Fethiye is a haven for those who yearn for sea and sun, who are interested in culture and history and for those who just want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural surroundings. Then there are the visitors to Fethiye who also want to take advantage of the many activities available.
In this article, the second of our series about Fethiye, we are looking at all the things it’s possible to do in the area.
A kaleidoscope of activites
Take a look at the dazzling array of activities on offer. Please click on the links to take you through to previous articles or further information.
Sometimes you just need a beach day
Turkey’s most famous beach at Ölüdeniz is only 15 kilometers from Fethiye. The calm turquoise water, sheltered from the sea, with its white sand beach is an ideal place to relax, swim and just soak up some sunshine and the beautiful surroundings.
Or you could visit Fethiye’s own, Çalış Beach.
Be active, be healthy, be happy
If you’re a cycling enthusiast there are many cycle routes in the area. You can join a cycle group for a guided tour or hire a cycle and follow one of the routes on mapmyride.com
Whether you are a beginner who would just like to have a go or already have experience, Çalış is the place to be. Click here to read more about Kite Surfing
Enjoy this unbelievable experience from Babadağ in Olüdeniz, Turkey’s top destination for tandem paragliding.
The waters between Fethiye and Oludeniz provide excellent diving conditions all year round. The sights you’ll see beneath the water’s surface are simply spectacular. There are many diving companies to choose from in the area. Click here to read more about scuba diving in Fethiye.
There are many delightful walks in and around Fethiye that suit all levels of experience, from gentle strolls along the harbour to major hikes on the Lycian Way. Click here and here to read our articles on walks in the area.
Art speaks where words are unable to explain
The simple activity of “creating art” has been understood to have therapeutic properties and what better way to relax than capturing the beautiful scenes around the area in a painting or drawing? Art materials are available to purchase in Fethiye at one of the many stationers (Kırtasiye) along the main road into the town centre.
Art images with kind permission of Carol Bostan
A photograph wherever you look, that’s Fethiye. Breathtaking landscapes, amazing sunsets, the ruins at Kayaköy, local fishermen* mending their nets, the list is endless! It’s a photographers paradise.
*Please ask permission before taking photographs of the locals.
A day spent on the water is never a waste of time
Daily boat trips
There is a boat trip in Fethiye to suit everyone. You will see them lined up along the harbour in Fethiye and along the river in Çalış. Spend a day out on a boat and enjoy the crystal clear water and the wonderful scenery and bays. Click here to read more about boat trips.
Some visitors to the area want to spend a few nights out on the water. No hustle and bustle; just the sounds of nature and the water lapping on the beaches or against the boat. There are many gulets in Fethiye offering cruises.
Last year we published a series of very informative articles about Gulet Cruises written by Sue Fockner-Aşık, owner of Arkadaslik Yachting.
If you’re interested in a Gulet cruise and have lots of questions, click on the links below to read the articles.
We hope you have enjoyed having a look at some of the things there are for you to do here in Fethiye.
Click here to read the part 2 of this article.