Fethiye is one of the most interesting towns on Turkey’s idyllic Turquoise Coast. Much of the original town was destroyed by an earthquake back in 1958, but the old quarter, or ‘Paspatur’, survived and its cobbled streets and traditional markets beg to be explored. Right around the corner, meanwhile, you’ve got modern architecture, lively bars and restaurants. Fethiye is a town of two halves, both as enthralling as the other – and it’s all wrapped up in hills covered in pine forests, and some of the bluest waters around.
One of the best things about holidays to Fethiye is how close you are to the top sights of the area. Golden beaches to laze on, ancient historic sites to visit, breathtaking natural beauty to photograph – your choices are endless. Fethiye’s closest neighbour, Olu Deniz, is home to the famous Blue Lagoon. Said to be the most photographed place in Turkey, it’s a popular place for paragliding. Whether you want to relax on the beach or get stuck into adventure activities, this is one spot of natural beauty you don’t want to miss.