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Reliable and trustworthy carpet shop is called '''Tribal Arts''' in the Bazaar.  Ask for omer yapis. They only sell quality, hand-made Turkish carpets and you will not be ripped off. The difference between Tribal Arts and others is that they educate people about the history of turkish carpets and kilims so that buyers make informed decisions.
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Trustworthy carpet shop is called '''Tribal Arts''' in the Bazaar.  They sell quality, hand-made Turkish carpets and you will be treated respectfully. A difference between Tribal Arts and other carpet shops is that they educate people about the history of turkish carpets and kilims so that buyers make informed decisions.
  
 
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Revision as of 05:06, 20 June 2008

A boat entering Fethiye's harbour.

Fethiye is located on the Aegean coast.


Understand

Fethiye is a tourist town with an international atmosphere. It has an excellent marina and good night life. The town also serves as an excellent base for touring the inland country-side, and is probably the only city in the world where you'll find sarcophagus in the streets. These pre-Roman Lycian relics are especially spectacular when floodlit at night. The town has a population of around 50,000 but the population increases dramatically during the high season, from April to end of October, when off-shore residents spend their summers at their second homes.

Get in

By Bus

Fethiye has direct connections to these towns: Marmaris, Bodrum, Antalya and Izmir.

By Boat

Private cruise companies operate non-scheduled services to Marmaris and along the peninsula to Antalya. Day trips on wooden sailboats, called "gulets" include lunch and stops at different places. Prices and quality of food vary so shop around.

"Before Lunch Cruises" provides excellent food on board its three day cruises. Do remember to bring your own towel, soap and shampoo. Bedding doesn't seem "fresh" but looks clean. Boat is very clean. Most people sleep on deck in the summer.

By Air

The nearest airports served by international airlines are at Antalya or Dalaman. Antalya is about three hours driving and Dalaman about one hour from Fethiye.

Get around

See

  • The cave tombs - located in the cliff on the south side of town
  • The Lycian sarcophagus

Do

  • Beach activities - swimming, lounging, parasailing, paragliding, canoes etc. The Dead Sea "Ölüdeniz" region has pretty warm water temperatures during summer season.
  • Hiking - Fethiye marks the beginning of the Lycian Way - a 500 km marked hiking trail running to Antalya.
  • Tuesday Farmers' Market

Buy

Trustworthy carpet shop is called Tribal Arts in the Bazaar. They sell quality, hand-made Turkish carpets and you will be treated respectfully. A difference between Tribal Arts and other carpet shops is that they educate people about the history of turkish carpets and kilims so that buyers make informed decisions.

Eat

Pasa Kebap has great meat and vegetarian options at good prices. Upstairs has cushion/floor seating but there is also lots of inside and outside table seating. The fish market in the middle of town is surrounded by small restaurants that will cook your own fish to your liking, very reasonable and delicious.

Drink

Best drink is ayran .. a yogurt drink that is very refreshing! Wines are OK but certainly not to North American standards in general.

Sleep

Budget

Yildirim Guest House

Is steps from the Fethiye Marina and town center. Just 15YTL per night, for dorm and 25 ytl per person double or triple rooms, this includes breakfast, rooms with shower, Internet, and WIFI, friendly and helpful staff, WC and television in private rooms. Air conditioning and laundry services are available for small additional charge. Clean and simple this guest house/hostel oozes a chill and relaxed atmosphere that would make Bob Marley and Ben Harper feel at home. Smoking permitted outside.

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Mid range

Get out

  • Tribe Travel www.tribetraveltours.com based in Fethiye, has an exclusive tour of Anatolia that includes history, culture, adventure, boutique hotels and excellent cuisine.
  • The Blue Lagoon - a famous beach area located in Oludeniz, about 30 minutes by dolmus.
  • Saklikent Gorge - a stunning geological site located on the Tekke Peninsula (between Fethiye and Antalya) - a great place for a leisurely hike. If you want to explore the gorge a bit further upstream, be prepared for some clambering and getting wet!
  • Lycian ruins -located on outer islands - boat from Oludeniz.
  • Kayakoy Village - a hiking destination, these are the ruins of a Greek settlement abandoned in 1923 when the governments of Turkey and Greece mandated population swaps. Features some well-preserved structures, including a church.



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