Fethiye is a port town located in the Gulf of Fethiye (Mediterranean Sea), southwestern Turkey. The port's naturally sheltered location makes it a popular stop for yachts. Fethiye Marina is located at the gulf's eastern side (in front of the town).
Severely damaged by earthquakes, Fethiye occupies the site of the ancient Lycian city Telmessos. Close to the quay there is sprawling Hellenistic theatre as well as a number of Lycian rock tombs that cover the hillside above the town's famous bazaar. A short walk takes tourists to the Amyntas Tomb featuring two Ionic columns. Behind the harbour, on the hillside, are the remains of the medieval fortress Knight's Castle.
The deserted late-medieval city of Kaya Koyu lies southwest of Fethiye. It was abandoned in 1923 when 6000 inhabitants were relocated to Greece in a population exchange following 1919-1922 Greco-Turkish war. The exceptional Panayia Pyrgiotissa basilica, two other churches and a thousand ruined houses remain. Further to northeast is a ruined mountain top city named Kadyanda, which is 2500 years old and has a necropolis, agora, theatre, stadium and Roman baths.
Highlights: Ruined ancient hillside city
Fethiye cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Fethiye anchor in the bay, and their passengers are transported via the ship's tender boats. Smaller vessels and mega-yachts usually dock at the pier locatednear the town's center.
Fethiye tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
From Fethiye cruise port are offered shore excursions to Xanthos (aka Xanthus). Xanthos (historically known as Lycia) is famous for the ruins (an ancient acropolis) on the southern slopes of a hill in the town of Kınık's northern outskirts (on Xanthos River's left bank).
The river flows beneath the hill. A road encircles the hill and also runs through the Xanthos ruins. During archaeological excavations at Xanthos, many Lycian and Greek texts were discovered, including some bilingual that are useful in the Lycian language understanding. At the site was discovered even a trilingual recording (on the Xanthian Obelisk monument) which includes also the Anatolian (aka Milyan) language.
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