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Don’t Miss Fethiye While Sailing Turkey

By MedSailors Crew
on  July 04, 2013

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The Turkish city of Fethiye lies on the Aegean coastline and is one of the region’s major tourist centres. Attracted by the climate, affordability and its great natural beauty, thousands flock to Fethiye each year to experience all the city and its surrounding areas have to offer.


Built on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, Fethiye is home to many ancient rock tombs, the most famous of which is the Tomb of Amyntas. Dating from 350 BC, the tomb is carved into the mountainside bordering the city. Reaching cavernous heights, the Tomb of Amyntas is an awe-inspiring sight and one that is completely unique. Fethiye is also perhaps the only city in the world where sarcophagi can be found lining the streets, which certainly sets it apart from regular tourist haunts!

Shop the Old Town and Market

Paspatur is Fathiye’s designated ‘Old Town’ area and a great place to start for anyone looking for Turkish trinkets and gifts. Even in the height of summer, the shaded streets of Paspatur ensure you stay cool and comfortable. If the heat does become too much for you, the area has some great bars that contribute to the Old Town’s laid back and welcoming vibe.

If finding a bargain is more your cup of tea then be sure to visit Fathiye’s Tuesday market. The weekly event has hundreds of stalls with everything from the freshest fruit and vegetables to clothing and sunglasses. Perfect for those needing to stock up on food while sailing Turkey, it is also great just to wander around and marvel at everything on offer!


Last but not least, how could we overlook the beaches of Fethiye? Fethiye is blessed with a Mediterranean climate and dazzling blue waters, both of which make its beaches popular with tourists and locals alike. The shores and seas play host to many activities, including paragliding, canoeing and even diving expeditions to local lagoons and sea caves.

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