The first priority of many holiday makers is a suntan. During the summer months in Fethiye that is guaranteed. The sea is a delight and those that want to relax can do so while taking an occasional dip. The more energetic have plenty of opportunity to enjoy sports ranging from diving and canoeing to paragliding, alone or obviously for a novice in tandem off Babadag Mountain, standing over 6000 feet high behind Oludeniz.
This is the best beach in the area and is around 45 minutes from the centre of Fethiye, largely because the roads are busy in high season. It may be easier to get there by sea and there is plenty of opportunity to do so.
Butterfly Valley is a steep-sided canyon running down to the sea and the easiest access is via the sea. It is a lovely natural area where you can even camp overnight. It is famous for its butterflies though the biggest is actually a moth, the Jersey Tiger. There are many different species flying around through the weeks of high summer while there is a waterfall, small stream and various flora.
The 12 Islands Tour is one of the most popular offered from the harbour side. There is plenty of opportunity to swim as boats will stop a few times during the day. Lunch will be served as well and you will be back in time for dinner at your restaurant of choice.
Blue Cruise Fethiye
There are verious option of routes, you can get Turkish gulets and join Blue Cruise Fethiye. An experienced captain and crew could make this cruise best day of your life.
Private Boat Hire
You can get your own boat and decide where you want to go. An experienced captain will have plenty of ideas if you are not familiar with the area. There are coves and small islands as well as a warm, crystal blue sea.
Saklikent Gorge is an hour south east of Fethiye, a stunning location on the Teke Peninsula. You can walk in the waters which are ice cold though in the heat of a summer’s day you might welcome it. The water is coming down from the mountains which are a distinctive feature of this part of Turkey.