Lycian rock tombs at
, typical of many you'll see around while in Western Lycia.
Western Lycia is the westernmost section of Mediterranean Turkey.
Dalaman — region's airport is located here
Fethiye — primary city of the region; surrounded by verdant mountains, Lycian ruins, and turqouise sea; gateway to Ölüdeniz–the Blue Lagoon
Göcek — yachter's mecca on the tip of a bay with lots of secluded coves and islands, all covered with pine forests
Marmaris — another relatively big town; a little touristy, but nice resort serving as one of the gateways for "Blue Voyage"
Butterfly Valley (Faralya) — a deep canyon with sea on one side and some rare butterflies with the only access from the sea or a hard climb down via a narrow path
Dalyan — miles of channels meandering around marshlands, beach where endangered caretta caretta turtles lay eggs, and nearby rock tombs engraved on hillsides
Kayaköy — an abandoned village with hundreds of partially ruined houses south of Fethiye
Kızkumu — a sandbar lying just a few centimetres/inches underwater, enclosing a cove on the shore of Bozburun Peninsula just south of Marmaris
Ölüdeniz — the "Blue Lagoon"
Rugged and forested, pine-clad mountains in Western Lycia descent right to the coastline heavily indentated with gulfs and coves, making the region top yachting area in the country.
Most towns in the region have some remnants from the ancient
Lycian civilization, whether they be sacrophagii, rock tombs, or city ruins.
Politically, Western Lycia forms the southern half of Muğla Province.
(IATA: Dalaman Airport DLM), with its international connections, is the sole airport of the region, conveniently located in the centre of the region
Most towns in the region have direct bus connections to the major cities of the country, such as
Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara.
D400 connects the region with Antalya Province in the east along the Lycian coast, with a connection to D330 in Gökova towards north ( Muğla, Kuşadası, Izmir).
There are ferries between some towns in Western Lycia and
nearest Greek islands.
Towns in the region are connected to each other with frequent
minibus ( dolmuş) services.
(Turkish: Lycian Way Likya Yolu), a signed hiking route which is a collection of ancient paths and forest trails, starts from south of Fethiye and connects a number of villages in the region, as well as some other towns located east of the region (i.e. in Antalya Province).
Free cold water dispensers, or
s as they are locally known, are abundant in the region, more so than the rest of Mediterranean Turkey.
Antalya Province occupies eastern half of ancient land of Lycia and has a considerable number of Lycian ruins.