Fethiye is founded at the lower slopes of the mountain Mendos, at the bank of the gulf which has taken its name from it and on the old Telmessos. This is why the ruins have remained under this nice county. Fethiye constitutes the center of the area of West Lykia tours because of many hotels, the small bays which are more beautiful than each other and well-developed yacht tourism. It is possible to reach Fethiye, which is 50 km far away to the Dalaman Airport, by Mugla Denizli and Antalya highways or by sea.

FethiyePeople who go Fethiye which hugs the history, nature and the sea can visit some antique places such as Kadyanda, Pinara, Tlos, Sidyma, Xanthos, Letoon and Patara easily. It is possible to stay and benefit from the sea for 9 months here because of the heat that does not fall under 16 degrees. There are such beauties that it is impossible to explain them with a few words. An eternal blue world is seen after a road of 14 kilometers continues by curling between pine tree forests at the point of downward slope while you believe that the green of the high mountains will never end. With ‘its turquoise-colored sea and long beach the Belcegiz Bay, which protects Ölüdeniz with all strength, welcomes you.

The excitement you feel with the seen of this amazing nature miracle turns into an undefined admiration with the appearance of the view at the end of the bay. Ölüdeniz is calm and not wavy in all seasons of a year as if it does not want to destroy the magic of the centuries so maybe this is why it is called Oludeniz.

Would suggest you a White Water Rafting tour on Dalaman River, which is only 60 minutes to Fethiye. Don’t miss this tour, if you want to fight with the strong bubbles, paddling down the river (sometimes falling and capsizing!), and if you don’t mind getting wet.
The distance is 12 km. and the lunch is given on the shore, nearly midway. Gobun bay, is placed in the south-western coast of the Fethiye Gulf, and is a very calm bay with the crystal clear water, 7-10m depth, and the quietness of a lake; just like all the other bays in the Fethiye Gulf.
There is also a small cafe – restaurant that is run by a local family, and the bay is one of the certain places where the sailors stop for an overnight. Gobun has another alternative called the Cavy Bay, which is just next to the Gobun Bay.

Here is also a fascinating place with its pure waters, and calm sea, which will charm everyone who sees. On the shore, there is a small cave in the rocks, and a stairway leading the cave the strange thing is both of them are natural. So, you can now understand why they called here the Cavy Bay. Cleopatra’s Baths, is a large bay full of lots of pine trees, and has a dark blue sea which goes to light blue, as you reach the shore. In the south – western part of the bay, there are some ruins, which came down because of the earthquakes in Fethiye.

According to the myth, in one of the visits of Cleopatra to Anatolian coasts, her close friends decided to build a Roman Bath for Cleopatra as a present. Because, they found a hot water spring in this part of the bay Flat Islands are a group of islands so close to each other, located just at the opposite of the Gocek town. The property here is the salty lake in the middle of the long sandy part of the biggest island in the group. Here is also a charming place with the clear, dark blue, and very deep waters. But there’s a passing from the biggest island to the smallest, which you can easily walk (1.5m depth). On the biggest island, further to the north, there’s a long, sandy beach leading to the lake. On the shore, there are two families selling pancakes and pastries, which come every morning from the Gocek town, and leave in the evening.

And there’s a big boat used as a restaurant on this island. Kaya Köy is a ghost village located about 18 km/ 11 miles in the south of Fethiye near Hisarönü. The village (ancient Karmylassos) was deserted in 1925 by its Greek inhabitants after the great exchange of population following the establishment of the Turkish Republic.
The Turkish people who came from Greece didn’t get used to the houses, and they built new houses in the lowland, so that the village was abandoned by both Greeks and Turks in a few years time. The church of the village, which is thought to have been built in the 17th century, was restored in 1888. The frescoes were covered by the Turkish people who used the building as a mosque during some time.

Calis is situated 5km by road from the centre of Fethiye and is one of the most striking residential and recreational centres in the region. ‘A place to watch sunsets’ is how some visitors to the area describe Calis and the views across the bay are certainly stunning, especially as the day draws to a close.

Çalis is a small but growing resort that appeals to people who like to combine sun, sand and sea with a bit of local colour. It is set on an inlet protected by 12 islands forming a natural harbour shared by fishing boats, yachts and water taxis. The two mile sand and shingle beach at Çalis is ideal for families with children and there are many water sports and other activities on offer. Further down from Çalis, Kargi, with its beautiful beach and incense trees, is a newly developing resort with a number of hotels and holiday villages.

Çalis has a post office, pharmacies, shops, restaurants, bars and many small markets for your day to day needs. For supermarket shopping you will need to go into Fethiye where you have a choice of two – Migros on the outskirts of town and Gima in the town centre.

Dolmus buses and boats link Çalis to Fethiye and run daily between 09:00 and 23.30 at 20min intervals during the summer. The dolmus station in Fethiye is located behind the white mosque on the main street. Should you wish to take a taxi from Fethiye to Çalis it should cost you no more than 15 million TL on the meter (about £6.50). If there is no meter, be sure to agree a price with the driver before getting into the vehicle, as there are a few around who will try to take advantage of tourists.

As Çalis is fairly small there are no banking facilities, however, it does have an ATM machine and almost all the hotels and shops in the area offer exchange facilities. All these services can also be found along the main street in the centre of Fethiye.

In Fethiye there are two private hospitals for doctors services and emergencies – Letoon Hospital and Esnaf Hospital. The nearer of the two is Esnaf Hospital, which is well sign posted and is located just off the harbour front in the Tuzla area of town. Standards in this hospital are extremely high and the service is on par with European private hospitals.

Fethiye is founded at the lower slopes of the mountain Mendos, at the bank of the gulf which has taken its name from it and on the old Telmessos. This is why the ruins have remained under this nice county. Fethiye constitutes the center of the area of West Lykia tours because of many hotels, the small bays which are more beautiful than each other and well-developed yacht tourism. It is possible to reach Fethiye, which is 50 km far away to the Dalaman Airport, by Mugla Denizli and Antalya highways or by sea.

People who go Fethiye which hugs the history, nature and the sea can visit some antique places such as Kadyanda, Pinara, Tlos, Sidyma, Xanthos, Letoon and Patara easily. It is possible to stay and benefit from the sea for 9 months here because of the heat that does not fall under 16 degrees. There are such beauties that it is impossible to explain them with a few words. An eternal blue world is seen after a road of 14 kilometers continues by curling between pine tree forests at the point of downward slope while you believe that the green of the high mountains will never end. With ‘its turquoise-colored sea and long beach the Belcegiz Bay, which protects Ölüdeniz with all strength, welcomes you.

The excitement you feel with the seen of this amazing nature miracle turns into an undefined admiration with the appearance of the view at the end of the bay. Ölüdeniz is calm and not wavy in all seasons of a year as if it does not want to destroy the magic of the centuries so maybe this is why it is called Oludeniz.

Would suggest you a White Water Rafting tour on Dalaman River, which is only 60 minutes to Fethiye. Don’t miss this tour, if you want to fight with the strong bubbles, paddling down the river (sometimes falling and capsizing!), and if you don’t mind getting wet.
The distance is 12 km. and the lunch is given on the shore, nearly midway. Gobun bay, is placed in the south-western coast of the Fethiye Gulf, and is a very calm bay with the crystal clear water, 7-10m depth, and the quietness of a lake; just like all the other bays in the Fethiye Gulf.
There is also a small cafe – restaurant that is run by a local family, and the bay is one of the certain places where the sailors stop for an overnight. Gobun has another alternative called the Cavy Bay, which is just next to the Gobun Bay.

Here is also a fascinating place with its pure waters, and calm sea, which will charm everyone who sees. On the shore, there is a small cave in the rocks, and a stairway leading the cave the strange thing is both of them are natural. So, you can now understand why they called here the Cavy Bay. Cleopatra’s Baths, is a large bay full of lots of pine trees, and has a dark blue sea which goes to light blue, as you reach the shore. In the south – western part of the bay, there are some ruins, which came down because of the earthquakes in Fethiye.

According to the myth, in one of the visits of Cleopatra to Anatolian coasts, her close friends decided to build a Roman Bath for Cleopatra as a present. Because, they found a hot water spring in this part of the bay Flat Islands are a group of islands so close to each other, located just at the opposite of the Gocek town. The property here is the salty lake in the middle of the long sandy part of the biggest island in the group. Here is also a charming place with the clear, dark blue, and very deep waters. But there’s a passing from the biggest island to the smallest, which you can easily walk (1.5m depth). On the biggest island, further to the north, there’s a long, sandy beach leading to the lake. On the shore, there are two families selling pancakes and pastries, which come every morning from the Gocek town, and leave in the evening.

And there’s a big boat used as a restaurant on this island. Kaya Köy is a ghost village located about 18 km/ 11 miles in the south of Fethiye near Hisarönü. The village (ancient Karmylassos) was deserted in 1925 by its Greek inhabitants after the great exchange of population following the establishment of the Turkish Republic.
The Turkish people who came from Greece didn’t get used to the houses, and they built new houses in the lowland, so that the village was abandoned by both Greeks and Turks in a few years time. The church of the village, which is thought to have been built in the 17th century, was restored in 1888. The frescoes were covered by the Turkish people who used the building as a mosque during some time.

Calis is situated 5km by road from the centre of Fethiye and is one of the most striking residential and recreational centres in the region. ‘A place to watch sunsets’ is how some visitors to the area describe Calis and the views across the bay are certainly stunning, especially as the day draws to a close.

Çalis is a small but growing resort that appeals to people who like to combine sun, sand and sea with a bit of local colour. It is set on an inlet protected by 12 islands forming a natural harbour shared by fishing boats, yachts and water taxis. The two mile sand and shingle beach at Çalis is ideal for families with children and there are many water sports and other activities on offer. Further down from Çalis, Kargi, with its beautiful beach and incense trees, is a newly developing resort with a number of hotels and holiday villages.

Çalis has a post office, pharmacies, shops, restaurants, bars and many small markets for your day to day needs. For supermarket shopping you will need to go into Fethiye where you have a choice of two – Migros on the outskirts of town and Gima in the town centre.

Dolmus buses and boats link Çalis to Fethiye and run daily between 09:00 and 23.30 at 20min intervals during the summer. The dolmus station in Fethiye is located behind the white mosque on the main street. Should you wish to take a taxi from Fethiye to Çalis it should cost you no more than 15 million TL on the meter (about £6.50). If there is no meter, be sure to agree a price with the driver before getting into the vehicle, as there are a few around who will try to take advantage of tourists.

As Çalis is fairly small there are no banking facilities, however, it does have an ATM machine and almost all the hotels and shops in the area offer exchange facilities. All these services can also be found along the main street in the centre of Fethiye.

In Fethiye there are two private hospitals for doctors services and emergencies – Letoon Hospital and Esnaf Hospital. The nearer of the two is Esnaf Hospital, which is well sign posted and is located just off the harbour front in the Tuzla area of town. Standards in this hospital are extremely high and the service is on par with European private hospitals.

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