One of the best port cities in Turkey, Fethiye, is one of the must visit places when you happen to be there. It is located in the Southwestern Turquoise Coast which is known for its natural and scenic harbor that is surrounded with blue waters and historical sites like the 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas, at the top of a mountain where you can get a picturesque view of the entire city.
There are also near-shore islands where you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming via day trips by boats. Fethiye is a neighboring city adjacent to the town of Olu Deniz where the famous Blue Lagoon and the Butterfly Valley is situated and are both considered as a natural reserve by the national government.
If you happen to stay at the Thomas cook jiva beach resort holidays and do not know what to do aside from staying in your room the whole day, this article will help you out on what to do when you are in Fethiye.
- Visit the Fethiye Rock Tombs- All you need is a strong determination and endurance, you have to climb the Lycian Rock Tombs in Fethiye to fulfill a great experience and adventure in the city. The tomb of Amyntas will give you a 360-degree view of the entire Fethiye and the entire coastline of the city. There, you are served with an icy cold Efes Pilsen beer for conquering a long and tiring climb.
- Fethiye Boat Trips- Fethiye is surrounded by small islets which also have its own hidden beaches and small coastlines perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are around 12 island boat trips that you can have there. It will take eight hours and five swim stops if you avail of the entire day boat trips in Fethiye.
- Enjoy the beaches of Fethiye- The Karagozler Dolmus is the most popular bays in Fethiye near the Aksazlar Bay and the Samanlik Bay and Kuleli Beach which have its own marina for the yachts that docks there frequently. If you want to trek the mountainous side of Fethiye, you can try the Fethiye Peninsula Trek which is held every Sundays.
- Go shopping at the local markets of Fethiye- If you want to bring home a lot of memorabilia and local ornaments and other stuff that you can consider as souvenir, try visit the Fethiye market while strolling around the city. You will also be treated with fresh fruits, delicious food and get to know more about rare spices from different merchants that will surely offer you a great bargain. Also, you can try and taste the famous Turkish flatbread called Gozleme in the market or visit the traditional bakers of it in Bazlama.