Fethiye & History
Containing the natural combinations of blue and green and nature beauties, Fethiye have affected the important civilizations of history as well, many civilizations have had their share of these beauties by establishing settlements in different regions of Fethiye.
Located within the borders of Fethiye, Kayaköy and Tlos Ancient Cities are the best historical places that must be seen first.
Kayakoy hosts the old Greek village which was established on its slopes but abandoned. With no life on it, this village is an open air museum and great for a sightseeing. Its narrow streets, old architectural structure, churches and chapels maintain its authentic appearance and offer visitors the opportunity to stroll through the dusty streets of history.
The current life in Kayakoy is set on a wide plain and offers a different atmosphere in nature with both local arts and tastes.
During your visit to Kayakoy, we recommend you to stop by the old village coffee shop in the center of the village and order Turkish tea and toast. Also, there are many places offers fine service to their guests with good local wine and music in the evenings.
The ancient city of Tlos was built around the 12th century BC on the edge of Akdaglar, the highest point of the region. It is an ancient city with cool waters flowing around it and surrounded by pine forests.
When you come here, a mystical atmosphere surrounds you and, at the top of Tlos Castle, Esen plateau appears with its beauty. Also just above the valley, there is Yaka Park and Hidden Valley, where small waterfalls and icy cold waters flow, which are among the places to be seen.
We have simply listed other important historical sites that you should see before you leave Fethiye;
Fethiye Castle, Fethiye Ancient Theatre, King's Tombs, Ancient City of Telmessos, Letoon, Ancient City of Tlos, Kayaköy