Fethiye is a city and district of Muğla Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is a very pretty town on the hillside of Mount Mendos.
Modern day Fethiye is located on the ancient city of Telmessos and ruins of the ancient city can be seen. A fortress on the hill overlooks the city and was built by the Knights of Rhodes.
It is one of the most popular resorts, with a wide bay and many islands within sight.
Fethiye is 135 kms southwest of Marmaris and has an outstanding and busy marina.
There are many historical places to visit in the city including the tomb of Amnytas dating from the 4th century BC built in Doric architectural style, sarcopaghi and the Fethiye Tower. Fethiye is also famous for its rock tombs carved into the faces of the cliffs by the Lycians.
The high mountain range with an altitude of more than 6560 feet lies parallel to the hundreds of bays along the Fethiye shore line. This limestone mountain range is without a single passage to the inner regions. It is truly stunning.
The dry, long, hot summers and short, warm, rainy winters are typical of the climate of Fethiye. The temperature which is around 30-40º C during the summer, is usually above 10º in the winter. The sea temperature never falls below 16ºC so swimming is possible most of the year.