Insider's Guide to Fethiye

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

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Dotted with a dozen islands interspersed with secluded bays and inlets, and set against a backdrop of forested hills that slope dramatically up from the shore, the Gulf of Fethiye offers one of Turkey’s prettiest stretches of coastline and is deservedly popular as a boating destination.

One of the most enjoyable ways to see the area is on a daylong “12-island cruise” that takes passengers around the gulf. Most cruises make stops at about five or six of the islands (all of one of which are uninhabited), allowing time for swimming, snorkeling and other activities.

Highlights might include exploring the remains of a Byzantine church and Roman shipyard on Tersane; swimming off the long, sandy beaches of the Yassıca Adalar (“Flat Islands”); or taking a dip amidst the half-submerged Roman ruins known as “Cleopatra’s Baths.”

For travelers with more time, three- or four-day cruises, in which you sleep onboard the boat between daily excursions, allow you to experience the delights of the Gulf of Fethiye at a more leisurely pace.

Practical Info

Boat tours depart daily from roughly May to October and most last from about 10am to 6pm. Multiday cruises are offered regularly during the same period.

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3-Night Gulet Cruise from Marmaris to Fethiye

Sail around the Turkish Riviera's poster-child beaches and enchanting bays, on a 3-night ‘gulet’ cruise from Marmaris to Fethiye! Aboard a traditional wooden ...  Read more

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $302.54

3-Night Gulet Cruise from Fethiye to Marmaris

Explore the hideaways and hidden coves of the Turkish Riviera on a relaxing 3-night cruise by 'gulet,' a traditional wooden sail boat. Following a route around ...  Read more

Location: Fethiye, Mugla
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $302.54

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