Situated on the slopes of Mendos Mountain, Fethiye was established on the top of ancient Telmessos on the shore of Fethiye gulf. For this reason, the majority of the ruins have remained under this quaint district. Because of the abundance of acoomodation facilities, captivatingly beautiful coves and significant development in yacht tourism in recent years, Fethiye represents the center of excursion in the Western Lycian region. Fethiye,which is located 50 kilometers from Dalaman airport, can be reached by highway from Muğla, Denizli and Antalya and can also be reached by sea. Those staying in Fethiye, which chock full of history, nature and sea, can easily wander out to the ancient cities in the vicinity, such as Cadianda, Pınara, Tlos, Sidyma, Xanthos, Letoon and Patara. Here, the temperature does not go below 16 C, and one can frolic in the surf for up to nine months a year.
Calis Beach is one of the best beaches in the area and is situated approximately 10 minutes' drive from the nearby port of Fethiye. Comprising of a long wide expanse of sand and shingle, the beach curves around the bay and the resort of Calis is little more than one beach road along which lies a number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. During the hot summer days, the cool breeze blowing off the sea is welcome and refreshing.Calis is a romantic's paradise, for at night as the sun goes down one can take a long, peaceful stroll along the front and watch the glowing lights of Fethiye across the bay. Calis Beach is ideal for families and the safe bathing plus the addition of water sports in the high season make it great for fitness fanatics.
Oludeniz is situated 17 kilometers from Fethiye and is famous for its splendid coves as well as its history. One you come from Fethiye and pass through hisarönü, which has become an entertainment and shopping center in recent years, you will encounter Ölü Deniz' myriad of blue hues with all the beauty of the splendid hotels nestled amongst the lush greeny. Ölüdeniz , which reminds one of paradise with its motionless sea surrounded by evergreen pines, is a tourism center known throughout the world. Next to Ölü Deniz is the wide sandy beach of Belceğiz. There are lots of bars and restaurants near the Belceğiz beach waiting for the people for the night entertainment.