LOCATION ON THE LYCIAN COAST OF TURKEY
Fethiye is 17km from the vacation villa and you can either use the regular Dolmus minibuses or it's an easy 25 minute drive to a bustling port with lots to offer. By the harbour you can walk along the promenade past the tour boats or relax in the many bars and tea-houses. In the Old Town (Paspatur) there are shops offering quality leather goods, carpets and designer clothes and the Turkish Bath (hamam) is a must!
There are many good restaurants and an excellent food market with meat and fish at very low prices and also three major supermarkets as well as the famous Fethiye Tuesday Market. Fethiye is steeped in history and near the harbour you can see Lycian Tombs cut out of the mountainside above a Roman amphitheatre.
Calis Beach is a easy 20 minute drive from the holiday villa with a 5km shingle beach, many bars, restaurants, a go-kart track and a water park. Olu Deniz, lively Hisaronu and Kaya Koy ghost village are all a short distance from Fethiye. You must see the many para-gliders at Olu Deniz and also visit the Blue Lagoon with its secluded sandy beaches. (See Video)
Hisaronu has many night clubs, restaurants and tourist shops and Kaya Koy is a ghost village that was deserted after the population exchanges - read Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernieres. Patara Beach is one hour away with a 20km sandy beach, many Lycian tombs and recently excavated Roman ruins and slightly further on is picturesque Kalkan town. In the other direction, towards Dalaman, is Gocek which is a lovely port village with a large marina and on the way visit the isolated beach at Katranci.