants along the promenade and from there you can watch the sunset whilst enjoying a drink.
Oludeniz – is where you will find white sandy beaches and its blue lagoon, if you love the beach then Oludeniz is for you, here you can relax and let the warmth of the sun cover your body – it’s blissful. Amazing panoramic views with a backdrop of mountains and pine forests make sure the bay is protected. There are cafes, bars and beaches but for an upbeat night out head to nearby Hisaronu.
Uzumlu – is a naturally beautiful area set in a valley surrounded by hillsides, pine forests and vineyards. This is where you can let your shoulders drop and just breathe in the fresh air, it’s a charming village that has retained its traditional Turkish character and Fethiye is a mere 20 minutes drive away ensuring you have the best of both worlds.
Fethiye and its beautiful surrounding villages offer the very best anyone could find in a holiday, it’s why plenty of holiday makers over the years have invested in a holiday home there. There is a thriving ex pat community who went on holiday and didn’t want to leave this gem on the Aegean. Is Fethiye worth visiting? Absolutely! discover Fethiye for yourself.