Fethiye stands in the same place as the ancient city of Tehmessos which dates back to 400BC. Although the current population of Fethiye is only around 25,000 it is still a busy and popular tourist destination, especially during the sunny summer months. Fethiye was established as a Lycian town although everyone from the Romans and Byzantines to the Ottomans have left their mark on Fethiye throughout the ages. This region is in the heart of ancient Lycia and has many historic sites among which Kaunos, Tlos, Pinara, and Letoon are particularly noteworthy. It is a region of dramatic mountains, stunning beaches, cosmopolitan ports and rustic villages. Around Fethiye, there are important ancient cities of the Lycians. To the southeast of Fethiye lies Xanthos at Kinik village, an important capital of Lycians. Its setting is naturally adorned while Letoon, by Kumluova village and close to Xanthos, is also interesting. Letoon was a cult center during the Lycian period and remains can be seen of temples dedicated to Leto, Artemis and Apollo. Patara by Ovagelmis, Pinara by Minare, Tlos by Doger, Cadianda by Yesil Üzümlü, Sidyma by Dodurga, Karmilassos by Kaya, Pydnai by Kavadere, Araxa by Ören, Lydoe by Kapidag, Lissa and Arsada by Kayadibi, and Daedela by Inlice are other significant sites to visit in the environs of Fethiye.
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.
Gocek is one of the ancient Lycian settlements found between those of Fethiye and Caunos. Regrettably there are only a few ruins remaining from ancient Kalimche. The main settlement area is unknown; therefore no further excavations have been made to search further. Gocek is still keeping its secrets, as historical writers have not disclosed the region’s assets and history in detail. Examples of rock tombs, monuments and baths can be found in the bays and along the Fethiye highway. There are also some ruins on the Tersane islands belonging to both ancient and recent history. One can well imagine the Daidalos and Ikarus legends to be true for Gocek if its geographical situation is examined. The locations of the ancient cities of Krya, Lisai and Lydai can be found on the Kapidag peninsula that can be reached by boat. Boat trips to these places operate regularly and although the region has not been excavated fully, several objects have recently been recovered from these settlements.
What could be more exciting than spending your honeymoon vacation in the turquoise waters and spectacular beaches of Mediterranean and Greek Islands? It is just the perfect destination. The extraordinary scenery, the pristine beaches, the fabulous accommodation and excellent dining will make your honeymoon even more romantic and appealing than you could imagine. You may even consider having your wedding ceremony organization in one of our luxurious yachts. Contact Turk Yacht for your special request and one of our experienced customer specialists will assist you with any of your questions or concerns.
Besides all the visual pleasure of natural beauty of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea this vacation will give you the opportunity of learning a new culture, exploring historic sites and most importantly spending your first days as a couple enjoy the absolute bliss and pleasure of each other accompanied by the luxurious comfort.
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