Fethiye, one of the most important settlements of the ancient period, preserves this importance today. In our Fethiye historical places article we have prepared, we discuss this ancient city of Muğla… About the history of Fethiye; Fethiye has been considered as a settlement by communities from prehistoric times to the present day due to its magnificent climate and geographical location. When the Lycians settled in the region, it started to be known as “Telmessos”.
Fethiye is a port city, and district, on Turkey’s southwestern Turquoise Coast. It’s known for its natural harbor, blue waters and numerous rock tombs including the 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas, carved into a bluff overlooking the city. Near-shore islands are popular for day trips by boat. In the south, the beach at Ölüdeniz is sheltered by a lagoon, and Butterfly Valley is a designated nature reserve