More than kebabs, Turkey is a rich feeding ground for fresh foods, great food traditions and places to eat.

Here are Fethiye five for starters in our EAT FETHIYE section.

Crack a Testi Kebab in Paspatur

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Paspatur, the old part of town, is a cool and shady oasis, with a great Turkish vibe.

Rest and refresh yourself surrounded by traditional carpet and jewellery sellers, spices and Turkish Delight.

Testi kebab is a stew which is prepared then sealed in an earthenware jar.

It is then slow cooked and broken open with ceremony at your table.

Fresh Food Markets

The cornucopia of fruit and veg on offer at the main Tuesday or Friday farmers market is a feast for the eyes, nose and your camera!

The market offers some of the cheap eats in Fethiye if you are happy to cook DIY meals.

The traders are always happy to let you try before you buy, and you are bound to see produce in shapes and colours that you’ve never seen before.

You can find out more about market fresh produce in our Fethiye Market – A Turkish Delight for Foodies article.

The Fethiye Fresh Fish Market

Cruise around the central fish stalls as each tries to get you to choose their offerings. once you decide what you want, then you can take them to one of the restaurants around the edge and have them cooked to your liking and served with accompaniments, meze, salads and drinks.

More about the Fethiye Fish Market can be found in our article Fethiye Fish Market – Look, Buy, Eat.

Fethiye Fish Market
Fresh fish every day to buy at the Fethiye Fish Market

Eat Fethiye – Waterside Dining

There is lots of choice in Fethiye for waterside dining day or night.

Over the years many improvements have been made to premises around the waterside promenade and there are now loads of restaurants around the waters edge stretching from Karagozler to Calis Beach to choose from.

Pleasant in the day time and at night as many offer live music to create a great atmosphere in the evening.

Fethiye fishing boats
Watch the boats from your harbour side table.

Take a Traditional Turkish Breakfast

Ditch the cereal for a day and make a lazy brunch of it.

Head out to one of the many waterside restuarants and indulge yourself for a few hours over a banquet of local cheeses, breads, olives, tomatoes, jams, eggs, sausages and much more with lashings of tea to boot.

So that’s our Eat Fethiye Five for Food Lovers.

There’s more guides on things to eat Fethiye in our EAT section on Fethiye Times.