Fethiye

Mountains surround Fethiye harbour, early morning shades of blue Buckets of fresh spices at Fethiye MarketWhile on holiday at this private rental villa in Kalkan, Turkey pay a visit to Fethiye, just 79km from Kalkan. On the hillside of Mount Mendos, this lovely town also sits on the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. The coast earns its name because as the sun sets, its waters are the clearest turquoise shade you’ve ever seen. Fethiye has a myriad of things to see and do. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, which prevails along this coastline, you can be leisurely sipping your Turkish tea or Turkish coffee in the town and glance up and see white snow and mist on the mountains in the distance. There is a Turkish market in Fethiye every Tuesday (similar to Kalkan market just bigger!).

Fethiye has everything for a great day out, with a wealth of historical and cultural sights and artefacts - beautiful Turkish carpets and traditional goods are in abundance here. Shop in the old bazaar with narrow shady streets, tiny squares and delightful cafes. Visit the Fish Market where you choose from an array of fresh fish or seafood and one of the many restaurants there will cook it for you. The large marina at Fethiye offers day cruises to visit the islands, take you snorkelling, or out to sea fishing. Outstanding beaches such as Kaputas and Oludeniz with every kind of water sport, and hidden coves are nearby, framed by the pine-clad Taurus Mountains - so much to see and do when you rent a holiday villa in Kalkan, Turkey.

Local produce at stall in Fish Markets, Fethiye The squarein Fethiye old townFishmongers at Fethiye MarketFreshly caught fish and seafoood at Fethiye Market

 

 

 

 

Kakakoy abandoned Greek village

 

 

 

 

There are many ancient sites in and around the area from ancient rock tombs at the back of the town to the abandoned village of Kayaköy, which is well worth the trip (a 20 minute drive from Fethiye).

 

 

 

 

 

Boats in Fethiye harbourFresh fruit in stall in FethiyeTropical ginger flowerFishing boats in Fethiye harbourBread-sellers with tray of fresh pretzels on his head, walking along Fethiye harbourColourful umbrellas provide shade in Fethiye street in summer

Boat trips near Kalkan Turkey

Places of interest to visit from Kalkan holiday villas - Turquoise Coast Map

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