Fethiye is inheritor of ancient Lycia civilization. This area is truly enchanting with beautiful mountains, forests, rich culture and history, many islands, pristine coves and beaches. Blue Lagoon (Ölüdeniz), Çalış beach, islands and coves of Fethiye gulf, Saklıkent gorge, Butterflies Valley (Kelebekler vadisi), Kabak bay, Babadağ mountain which is popular among paragliders and abandoned village Kayaköy are some of the many important points around Fethiye. This area attracts tens of thousands of tourists from every corner of the world.
Fethiye is the second biggest county of Muğla province after Bodrum county. The town is 130 km far from Muğla province center and 50 km away from Dalaman International Airport. Fethiye is also close to some other very important touristic points like Patara, Kalkan, Kaş, Kekova, Göcek and Dalyan. Some of the ancient city ruins around Fethiye are Telmessos, Kaunos, Kadyanda, Tlos, Pinara, Letoon, Sidyma andXanthos.
Fethiye is especially popular for its outdoor sports opportunities in recent years. You can do paragliding, trekking on Lycia route, jeep safaris, parasailing, sailing, rafting and many other outdoor sports in and around Fethiye.