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Fethiye, surrounded by pine clad mountains and turquoise colored sea, offering spectacular views of thousands of years of history is a natural wonder seaside town. Fethiye, the meeting point of blue and green is one of the most popular destinations among the foreign tourists.

The name refers to Telmessos the son of Apollo. Amintas Cemetery and the Lycian theatre is located in the city center. The main ancient cities are Xanthos, Tlos, Kadianda, Patara, Pınara, Sdyma, Letoon and Kaya Village which will take you to a mystical trip.
Fethiye, with its holiday villages, hotels, pensions, restaurants cafes and bars contributes a lot to the Mediterranean tourism. Also camping tents, bungalows and caravan facilities are available for an alternative accomodation. Babadağ in Oludeniz, is one of the world’s most popular paragliding centers. Also, trekking, horse riding, rafting, diving, jeep safari, organic living, blue voyage, microlight, Kitesurfing and a new develpment Seki ski resort of Mount Eren offers alternative tourism.

After the sunset the lights decorate the city and night life starts at the Fish Market restaurants in Fethiye, all along Ölüdeniz at every point dancing, parties continue until morning. With Festivals and carnivals Fethiye offers all kinds of entertainment and shopping like Tuesday Market with its pan cakes , Paspatur with its friendly shops , unique carpets, leather with impeccable craftsmanship and design, sparkling jewels and many more.
The local people of Fethiye are mostly nomads, the economy is tourism as well as greenhouses and beekeeping. In the villages of Fethiye you can watch camel wrestling, oil wrestling and javelin which are among the popular cultural events.