Atlas Obscura is an online magazine and travel company. It was founded in 2009 by author Joshua Foer and documentary filmmaker/author Dylan Thuras. It catalogues unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content. The editorial articles comprise a mixture of feature and news articles on topics including history, science and food, in addition to travel and exploration, as well as hosting a collaborative, definitive guide to the world’s most obscure places. (Source: Wikipredia)

The website includes a section on Turkey and looks at 90 cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in Turkey, some of which are in (or local to) Fethiye.

Plenty of reading material to keep you dreaming and planning until international travel resumes.

We’ve picked out a few to get you started…

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead. 

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ONE OF THE SIX MOST important Lycian cities, Tlos was described in the Hittite Chronicle as “the most brilliant metropolis of the Lycian nation.” 

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Abandoned Village of Kayaköy

A Turkish ghost town abandoned in a population exchange with Greece. 

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Kekova Island Sunken Ruins

Hidden just under the waters around this Turkish island are the ruins of a once great city. 

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Further Reading:

The Atlas Obscura Guide To Turkey: 90 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Turkey

Fethiye Rock Tombs – “The garnered dead, inside their rock hewn tombs”

Five Reasons to visit Kayaköy

Kayaköy and the population exchange

Kaş and Kekova