A Fethiye holiday sees you settle in the heart of the Turquoise Coast where you can explore ancient ruins, meander along cobbled streets and relax on the nearby white sands of Calis.
It's the perfect place to be if you want to escape the crowds, discover ancient wonders, cultural pockets of activity and a beautiful coastline. In Fethiye you'll find yourself in the centre of a charmingly historic town that is overspilling with unique boutiques, bustling bars and magnificent mosques. There's also a pretty little harbour that is great for a laid-back afternoon. With so much to see and do close by, it is also a fabulous place to base yourself where you'll find a myriad of options that lead you to the fabulous surrounding Turkish towns.
Most popular hotels in Fethiye
Jiva Beach Resort
Letoonia Club & Hotel
Nevada Hotel & Spa
At a glance
- Language: Turkish
- Time Zone: GMT +3
- Average flight time: 4h 45m
When to go
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Things to do in Fethiye
Fethiye holidays are one of a kind. Fall in love with the Old Quarter of this pretty town, lose yourself in the mania of the morning market, relax on the beautiful beach or explore the surrounding scenic highlights. With so much to see and do, you can really tailor your holiday to your needs and do as much or as little as you want!
The Tuesday market in Fethiye is a highlight of any holiday; here you can wander through the stalls and browse the stalls that sell everything from slippers to jewellery, rugs and Turkish home ware. Don't forget to practice your haggling tricks as bartering for a bargain is a must!
A Fethiye holiday isn't complete without a trip to the spa. Truly pamper yourself with a trip to one of the hamams in Fethiye or Calis and indulge in one of the relaxing treatments available. We promise that it will have you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to carry on exploring the Turkish delights that surround you.
Kick back and relax on a Fethiye holiday
The closest beach to Fethiye is that of Calis. Conveniently located just a short bus ride or ferry trip across to the bay, you'll be no more than a stone's throw from the beautiful powdery white sand that is sprinkled with a thin layer of soft shingle. Pick a spot, lay down your towel and enjoy kicking back and relaxing on the sun-soaked shore. The calm waters also make this a great place for a leisurely swim or cool off when the heat gets too much. There are also great snorkelling opportunities, so don't miss out on discovering the beautiful array of marine life that inhabits the area.
When night falls you'll have a range of options on your doorstep. Stroll along the promenade and pick one of the friendly restaurants that sit along the waterfront, delve into fantastic local cuisine and enjoy a cocktail or two. The area is also teeming with trendy bars, discos and late-night shows, so you can enjoy a night that's as lively or chilled out as you want.
Fethiye holidays – full of Turkish delights
Fethiye itself is a charming place to explore, where you'll find the old certainly meets the new. Visit the local market that is backed by a beautiful backdrop of magnificent mosques and wander along the narrow, winding cobbled streets. Discover the old quarter where you'll find charmingly authentic delights hidden around every corner. Expect tiny cafés serving up tasty baklavas and colourful lanterns decorating the labyrinth of streets, lose yourself in the heart of the area and enjoy listening to the prayer bells that ring out from the whitewashed mosques.
Fethiye is also a fantastic place to base yourself if you're looking to discover fascinating cultural spots. Journey away from the beach and climb the 200 steps that lead you to the Fethiye rock tombs, delight in ancient wonder at some of the world's best preserved archaeological sites at Ephesus and Pamukkale or jump aboard a boat and view the scenic highlights for an altogether rather unique angle. There's also the Butterfly Valley where you'll get close to the dramatic coastal cliffs, sugar white sand beaches and a beautiful array of butterflies everywhere you look.
Please note that Irish Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr.