Activities in and around Fethiye: Paragliding? Swim in Blue Sea? Eat Fresh Fish? Jeep Safari? Hiking? Trekking in nice nature?
The 2400 year old Lycian Amintas Rock Tombs — located in the cliff in the back of the town center. These massive rock cut tombs are very worth seeing as they are literally the symbol of the town offering superb views of the archipelago. It is a little hilly but a scenic walk to get up there. It is pretty straightforward route finding since the tombs are clearly visible from the harbor but you may also follow the road signs to navigate your route. There is an admission fee but they already look great from the entrance anyway. The owner of the Restaurant in the opposite called King’s garden Salih may help you negotiate a discount for the entry which is already next to nothing ($2).
The Lycian sarcophagus — There are a number of stone sarcophagii carved in typical Lycian style scattered around the town, with one of the most preserved ones lying in the yard of town governor’s office (kaymakamlık) at the main street and other on the middle of the road heading uphill towards the cave tombs and Kayaköy.
The Kadyanda Ancient City This 2500 year old ancient city opened its doors to visitors 10 years ago. The city is situated 24km away from Fethiye, and has a Hellenistic theatre, Roman baths, agora, temple and cave tombs.
Afkule — A ruined monastery.
Beach activities – swimming, lounging, parasailing, paragliding, canoes etc. The Dead Sea/Blue Lagoon “Ölüdeniz” region has pretty warm water temperatures during summer season.
Hiking – Fethiye marks the beginning of the Lycian Way – a 500 km marked hiking trail running to Antalya.
Tuesday Farmers’ Market
Island Day Cruises – An armada of boats of all sizes leave their harbor berths each day at approximately 10:00AM and return at approximately 6:00PM. While you can charter the entire boat in advance, most are run on a first come first serve communal basis. Lunch is usually provided, and depending on the size of the boat prices can range from $20 to $40 for an entire day. Destinations during the cruise include local lagoons, beaches, sea caves and other features where you are given time to swim or explore the local islands.
Rent a Yacht to charter in the Aegean Sea with Yachting-Fethiye – Check their website out for more information: yachting-fethiye.com
Paragliding Fethiye is one of the most popular places around Europe to try this extreme sport. The activity starts from Babadağ, a mountain around 1900 mt high, and ends on the beach after a nice trip above Oludeniz. There are many schools and training centers which can provide training even for fresh beginners, or you are free to enjoy tandem flights which include the pilot and a passenger. The following link belongs to a very professional school.
Fethiye Amphitheatre (Roman Amphitheatre in Fethiye Harbour). A coastal amphitheatre dating back to Hellenistic times – as far back as Alexander the Great– free to visit.