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Dalyan Discovery Boat Tour with Riverside Lunch
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Dalyan Discovery Boat Tour with Riverside Lunch

A leisurely river cruise serves up a new perspective on Dalyan's abundant natural beauty. With a visit to the mud baths, a riverside lunch and an afternoon relaxing at Turtle Beach, there's lots to look forward to. Ceren, one of our local guides, says, ‘Turtle Beach is a testament to the community's commitment to conservation. It was all set to be developed with new resorts in the 1980s, but instead it remains a sanctuary for nesting Loggerhead turtles, an endangered species.'Sail down the River Dalyan on an eco-friendly boat – which doesn't harm marine life – for a fun session caking on the anti-ageing clay at the Dalyan mud baths. Great for skin and circulation, it's believed that Cleopatra visited for a soak in the mud and a cleansing dip in the warm sulphur pool. Next, you'll tuck into a local lunch at a riverside restaurant, before rejoining the riverboat to cruise past Lycian Rock Tombs dating to 400BC carved into the cliffs.You'll step off the boat at Iztuzu Beach, a magical spot that retains its wild drama. The 4km sweep of golden sand divides the river from the sea, a natural oasis which is a true haven for wildlife. Sheltered by mountains, the beach shelves gently into a calm bay where an afternoon of pure relaxation beckons. Ceren adds, ‘This tour is one of my favourites, as you get to see the river and a great beach in one trip. Turtle beach is special because it's not like a busy resort beach. It's really relaxing.' Round off your day with the return river cruise to Dalyan.

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Kayakoy Ghost Town Tour and Mount Babadag Cable Car
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Kayakoy Ghost Town Tour and Mount Babadag Cable Car

From an abandoned hillside village to the summit of Mount Babadağ, there's a variety of views on this tour. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time exploring Kayaköy, one of the best-preserved ghost villages in Turkey. Elif, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘There are close to one thousand deserted stone houses as well as churches and chapels, even a bakery. At one point there was a plan to convert the whole village into a tourist resort, but thankfully this historic place has been preserved.'We'll start off the tour in Kayaköy, which was abandoned by Greeks fleeing war in the 1920s. Now, their ghosts flit between the empty homes as you wander through silent streets that once rang with voices. Peek into roofless stone dwellings as your guide explains their tiered designs, and discover tiny chapels and a little school. Elif says, ‘The layout of the houses and the way they were lined up was to ensure none blocked another's view.' You'll also see the empty basilica, with its faded frescoes and mosaics. Eerie yet fascinating.Next up, we'll head to the foot of Mount Babadağ to hop on a cable car almost to the top. Enjoy eye-popping panoramic views over Fethiye and the coast below as you glide up to the top station below the summit. If you want to reach the very top, there is a chairlift available. The peak is popular with paragliders, so there's a good chance you'll see them drifting in the skyline. It's a feast for the eyes.

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Dalyan at Dusk Tour with Dinner and Riverboat Trip
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Dalyan at Dusk Tour with Dinner and Riverboat Trip

If you like the sound of riverside scenery and a pristine beach, then this tour ticks all the boxes. You'll explore the Dalyan Delta, starting with Iztuzu Beach and a look around Dalyan old town, followed by a barbecue dinner and an evening boat trip. Elif, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Lycian Rock Tombs are elaborate burial chambers that were carved into the cliffs over two millennia ago by the Lycians to honour members of the ruling class. They are dramatically lit in the evening – it's a really atmospheric experience.'First up, while the sun's still warm, you'll visit a turtle rescue centre, then enjoy some free time at peaceful Iztuzu Beach, where loggerhead turtles come to nest every year. Then you'll explore Dalyan's historic town centre under the twinkle of dusk. It's home to a variety of shops, cafés, and historical sites, and known for the traditional Turkish architecture – look out for the intricately decorated Dalyan mosque –and friendly locals.After your free time in town, it's time for dinner. You'll tuck into a Turkish barbecue at a riverside restaurant where you can relax and enjoy the locally sourced, freshly prepared food. And to round off the evening, you'll enjoy a tranquil boat ride along the Dalyan River to see the famous Lycian tombs carved into the rock face. These tombs date back to the 4th century BC – so they're almost 2,500 years old – and show influences of Anatolian, Greek and Persian designs.

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Legends of Lycia Tour with Tlos, Patara and Local Lunch
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Legends of Lycia Tour with Tlos, Patara and Local Lunch

This full day tour shows off two of the region's most important archaeological sites in all their glory. There's also free time at a fantastic beach and a tasty local lunch near Gizlikent waterfall to look forward to. Leyla, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Ancient Tlos is home to some fine examples of the rock-hewn tombs we see around this area, always carved high up to bury people closer to the Gods. I also love spending time at Patara - one of the most beautiful beaches in this part of Turkey'.You'll head to Ancient Tlos first. Boasting relics that stretch from the Lycian to Ottoman periods, it's a great place to explore. Leyla says, ‘It is not known exactly how long ago Tlos was founded, but the discovery of a bronze hatchet dating from over 3,000 years ago gives you an idea.' Located on a sloping hillside, it's a compact site but contains a remarkable number of ruins including rock-cut Lycian tombs, a theatre, Roman baths and much more to admire. After, you'll visit Gizlikent Şelalesi waterfall for some free time and lunch at a nearby restaurant.It's on to ancient Patara next, to explore the ruined city which dates back to the 8th century BCE. It was once an important harbour for the Lycian League, playing a significant role in politics and trade. Notable for being the birthplace of St. Nicholas – better known as Father Christmas – Patara features well-preserved ruins like the Triumphal Arch and Bouleuterion, offering insights into the past. After your visit, head to the golden sands of Patara beach for some time to relax.

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Dalyan River Cruise Check Out Tour
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Dalyan River Cruise Check Out Tour

If you're booked on a late-night flight back home, then this is a great way to enjoy your last day in Turkey. Highlights include a scenic Dalyan riverboat cruise, an anti-ageing mud bath and a riverside lunch. There's also free time to relax on Iztuzu Beach. You'll have a chance to freshen up and refuel before your flight in a nearby no-frills hotel, too. Ceren, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Iztuzu Beach - aka Turtle Beach - is a magical spot where nature rules. The beach was all set to be developed with new resorts in the 1980s, but instead some areas are protected as a sanctuary for nesting Loggerhead turtles, an endangered species.'Glide down the River Dalyan on a specially designed boat which doesn't harm marine life, heading for the mud baths. Smooth on the anti-ageing clay and have a dip in the warm sulphur pool. After lunch of local specialities at a riverside restaurant, jump back on your river boat to sail past the Lycian Rock Tombs dating to 400BC. It's off to Iztuzu Beach next, where you'll be surrounded by natural beauty. There's free time for swimming or sunbathing on this long, sandy strand. With a bit of luck, you might even spot a turtle or two - they are often spotted in the area. Finally, we'll head back to a local no-frills hotel for a chance to freshen up. You won't go hungry either, with a buffet dinner to tuck into. And what's more, you'll have the use of a hotel room right up until the transfer to the airport.

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Kekova, Myra and St Nicholas Tour with Lunch and Boat Trip
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Kekova, Myra and St Nicholas Tour with Lunch and Boat Trip

An eclectic mix of attractions awaits on this trip - authentic cuisine, a lost city and Santa Claus. You'll visit the ancient city of Myra and the church of St Nicholas, before sampling local cuisine at a nearby restaurant. After lunch, relax as glide along the coast to Kekova island and its sunken town. As our expert local guide Ahmet says, 'The highlight of the day for me has to be the ruined Lycian city of Myra. The rock-cut friezes carved with theatrical masks and the stacked tombs hewn into the cliffs are a sight to behold. It's awe-inspiring that parts of this site are thought to be around 2,500 years old.'Proceedings get under way with a tour of the ancient city of Myra to explore the well-preserved amphitheatre and see the intricately carved rock tombs, high in the cliff face. Next, it's time to visit the Church of St Nicholas, who's better known today as Santa Claus. After a tasty lunch of typical dishes freshly prepared in a local restaurant, it's time to sail to Kekova island, a protected area famed for its underwater ruins.These are the relics of the ancient town of Simena, partially submerged by an earthquake in the 2nd century. There's time for a swim in the warmer months – the water is clear and inviting – it would be difficult to resist a dip in the sea. But if the weather doesn't permit a boat trip, there's a visit to the fascinating Demre museum instead.

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Fethiye 4x4 Safari Tour to Saklıkent Gorge & Gizlikent Waterfall
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Fethiye 4x4 Safari Tour to Saklıkent Gorge & Gizlikent Waterfall

The River Xanthos area has been the scene of action since ancient times – and the fun just keeps on coming with this excursion. You'll go on an open-top 4x4 safari through mountains and past villages before enjoying the chance to bathe in mud pools. This is the stuff of legend.Climb aboard your 4x4 and you'll start with a drive through the village of Zorlar. The village's Ottoman-style houses epitomise old Turkey. After trundling through fruit groves and getting wet 'n' wild with a water fight, you'll enjoy lunch at Gizlikent waterfall. Tuck into a host of tasty dishes with a backdrop of the waterfall.In the afternoon, there's an optional visit — for a small fee — to Saklıkent Gorge. Here, you can pay to do river tubing – settle on a rubber ring and float down the river for a couple of kilometres. If you're a landlubber, you can stay in the 4x4, meeting the rafters further downstream. And you'll also have the chance to bathe in some natural mud pools or play more water games, in which you'll get to squirt your family and friends with a blaster.

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Fethiye Shopping & Sightseeing Tour
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Fethiye Shopping & Sightseeing Tour

Two of Turkey's top things to do combine on this tour – shopping and sightseeing. Shop ‘til you drop in Fethiye's famous markets and bazaars, see the ancient Lycian tombs carved into the cliffs and taste traditional Turkish delight. And as it's a morning tour, you'll be back at your hotel in time for an afternoon by the pool.Before you're let loose to do some serious shopping, there's a stop at a Turkish delight factory to fill your bags with these traditional sugar-dusted treats. After a stop by Fethiye's Roman-era amphitheatre, it's on to Telmessos Gold Centre where you can snap up jewellery at bargain prices. And remember, haggling isn't just a tactic here; it's tradition, so don't shy away from negotiating your way to the best deal. You'll also swing by Lycian Women's Cooperative – a non-profit organisation in association with the TUI Care Foundation, which empowers women to learn traditional weaving techniques. It's a great place to grab a unique souvenir.You'll have more time to practice your bartering skills in the town's bustling Paspatur bazaar, and work your way through the countless stands stacked with spices, leather bags, rugs and ceramics in the weekly market. And between the bartering, you'll even get to see the cliff-carved Lycian tombs, built by the ancient civilisation that once ruled the region.

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Fethiye Adults-Only Boat Cruise
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Fethiye Adults-Only Boat Cruise

This adults-only day at sea gives you the perfect excuse to unwind. You'll visit four bays along the Aegean coast – each with its own charm.As you sail out of Fethiye harbour, you can spread out on the deck as you sail across the Aegean Sea. Your captain will drop anchor at various secluded bays along the way and it's up to you whether you jump in or carry on soaking up the sun.When we reach the second bay, the crew will prepare a freshly cooked lunch, washed down with unlimited soft drinks. You'll round off this relaxing day at sea with visits to up to two more bays in the afternoon.

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Fethiye Boat Cruise with Lunch, Soft Drinks & Transfers
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Fethiye Boat Cruise with Lunch, Soft Drinks & Transfers

Perhaps the region's finest, Fethiye's natural harbour is iconic to set sail, and on this exclusive full-day cruise, you'll do just that in a traditional Turkish gulet. With round trip transfers as standard, you'll sightsee, swim and snorkel at up to four different stops, feast on a tasty lunch onboard and sip on cool soft drinks as you top up your tan.All that's left to do is hop aboard and relax on deck, enjoying the refreshing sea breezes and jaw-dropping scenery as you drift from bay to bay. You'll drop anchor from time to time, allowing you to swim or snorkel in the spotlessly clear waters, discovering vibrant marine life beneath the surface.Indulge with a tasty lunch onboard, before even more time to unwind as you set sail for Red Island. The finishing touch to this day on the waves is the onboard bar, serving up refreshing, unlimited soft drinks while you sail.

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Day Trip to Greek Island of Rhodes from Fethiye Harbour
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Day Trip to Greek Island of Rhodes from Fethiye Harbour

Rhodes is almost a stone's throw from Turkey and with its whitewashed villages and rich medieval castles, makes for a great daytrip. From Fethiye harbour, you'll ride a hydrofoil to Rhodes town, the capital, and have the day to explore its history-steeped streets.

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Fethiye Scuba Diving
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Fethiye Scuba Diving

Fancy taking the plunge and discovering Turkey's underwater world? Then this scuba diving trip off Fethiye is ideal. It caters for complete beginners, seasoned pros and everyone in between.

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Things to do in Fethiye

Nestled in the heart of the Turquoise Coast, Fethiye is the ideal destination for a few days of discovering the natural landscape, visiting ancient attractions, and soaking up the sun on the sun-kissed shoreline. Boat trips, historical sites, and relaxing on the beach are just a few of the many things you can do during your holiday in this popular Turkish town.

Top things to see and do in Fethiye

1. Take a boa trip on the Dalyan River

It is something of a must-do in Fethiye. As you glide along the river, not only will you be taking in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, but you'll also have the chance to admire the impressive Lycian rock tombs. Most boat trips include a stop at İztuzu Beach, a breeding ground for loggerhead turtles, as well as the option to enjoy a mud bath – an excellent remedy for improving skin and circulation.

2. Explore the ghost town of Kayaköy

The ghost town of Kayaköy, just a few miles outside Fethiye, ranks amongst the most popular excursions for tourists on the Turquoise Coast. This village was completely abandoned in the 1920s as a result of the Greco-Turkish conflict. Contemplating the ruins of hundreds of roofless stone houses that still stand against the test of time offers an experience that's both overwhelming and awe-inspiring.

3. Go paragliding in Ölüdeniz

Thrill-seekers will feel right at home in Ölüdeniz, renowned as one of the premier destinations for paragliding. Launch from the summit of Mount Babadag, soaring from an impressive height of 1700 metres, and revel in the breathtaking panorama unfolding beneath you. As you glide over the Blue Lagoon, take in the incredible views and savour an adrenaline-fuelled experience that you'll remember forever.

4. Visit the amphitheatre and admire the Lycian tombs

The ancient city of Telmessos stands out as one of Lycia's most significant cities, with the Tomb of Amyntas as one of its most remarkable remnants from that era. This impressive tomb, with a facade that mirrors an Ionic temple, draws history enthusiasts and travellers alike. Additionally, the huge, recently renovated amphitheatre presents another site of historical interest, offering a glimpse into the past.

5. Go shopping in Fethiye

Master the art of haggling at the bustling Paspatur Bazaar, where an array of stalls from clothing to carpets and jewellery awaits your discovery. The Tuesday market is a hit with both locals and tourists, offering an extensive selection of textile products, household goods, souvenirs, and fresh produce - the list is endless. For jewellery enthusiasts who are after great deals at a great price, the Telmessos Gold Centre stands out as the go-to place.

6. Take an excursion to the Greek island of Rhodes

Rhodes, one of the most popular Greek islands, lies tantalizingly close to Fethiye. If you have time, we highly recommend dedicating a day to make the short journey across the water. Most excursions from Fethiye's port are designed around Rhodes' old town, a distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site. History enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise, with must-see sites like the majestic Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and the iconic Street of the Knights.

Plan your visit to Fethiye

When is the best time to visit Fethiye?

The summer months coincide with the peak season of July and August, with temperatures reaching up to 35°C at their highest. If you want to go to the beach but prefer to avoid the hottest months, May, June, September, and October are good options, as the water temperature is still very pleasant. This time of year is also perfect for enjoying an active holiday and exploring the surroundings of Fethiye.

How many days do I need in Fethiye?

If you want to enjoy a sun and beach holiday, 4 or 5 days is enough to relax, sunbathe, and swim in the sea. But, if you fancy exploring the main cultural attractions, such as the Lycian tombs and the ghost town of Kayaköy, ideally, you should need at least a week. Remember that Fethiye is also a great destination for water sports and adventure, so if you want to make the most of your holiday, you might want to stay a few more days.

Where are the best beaches in Fethiye?

Çalış Beach is very close to the city centre, making it one of the busiest. It offers all kinds of services and many facilities for water sports. Ölüdeniz Beach and the Blue Lagoon are amongst the most beautiful in the area. Katranci Bay, within Katranci National Park, is also popular amongst locals and tourists for picnics and barbecues. If you have time, take the opportunity to visit the beaches of Şövalye Island, located off the coast of Fethiye.