The ancient sites of Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara are all close by, with Kekova, Demre, Myra, Phaselis, Olympos and Aspendos slightly further afield, but all easily accessible.
Naturally, the harbour is the focal point of the town, with local çay (tea) gardens providing delightful shady spots in which to relax and soak up the atmosphere prior to exploring the labyrinth of narrow streets that meander through the old town.
Fethiye is located in the Aegean region of Turkey, on the ancient city of Telmessos. In 1958 an earthquake levelled the city, leaving only the tombs from Telmessos. It is a well known tourist destination in the summer, for its excellent natural harbour.
Bodrum wins the title of “Saint Tropez of Turkey” by NYTimes magazine. Bodrum is the dreamland of those who answer as “yes” the question “Would you like to go on a holiday after work every day?”
The Dalyan Delta is one of Turkey’s most wondrous natural phenomena.At the head of the delta lies Lake Köycegiz, a large mystical lake that many years ago formed a natural harbour. Over time, silting has created a warren of reed covered streams that meander through the town of Dalyan, past the Carian cliff tombs and ruins of Kaunos and on to the fabulous golden sands of Iztuzu beach.
Ephesus, founded in the 7th century BC, was the most important Greek city in Ionian Asia Minor and was noted for the magnificent Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.