Turkish Resorts

Fethiye

The history of Fethiye (Telmessos) Turkey, one of the most important ancient settlements on the Western Mediterranean coast, dates back to the fourth century B.C. Telmessos was an independent city before being taken by the Persians in 554 B.C. it later joined the Atticadelos maritime union. After 362 B.C. Telmessos became a Lycian city.

Telmessos which was among the Lycian cities presented to Carians as a gift remained under Carian rule until Alexander the Great conquered this land. Fethiye whose old Lycian name Telmessos meant "the enlightened land" its Greek name in the Middle Ages was Magri and meant "the far land"

This Turkish city is known as a centre of prophesy in history.

From the Lycian period to our day, some sarcophaguses and rock tombs have remained. The fortress which carries the traces of the Middle Ages raises in the south part of the town.

In the region where the Mediterranean climate is dominant there is no snow. The gulf is encircled with high mountains from the north and is open to warm south winds. The sea water does not drop below 15° C even in winter months. Except for very few rainy and cold days it is possible to enjoy the sea all year round.

With its natural attractions, rich history and cultural heritage, Fethiye has acquired an excellent reputation both in Turkey and worldwide.


Islands:

In the gulf of Fethiye, there are many islands and islets known as theTwelve Islands. The main ones are Sovalye, Kızılada, Tersane, Domuz, Katrancık, Yassıcılar, Gocek, Delikli, Gemiler, Seytanlı and Karacaoren. The access to the islands is provided by daily boat tours.




Calis Beach:

This beach is 5 km from the town centre and opposite Sovalye Island. Along the 4 km sandy beach, there are hotels, pensions, camping sites and restaurants. It is a unique place to see the sunset.







Oludeniz-Belcekız:

The Death Sea (Olüdeniz) described as the Paradise presented to the world as a gift of God has a sandy beach of 3 km. You can swim in the natural lagoon behind the beach ten months of the year. nu National Park separates Olüdeniz and Belcekız beach 14 km from Fethiye. Many pensions, camps, motels and restaurants in Belcekız are open all year.


Gocek:

Is a beautiful resting site 30 km from Fethiye on Mugla highway. Gocek appears as a typical fisherman's village. It's clean, sparkling sea and delightful pure air make Gocek an ideal harbour for yachters.
Has become a popular tourist destination because of its modern accommodation and efficient marina. Dalaman airport is 20 km from Gocek.



Kas

Kas was originally called Habesos or Habesa in the ancient tongue of Lycia and later was given the name Antiphellos. Kas was founded on the ancient town of Antiphellos and the Lycian style sarcophagus at the beginning of the avenue running down to the port is almost the symbol of this lovely town in the Mediterranean region south of Turkey.

Antiphellos, which once was a member of the Lycian League, is known to have gained reputation and importance as a port town during the Hellenistic period, sustaining its significance as one of the leading towns during the Roman period as well.

Today's Kas is a coastal town of the Lycians . "PhToday's Kas is a coastal town of the Lycians . "Phellos" is the Greek word for "stony place" and this name is very well suited to Kas. Its well preserved rock tombs and theater are well worth seeing.

Kas today is a small and charming coastal resort where many sailing boats anchor in its small marina .

 

Kalkan

Kalkan is a lovely small hilltop town that overlooks a tiny bay. Its quaint, traditional, white-washed houses, shuttered windows and balconies garlanded with brilliant flowers that cascade to the streets below, make it the ultimate in a peaceful holiday town in the Mediterranean region of Turkey . Narrow winding streets lined with souvenir shops lead down to the charming marina . of the nearby beaches or small bays. As the sun sets it is Kalkan style to meet on the roof terraces for a drink before dinner and enjoy the comings and goings of the yachts , the business of the marina and the panoramic view.