Summer time in Turkey usually bears quite hot temperatures. When the season comes, numerous travelers – both domestic and international – flood into seaside destinations on the Aegean Coast and Mediterranean region, filling them to the brink, not leaving much room for the type of traveler who wishes to satisfy their inner leisure and history buffs in peace. One destination in particular, however, remains beautifully peaceful for those who pay attention. That destination’s name is Fethiye.
Located in the Mugla province of Aegean region of Turkey, Fethiye is truly a sight to behold. It is a hub for authentic Turkish boat cruises called gulets coming and going, departing for historical and leisure trips all along the Aegean-Mediterranean coastline. Its population never goes up from the 50.000 mark, making it an ideal spot for resting and exploration in Turkey. Not surprisingly, quite a large part of its residents are made up of British citizens and people from other European countries, settling in for an international atmosphere. Its authentic boutique hotels offer the warmest kind of service and there are many opportunities to grab, including summer tours and vacations in Turkey.
Since the town was built on the ancient ruins of Telmessos, its residential history can be traced back to the 5th Century BC. As another cradle of civilization which we see throughout our tours in Turkey and in the area, Fethiye was a well-desired spot for many civilizations including the Lycian Kingdom, Persian Empire, Macedonian Empire, Romans and finally Ottomans.
When you are in town or if you are traveling as a part of our tour packages, you should definitely visit and pay attention to the Amintas Rock Tombs – the royal burial grounds carved into a rocky hill. On top of this, the ancient theatre, Lycian sarcophagus, Kadyanda Ancient City and Afkule should be on your list of must-see spots if you have some free time in Fethiye. On leisure days, it would make your visit memorable to join the day cruises, visit the farmer’s market for a natural experience of Turkish food culture, take advantage of the golden isolated beaches for a swim or even better – do paragliding over Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon) since it is one of the most suitable environments in the world for it. If you are feeling up to it, you should also join the Lycian Trail walks since Fethiye marks the beginning of the mystical, unspoilt trail that leads to an amazing travel experience.
As Imperial Travel, we have made it our mission to introduce you to the world of wonders such as Fethiye – via Travel Booking Turkey. In many of our Turkey tour packages, multiple tours in Fethiye are included as either in small group tours or private tours, so we can be a proper host on your journey where you will be satisfied both as a history buff and sightseer. For further information or travel tips about tours in Fethiye or in general, feel free to contact us and view our gallery.