Things to Do in Fethiye

Discover the best things to do in Fethiye, Turkey. From exploring ancient ruins to relaxing on stunning beaches, experiencing thrilling water sports, and enjoying vibrant local markets, there’s something for everyone in this picturesque coastal town.

Fethiye Museum

fethiye museum

Fethiye Museum is a must see place. As the region hosted many civilizations, there are a lot of collectibles exhibited in the museum worth seeing. We recommend you to visit Fethiye Museum after a short Fethiye city trip.

The road to Oludeniz

oludeniz road

The road to Belcegiz Bay takes you through the mountains where cozy guest houses cater to those seeking heaven scenery. Ocakkoy is a mountain village that is a must see place on the way. You may stay in one of the lovely guest houses and enjoy the various trekking opportunities.

The village of Hisaronu is also offers great opportunities with variety of hotels in the region. Four kilometers away from Hisaronu, Kayakoy, is a panoramic ghost town of old houses and the churches but all are empty.

After a short trip, the greatest surprise of the nature welcomes you. Here is worldwide famous Oludeniz (the Dead Sea), the beautiful Blue Lagoon where the calm, the crystal clear water and outstanding beach is ideal for swimming and water sports.

The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world absolutely nothing but soaking up under the bright sun amid stunning natural surroundings.

The region of Belcegiz Beach is recommended for accommodation. On the Gemiler Island (St.Nicholas’ Island) Byzantine remnants lie among the pines.

A boat trip to the beautiful “12 Islands” is highly recommended.

Kelebekler Vadisi (The Butterfly Valley)

butterfly valley fethiye

Beyond the idyllic beach, a forest, waterfalls and a valley filled with hundreds of varieties of butterflies await the travelers. The region is called the Butterfly Valley. A must see place. Billions of butterflies will surprise you. Here is the most mesmerizing place of Fethiye.

All area is covered with butterflies and you are only able realize the situation as they fly. Due to its heaven nature, the region is a conservation area.

For reaching the Butterfly Valley, you need to go to Oludeniz first and then there you need to hire a boat or take a taxi boat. You may also participate to a tour. It takes half an hour from Oludeniz by sea.

On the way to the valley there is a Blue Cave where many visitors stop by and swim. The cove here is known as the Kodurumsu Bay and it has a beautiful beach.

There are two paths in the valley. One is leading to the Faralya Village and the other one leads to the waterfalls. The village has outstanding landscape.

Boat tour to islands

boat tour fethiye

One of the most popular boat tours in Fethiye is called “12 Ada Turu,” which means “Tour to 12 islands” in Turkish. Don’t be fooled by the name though, as the tour usually only visits five to seven islands – including Kızilada, Delikli, Yassica, Tersane and Pig. The last stop is Knight Island, which is the one at the end of Fethiye. We would definitely recommend you take the tour as the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the mesmerizing view have quite an impact.

Babadag (ancient Mount Cragus)


You cannot come to Fethiye and not go paragliding. Who wouldn’t want to climb to the foothills of Babadağ and glide like a bird against the magnificent view of Olüdeniz? You don’t really need to have any kind of special training for paragliding in Fethiye as there will be a professional coach with you the whole time. It can be a little pricy but believe me, it is totally worth it.

Ancient Cities around


Yakakoy (Tlos) is another place to see around. It is located 35 kilometers on the south of Fethiye. It is the oldest city of the Lycian region. The home of the Lycian Hero Bellerophon, the remnants of the castle, agora, necropolis, theatre, agora, the Roman baths worth seeing. And also the view of the Esen Valley fascinates its visitors.

Pinara is another ancient mountain city located 50 kilometers on the south of Fethiye. The area is ideal for hiking and trekking tours. The remnants of a theatre, agora, rock tomb and bath can be seen.

Xanthos is another famous ancient city 65 kilometers on the southeast of Fethiye. It was an important city of the Lycians. There are three temples dedicated to Leto, Artemis and Apollo.

Saklikent (The Hidden City)


High in the mountains above Fethiye, rushing torrents cut a narrow gorge through the mountains and create the famous formation named Saklikent (The Hidden City), a cool refuge on the hot summer days. Here is another must see place. The canyon is so deep and narrow that even sunlight can’t enter the canyon.

The visitors of Saklikent travel around by walking on the streams and waters. The water is cold that gives comfort under the hot climate.

The Esen Stream is on the way where the water has a huge flow rate. Wooden bridges are established on the stream for the travelers.

After the canyon adventure you arrive to the resting place where there are restaurants serving trout and local food.


Fethiye is located about 135 kilometers on the southeast of Marmaris. We can provide you with the most affordable transfer service from Marmaris to Fethiye. A blue voyage or yacht trip is also another great opportunity.

Some travellers take excursions for Fethiye from Marmaris, such as Fethiye Saklikent Day Trip. You can also try these excursion for an easy and fantastic day trip to Fethiye.

Please contact us for transfer details and prices.

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