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Fethiye is located on the Aegean coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best drink is ayran .. a yogurt drink that is very refreshing! Wines are OK but certainly not to North American standards in general.
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.