Climate: Mediterranean with temperatures between 25 and 35 degrees
Sailing season: April to October
Fethiye - sailing paradise on the Aegean Sea
The city of Fethiye is located on the Gulf of the same name on the Turkish Aegean Sea. The drive from Dalaman Airport takes about an hour.
The Gulf of Fethiye is a paradise for sailors. Many small and large islands are off the coast here. From Fethiye you can explore this island on a round trip with one of the countless excursion boats. Here you will find many small, (sometimes more, sometimes less) secluded bays and also true dream beaches. One of them is the famous Blue Lagoon (Ölüdeniz) with its crystal clear water and white sandy beach, which is about 14 km from Fethiye. This beach is one of the most beautiful in Europe. This is where you get a real Caribbean feeling. However, the beach is absolutely overcrowded in high season and on weekends.
If you don't just want to lie on the beach, but also want to do sports, you can go paragliding from Baba Mountain, which is almost 2000 meters high, on the Ölüdeniz. The Lycian Way, a long-distance hiking trail, also passes the lagoon.
Yacht charter in Fethiye
Like many other cities in the region, Fethiye stands on historical ground, in this case on that of the important Lycian port city of Telmessos. Some historical evidence of this time - for example the rock tombs above the city - are still preserved and worth seeing, but much was destroyed in a severe earthquake in 1957. Today the alleys in the old town are a nice place to do some shopping before the trip. While strolling through the city, one encounters traces of the time before the earthquake, such as the Eski Hamam, a Hellenistic theater and sarcophagi. You can get there via Dalaman Airport, just under 50 kilometers away.
South Sea beaches, beautiful hiking trails as well as natural and historical highlights on a yacht charter Fethiye. The Gulf of Fethiye is a wonderful sailing area with countless small bays and islands. To the south, the beautiful Lycian coast stretches along with almost South Sea beaches. Oludeniz beach is considered the most beautiful in Turkey with its white sand and turquoise blue water. Accordingly, it is popular and many tourists populate the narrow headland. Still, it's worth a visit. The clear water is ideal for snorkeling and diving. Behind the beach the mountains begin, the slopes of which are overgrown with green.
The Patara beach further south is also one of the most beautiful in the country. If you feel like hiking, you can follow the Lycian Way in the Bay of Kabak. It leads along ancient trade routes and sometimes runs along the coast, sometimes in the hinterland. The Kelebekler Valley, the butterfly valley, is also near Ölüdeniz, a deep rock cut in a bay in which swarms of butterflies of different species cavort. The valley is under protection, so nature has priority here. On the way through the gorge you will also pass several small waterfalls. In addition to beautiful beaches and nature, there are many historical highlights on the coast such as the ruins of the Lycian port city of Olympos with the Olympos Beach in Cirali or the ruins of Xanthos, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the nearby Letoon shrine. These are just a few places in the rich history of the area, which were created before the arrival of the Romans during the Lycian League, an amalgamation of different cities.