Fethiye travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 10°C - 28°C

If you’re looking for some serious tanning weather, book your break between June and August, when the temperature typically tips into the high twenties (°C), with occasional nudges into the thirties. However, if that sounds a bit too warm, the spring and autumn months see the mercury hovering in the mid-twenties, with fewer crowds. Even in the winter, Fethiye is mild with the temperature rarely dropping below 10°C. 

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FETHIYE IS BEST FOR...

Beach lovers: Fethiye is home to some of the country’s best beaches. You’ll find the famous Blue Lagoon a mere 20 minutes away.

Sightseers: No holiday here would be complete without dipping a toe into its fascinating past. There are plenty of historical sights to see and explore, including the breathtaking Tomb of Amyntas.

Adventurers: Whether you enjoy water sports, hiking, cycling or horse-riding, you’ll find plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventures on your holidays here.

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FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Fethiye is Turkish. While the locals have a good grasp of English, take a phrasebook or app so you can try out a few simple Turkish phrases for yourself.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Turkish Lira before jetting off on your holiday.

Local time: Fethiye is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Dalaman Airport. Transfers to Fethiye take between 50 minutes and 1.5 hours.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Fethiye is 4 hours.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Fethiye. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.

Holiday destinations related to Fethiye:

  • Dalyan
  • Icmeler
  • Kalkan
  • Marmaris
  • Olu Deniz
  • Turunc
  • Hisaronu
  • Ovacik
  • GETTING AROUND

    By dolmus: Dolmuses, or mini buses, operate around once an hour between the town centre and local beaches and attractions. They’re an easy and affordable way to get around within the resort.

    By car: If you’re interested in exploring in your own time, hiring a car may be the best option. There are a number of competitive car hire companies located at Dalaman Airport.

    By bike: Fethiye is a pleasant place to explore on two wheels, and easy to get around within the resort. Outside the resort, the roads begin to get steep, and cycling further afield should be left to experienced cyclists.

    EVENTS

    Culture and arts: If you book your holiday here in May, you might just catch the Fethiye Culture and Arts Festival. For four days, the resort acts as host to local artists, bands, musicians and actors who put on a series of performances at venues across the region.

    Air games: It’s eyes on the skies every October, as the long-awaited professional Ölüdeniz Air Games come to town. Held in nearby Olu Deniz, the games all have one thing in common: they take place up in the air! Expect a week’s worth of watching skydiving, base jumping and more, with shows and displays taking place over Babadag Mountain and on Olu Deniz’s beach.