Blend of old and new
Fethiye is a remarkable ancient town turned holiday hotspot, handy for exploring Turkey’s top sights and the blissful beaches of the famous ‘Turquoise Coast’. It’s got some incredible rock tombs to marvel at as well, and not to mention some offshore islands if you fancy expanding your horizons.
It’s no surprise that Fethiye is a centre for all things nautical ─ the town borders the natural harbour of a beautiful bay strewn with islands. Turkish wooden boats – or gulets – depart for day trips, modern yachts moor in the marina and there are plenty of places to scuba dive.
A different view
Exceptional thermals from the nearby Babadağ Mountain make Fethiye a popular base for paragliding. Take a tandem ride with an experienced pilot and you’ll see the glorious Blue Lagoon and pine-clad mountain slopes from above. The area plays host to the Air Games in October, too, drawing paragliders from all over.