Luxury Self-Catering Villa in Fethiye, Turkey

Where to Go & What to see

Olu Deniz Beach & Blue Lagoon - on your doorstep

A beautiful sandy beach in a cove of tranquil turquoise sea. The famous Blue Lagoon of Oludeniz has calm, crystal clear waters which make it ideal for a variety of water sports and a very safe place for children to swim.  Part of the Lagoon is now a protected a national park. Oludeniz is world famous for it's paragliding where you can jump from the top of a mountain and land on a wide stretch of beach, a spectacular adventure but not for the faint hearted.

Lots of Sports, Activities and Excursion trips from Olundeniz - the 12 Island Boat trip.

Hisaronu - on your doorstep

Hisaronu village is a tailor-made holiday destination, brimming with bars and restaurants to suit every taste.... literally! Located on the mountain pass of Olu Deniz and surrounded by stunning pine-clad mountains and natural countryside. This was formerly a small, sleepy, farming village 300 metres above sea level, which gives it an ideal climate, as it is slightly cooler than Fethiye and Olundeniz.

Ovacik is on the outskirts of Hisaronu itself and home to most of the accommodations in this area and generally within walking distance of Hisaronu village centre. It is 15 minutes drive from Kayakoy, a 'ghost village' filled with history and ruins and perfect walking countryside.

The Heart of Fethiye

Fethiye is a traditional market town set around a beautiful natural harbour. It is a big centre for scuba diving and boats leave from here for day trips around the stunning coastline. The most popular is the 12 islands boat rip, a relaxing way to spend the day, touring the beautiful coves and islands of the Gulf of Fethiye, with breaks for lunch and swimming.

There is a greater variety of shops in the narrow streets of the bazaar area, Paspatur, offering more competitive prices than those in any of the resorts. In the evenings head for this lively area for live music and Turkish bars. There is no beach in Fethiye itself but the sight of the ancient city of Telmessos, all that remains are the Lycian rock tombs, which overlook the modern town, a couple of Lycian sarcophagi and a small Roman theatre. Views are spectacular and its a must!


Kayakoy - close by

Ghost Town

One of the highlights of a stay in this area is a visit to the eerie ghost town of Kayokoy, literally ‘stone village'. Once the Greek town of Karmylassos, it was abandoned in the 1920's. It has recently been the subject of renewed interest as it features as the setting for Louis de Bernieres noval, ‘Birds without Wings' which provides a fascinating insight into life here and the period of dramatic social change which took place in the time leading up to the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. There are around 400 houses here together with churches and other public buildings. It can be visited by dolmus, on foot from Hisaronu or even on horse-back.

Marmaris nearby

A spectacular bay surrounded by pine-clad mountains and with its Ottoman fortress overlooking the colourful harbour, large yacht marina, a perfect sandy beach backed by restaurants and cafes along a palm lined waterfront promenade (For the adventurous it is possible to walk all the way to Icmeler), Fantastic night life centred in the cobbled streets of the old town close to the bustling Turkish bazaar. Just a few of the wondrous attractions.

8 kms from Marmaris this attractive holiday haven, once claimed to be a sleepy village now seeps across the cove with its famous palm lined sandy beach gently shelving into the calm waters and beautiful bay. With a quieter atmosphere than Marmaris, Icemeler is ideal for families or a relaxing holiday with its laid-back nightlife and waterfront restaurants.

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Recommended guide book website with free post delivery visit Turkey Travel Guides 
or watch You Tube of Fethiye

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