There is no shortage of environmental wonders where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea.
Oludeniz, literally “dead sea”, is aptly named thanks to the calm aquamarine waters that surround this area near Fethiye. One of the most photographed beaches in world, Oludeniz is a stop on many Alaturka Blue Cruises. Accommodation ranges from 5- star resorts to backpacker pensions.
The peaceful yet exciting burg of Fethiye attracts international and local visitors alike. Go shopping in the open air markets of the Paspatur district to find traditional Turkish treasures such as ceramics, handwoven scarves and clothing, and silver jewelry. Make your way to the fish market where you can select locally caught seafood then have it prepared to your liking at one of the nearby restaurants.
Car Cemetery is a popular bar for a lively atmosphere and 4 Corner Cocktail Bar is well-known for their specialty cocktails, such as the raki mojito. (Raki is the traditional anise-flavored spirit).
There are many places to explore within an hour of Fethiye.
Hike through the canyon at Saklikent Gorge then have lunch at Kayip Cennet (Lost Paradise) Restaurant. After Saklikent go to Tlos and explore Lycian and Roman ruins and soak in the views of the beautiful Xanthos Valley.
Enjoy a cold beer while watching the sunset from Calis beach. If you prefer a less touristy beach, then head over to Gemiler Bay.