Fastest way to reach Fethiye is by flights serving international Dalaman airport. Many direct flights are available from major airports in the World between April/May and October/November and less so between mid November and April. Also there are many airlines that have direct flights to Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya and domestic airlines have regular flights to and from Dalaman.The flight from Istanbul to Dalaman Airport takes about an hour. Coming from Greek Islands ; There are ferries between operated by ferry companies has daily trips between Rhodes and Fethiye throughout the summer. The same association also runs a hydrofoil during the summer months everyday. For those visitors coming to Fethiye by road, the distances from the surrounding towns and cities are as follows: Dalaman Airport : 50 km Bodrum Airport : 195 km İzmir Airport : 310 km Göcek : 30 km Marmaris : 125 km Antalya : 210 km.
Gulet Charter & Cruises from Fethiye Fethiye is a natural harbor city in the western Mediterranean. It’s a very popular holiday center with its magnificent natural beauty and ancient Lycian towns. Oludeniz considered the most beautiful beach inTurkey is nearby, and it is a popular place to start a blue voyage yacht cruise. If all places and all seas were known by a colour, Fethiye’s colour would be turquoise. The word turquoise, a blue that has more than a hint of green, comes from the blue used in the Turkish tile work. The most beautiful shade of the colour blue came and settled on the waters of the Ölüdeniz (Dead Sea). Towards evening, around sunset, you catch such a wonderful turquoise you can never see on any other seas. If you call it blue you are wrong, if you say it is green it is not that either but both together. It is difficult to put it into words. It is best if you go and see it for yourself and be hit by a lightening bolt! 50 km from Dalaman, this area boasts some of the regions best beaches. Its stunning coastline means it is the centre and starting point for a number of yachting cruises and water born holidays. Fethiye is located on Turkey’s south west coast, just 40 minutes from the international airport at Dalaman, occupying its position on the south and east side of the bay. Rhodes is just across the sea from the bay – in fact when the light is just right, which is not very often, the evening lights of the Greek Island can clearly be seen from the promenade at Calis. Fethiye has two Marinas. The first one is the municipal (local Council) marina which extends for maybe nearly a kilometer along the sea front and is home to many commercial Gulets and local fishing boats. You can also moor you craft here if you contact the harbour master at the bottom of Fethiye town near the Paspatur (Old Town) area. The second is the commercial yacht marina of the Ece Saray Resort and Marina. This is a relatively new Marina and 5 star hotel in a wonderful position near to the Karagozler district of Fethiye.
What makes Bodrum an interesting location for divers is of course the Aegean Sea itself, which is calm, warm, and free of tides and strong currents. Experienced divers will be in their element with a diversity of diving available. Rugged, volcanic offshore islands provide some very diverse locations including caverns, hot springs, reefs and spectacular drop-offs. For those new to diving there are many safe bays in Bodrum area providing the perfect setting for a stress free introduction to scuba diving? With sea temperatures ranging roughly 25 degrees Celsius in summer 15 degrees Celsius in winter, Bodrum is a great location for diving holiday at any time of the year. Bodrum also offers great opportunities for those interested in artifacts and archaeology from ancient civilizations can be seen on almost every dive.
Bodrum Castle and Museum One of the world’s finest museums of underwater archeology housed in a superb 15th century castle built by the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. The world’s oldest known shipwreck exhibition is now open. This star attraction rates a ‘must see’ on everyone’s list. The Mausoleum The Mausoleum of Halikarnassus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its site is on open-air museum visited with awe for the accomplishments of the ancients. Its monumental statuary is in the British Museum but some artifacts and replicas of its friezes can be seen on the site. Amphitheater Seating about 13.000 spectators the theater dates to the region of Mausolus but with modifications added by the Romans. With rock tombs above, the site provides an unequalled view of the city. Myndos Gate This western city gate built by Mausolus in 364 B.C. has been recently restored. Composed of four towers it stood against Alexander the Great and his Macedonian troops. Surviving portions of the city wall are under restoration. Ottoman Tower Built about 1794 to protect an Ottoman naval shipyard from pirate raids the tower has undergone recent restoration during which remains of Roman baths were found.
The first recorded settlers in Bodrum region were the Carians and the harbor area was colonized by Dorian Greeks as of the 7th century BC. The city later fell under Persian rule. Under the Persians, it was the capital city of the satrapy of Caria, the region that had since long constituted its hinterland and of which it was the principal port. Its strategic location ensured that the city enjoyed considerable autonomy. Archaeological evidence from the period such as the recently discovered Salmakis (Kaplankalesi) Inscription, now in Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, attest to the particular pride[clarification needed] its inhabitants had developed. A famous native was Herodotus, the Greek historian (484-420 BC). Surviving substructures and ruins of the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, in Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum.) Mausolus ruled Caria from here, nominally on behalf of the Persians and independent in practical terms for much of his reign between 377 to 353 BC. When he died in 353 BC, Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his sister and his widow, employed the ancient Greek architects Satyros and Pythis, and the four sculptors Bryaxis, Scopas, Leochares and Timotheus to build a monument, as well as a tomb, for him. The word “mausoleum” derives from the structure of this tomb. It was a temple-like structure decorated with reliefs and statuary on a massive base. It stood for 1700 years and was finally destroyed by earthquakes. Today only the foundations and a few pieces of sculpture remain.
Bodrum is a port city in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year. Today Bodrum is a well-known tourist destination and is also an international center for yachting. TheBodrum Castle, built in the 15th century looks out over the International Marina and the harbor. The Castle also hosts a few cultural festivals throughout the year. Bodrum is an inviting, colorful crowd full of surprises, sometimes a humble wiseacre and a loose wise man, sometimes it is an alone crazy, it is freedom, love; Bodrum is sun, sea and after all it is history… In shortBodrum is everything and everybody. Because everybody has it is own Bodrum here. Some live a modest, peaceful and quiet life, some live crazily madly. Bodrum is a White that bears all colors and also internalizes them. It rains different here and also the sun rise different and sets completely different. Wind blows different, sea smells else. Bodrum is the naughtiest, the haughtiest, the most inert, the most beautiful, the most honest and the most frank child of Nature Mother. Having three Marinas (Bodrum, Yalıkavak & Turgutreis) which are the best marinas of turquoise Turkish coasts for yachts. You can taste various popular cuisines here. You’ll be offered the best of Italian,Thai, Chinese, Mexican, European, Turkish cuisines and sea-food from simple meals to gourmet feasts. Also fast food, Cafes and Patisseries are available all over the town. Cool evenings are the best time for shopping. Night life in Bodrum is as lively and diverse as you would expect. Pop, Rock, Jazz, Folk and Live music meets you everywhere till morning.