The TravelSupermarket guide to Fethiye holidays will also reveal when to go, what’s on and what to see and do during your break…
Beautiful Fethiye rose from the destruction of an earthquake in the late 1950s to become one of the most attractive and modern resorts in Turkey. Its marina welcomes glistening yachts, while the comings and goings of the old town and the ruins of ancient Telmessos remind visitors that Fethiye is a place with deep historical roots.
It is the sugar-white beaches and crystal-clear waters of this largely undeveloped part of Turkey that have earned it the nickname the Turquoise Coast. The sea here really does glimmer like precious stones – one barefoot step into the warm waters will have you convinced that you made the right choice in booking a holiday in Fethiye. A bus (dolmus) ride or boat trip will have you in one of Fethiye’s pristine bays within minutes, while you can also make a day trip to the gorgeous strip of beach at Olu Deniz.
Hotels in Fethiye are of an excellent standard. Boutique hotels and simple guesthouses offering bed and breakfast are common around the marina area, with some luxury beachside hotels on the peninsula further to the west. Near the sands of Calis Beach, just to the north of central Fethiye, are more hotels offering luxury accommodation. The best hotels in Fethiye have swimming pools, spas and plentiful dining options. It is also possible to book all-inclusive Fethiye holidays, if you prefer the convenience of dining and drinking at your hotel.
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Find out when the sun sizzles in Fethiye with our handy climate guide…
The main holiday season in Fethiye runs between April and October, when average daily temperatures top 20C. July and August experience the most intense heat, with long days of sunny skies and temperatures that can reach 35C.
The traditional customs and culture of this part of Turkey feature highly on the social calendar in Fethiye. Here are some of the best events…
Kayakoy Festival; April: Get here early in the year to be a part of this annual event in the nearby ghost town of Kayakoy. Thousands visit to dance, sing, see kites fly, and taste delicious local produce.
Fethiye International Culture and Arts Festival; May: Live music, art exhibitions, family shows… there’s much to see and enjoy during this springtime celebration of arts and culture.
Taste of Fethiye Food and Craft Fair; May and September/October: You get two chances to be a part of this initiative, which was set up to promote local produce, arts and crafts. The event takes places in Kayakoy (a 20-minute drive from Fethiye) and involves locals putting up stalls and selling their goods to other residents and visitors.
There is much to see and do in Fethiye, whatever kind of activity ticks your holiday boxes…
Kids and teens: The beaches at Calis and Olu Deniz are popular choices for visitors, while there are also plenty of secluded bays to discover. Check out Aksazlar Bay – a shingle beach with shaded seating in the pretty gardens that is the perfect place for the kids to let off steam.
Grown-up families: You will see boat operators offering trips to Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi) from Fethiye; climb aboard to see one of the most stunning vistas on the Turkish coast. Between June and September, this seaside canyon fills with butterflies, as well as quite a few fellow tourists.
Shopping: The tiled alleys of Paspatur, the old quarter of Fethiye, are lined with gift shops where spices, rugs, pottery and vividly-printed fabrics – among many other things – can be acquired at bargain prices.