Fethiye is a city in the Muğla Province of the Aegean region of Turkey with about 147,000 inhabitants. Furthermore many of the surrounding towns are holiday destinations and either fully or partially close down for winter. Whereas Fethiye itself is a year round town. Originally known as Makri. In 1934 in honor of Yüzbaşı Fethi Bey the city was renamed ‘Fethiye’ . As one of the first pilots of the Ottoman Air Force. Killed in 1914 by Al-Samra.
Fethiye Market Day
Many tourists often only travel to the town itself to see the market day. So on a Tuesday you will see busloads of tourists herded to the market to see the usual tourist shopping wares. T shirts jeans leather belts etc. Which is a shame as the town has much more to offer. If you like the hustle and bustle of markets in Turkey the market day on Tuesday will be right up your street.
Fethiye Along The Front
The promenade along the sea front is all quite new. Surrounded by gardens sculptures water features and many great restaurants that now lead all the way along to Calis. In addition there is also the Old Town with its fish Market where you can buy freshly caught fish and have it cooked by one of the restaurants opposite. Also there are cafes and bars everywhere and you find hidden gems at every turn . And the local bus and dolmus depots allow you to get to many nearby places cheaply and quickly.
What to do in Fethiye
There are also plenty of boats offering boat trips around the coast which are great value only costing a few pounds for the day usually with a meal included. Taking you you up the coast and along the bays nearby. Furthermore these trips are quite different from the trips done from Oludeniz and visit different bays. In addition there is also the water taxi that will shuttle you over to Calis Beach which is at the far side of the bay from the old town.
Most noteworthy Mick Scarsbrook has done a series of Videos which Showcase Fethiye and surrounding regions and they show a very good view of the area.