ÖLÜDENİZÖlüdeniz is a town in Fethiye District of Muğla. Ölüdeniz beach was selected as the most beautiful beach in the world in 2006 by 82% of the votes. The town is developed in terms of tourism. It was depicted as the land of light and sun by Lycians and the distant lands in the Middle Ages. It is located on the Teke Peninsula in southwestern Anatolia. It is one of the lagoon formations in Turkey. One of the quite popular tourism destinations not only in Turkey but also in the world, Ölüdeniz hosts thousands of tourists each year with its unique natural wonders and assets. Ölüdeniz Lagoon is in west of the beach. Surrounded by pine trees and hills, the lagoon has a narrow passage to the open sea. The area under protection is a natural wonder with its sandy beach and warm turquoise water. Listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for several times, Ölüdeniz Beach and Lagoon offer a unique natural wonder to all guests.
One of the oldest settlements in the history of Fethiye, Kayaköy is reached by an 8 km drive on the mountain road south of Fethiye. Present popularity of Kayaköy is due to an abandoned Greek city after Turkish War of Independence rather than the remains of ancient period. Greeks and Turks have lived for centuries in Kaya pit. Turks who made a living by agriculture and livestock breeding used to live in houses on the plain and Greeks who engaged in crafts and trade used to live in houses on the slopes. Greeks named the area Levissi, Turkmens possibly from the Kayı Tribe of Oghuz Turks named the area Kaya. There are 350-400 50 m2 two storey houses with underground cisterns on the entrance where the rainwater on the roof is collected, lower floors of which are used as cellar in general, which do not block each other in terms of views and light. You can visit numerous chapels, two large churches, a school building and a custom building scattered among these houses.
Saklıkent is approximately 45 minutes from Fethiye. Although it is close to many historic places, Saklıkent Canyon was discovered by a shepherd 26 years ago. Ice cold water from the melting snow on the mountains flows towards the paradise hidden between rocks. The park became valuable thanks to the canyon. National Park is a natural wonder worth visiting. A wonderful walk is waiting for you with the canyon beneath you. At first you may think that the water is calm, but it gets stronger as you walk and white foamy water is waiting for you. As you walk, you will see a junction with a straight path on one side and a path to a small island. You will feel this wonderful beauty more as you proceed between the rocks and among trees beyond the strong flow.
Welcoming its guests with its mesmerizing atmosphere and distinctive fish booths, Fethiye Fish Market turns conventional fisherman tradition into a feast with its special ambience. It guarantees an unforgettable taste and joy with delicacies that you cannot find somewhere else, fresh fish from Aegean and Mediterranean seas and songs sung altogether.
Surrounded by 350 m high cliffs, the valley is named after over 80 butterfly species it accommodates (Especially Tiger Butterfly is very famous). Waterfall pouring from 50 m height reaches the Mediterranean with a stream flowing through the valley. With all these features and unspoiled nature, Faralya Butterfly Valley is the unique summer destination of nature lovers and peace seekers.
It is the rock tomb in the city centre from the Lycian period (4th century BC). Amintas is reached by climbing about 100 steps. Fethiye and sea view is amazing. Tombs are carved into rocks suitable for carving and engraving for people with high status. Lycian artefacts (4th century BC) are striking in the city. These are tombs carved into natural rocks which became the symbol of the city. The most beautiful and magnificent tomb, Amintas is reached by climbing a number of clean-cut steps. This tomb is also easily seen from plains down below and your admiration will increase as you come closer.
Babadağ is one of the most important paragliding spots not only in Turkey but also in the world. Floating in the air with amazing Ölüdeniz Lagoon and Belcekız Beach glittering below makes Babadağ very special. On Babadağ where over 60 thousand flights were made in 2010, there are South Track on 1700 metres, North Track on 1800 metres and Summit Track on 1900 metres. Flights from Babadağ started when the paragliders who came to Ölüdeniz as tourists developed the idea of flying from the top. Lied down on the sand and looking at the top of Babadağ on Belcekız Beach, the travellers wanted to step out of sea-sun- sand trio and dreamed. Years passed and the dreams come true. Today, flying from the top of Babadağ which is covered with snow even in May and landing on Belcekız Beach and taking off your jumpsuit and diving into the blue sea is an amazing experience for nature, sea and adventure lovers.