Welcome to our second article about the many, varied activities there are to do in Fethiye and the surrounding areas. Click here to read the first article if you missed it.
Visit the historical sites of Tlos and Xanthos, enjoy the natural beauty of Saklıkent Gorge, enjoy a mud bath and visit the the beautiful and unspoilt Patara Beach.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind
For those who live busy lives and go on holiday to unwind body and mind, there are various yoga classes available in the area. There are classes to suit beginners and for those who practise yoga regularly.
Are you a history buff?
A history buff is someone who really enjoys history. If you’re one, Fethiye is the place for you. There are many places steeped in history to explore.
Visit the Lycian rock tombs carved into the mountains overlooking Fethiye. Climb the steps to the spectacular Tomb of Amyntas. The view alone is worth the climb. Click here to read our previous article on the Fethiye rock tombs.
No visit to Fethiye is complete without a a trip to the deserted village of Kayaköy ( sometimes referred to as the Ghost Village) which lies 8km south of Fethiye. The abandoned settlement was a thriving Greek village until the population exchange between Turkey and Greece in 1923. The deserted buildings now stand silent on a beautiful hillside overlooking a fertile valley.
If you want to get off the beaten track, visit the ancient ruins of Cadianda (Kadyanda) near the village of Üzümlü, around 20km from Fethiye.
Click here to read more about Cadianda
Shop ’til you drop
For those of you who love to shop you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Wander around Fethiye’s Old Town (Paspatur). The narrow, vine shaded streets are filled with shops selling crafts, carpets, gifts, spices and Turkish Delight as well of plenty of cafes and restaurants to stop and enjoy a çay break or a meal.
Paspatur is also the home of Fethiye’s oldest mosque, the Eski Cami, and the Eski Hamam, a Turkish bath dating back to the Ottoman period, where you can enjoy a traditional scrub down.
There’s also a ladies only Turkish bath in Fethiye so you can make a girly day of it. Click here for more details.
Have a look at our previous article so you know what to expect …
Direcly across the road from Paspatur is Çarşı 95, also known as Umbrella Street due to the wonderful coloured umbrellas that provide shade while you are whiling away a few hours shopping or dining in the street cafes.
Erasta Shopping & Lifestyle Centre
If you prefer a more modern shopping experience , the Erasta Shopping & Lifestyle centre is the place for you! The centre is well-designed, has a layout on 2 floors and includes a variety of shops to suit all tastes. There is also a cinema and various cafes and restaurants.
Erasta Fethiye is located on Oludeniz Caddesi, next to the Fethiye Otogar (Bus Station)
The Tuesday Market in Fethiye is a delight for market lovers. Marvel at the array of fresh fruit and veg before strolling around the many stalls selling clothing, shoes, handbags and leather goods, sunglasses, household items and gifts. There is a market almost every day in the Fethiye area. Click here for further details.
There is so much to choose from you may need an extended visit to fit it all in.