Fethiye is the perfect launching pad to explore the many tourist attractions and things to do along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. This harborside town is in a prime position for heading out to the surrounding beaches or going inland to discover the crumbling remnants of this region’s ancient Lycian culture.

If it’s all about location, Fethiye provides it all. The town itself is a prosperous but laid-back kind of place; just what you need to return to after a day’s hectic sightseeing of mighty rock-cut tombs and mountain-top, UNESCO-protected ruins or sunbathing bliss, boating, and paragliding action. Plan your trip with our list of the top things to do in Fethiye.

Oludeniz Beach

Oludeniz Beach is the much photographed beach of Turkey’s Southern Coast, famous for its ever varying shades of turquoise and azure, and soft sands.

Oludeniz Beach Map

Blue Lagoon

Separated from the main beach by a sand bar and narrow channel, the lagoon beckons you into its shallow waters. You can immerse yourself, paddle barefoot along the shoreline or swim across to the tiny island at the mouth of the lagoon.

Blue Lagoon

Kidrak Beach

It has been more recently become known as ‘Paradise Beach’. With deep ever changing turquoise waters, a fine pebbled strand shaded by stately pine trees and backed by high scenic cliffs, the beach warrants this name.

Kidrak Beach Map

Butterfly Valley

There is no road access to Butterfly Valley, however it is accessible by shuttle boat service from Belceğiz Beach of Ölüdeniz.

In the form of a narrow canyon stretching over around 3–4 km, the valley’s steep walls are 350–400 mt. high. A trail in the valley leads to two small waterfalls dropping from 60 mt. all the year around.

Butterfly Valley

Kabak Beach

This is a popular beach mostly for youngsters and backpack travelers from all around the world. There are several camps on the bay if you decide to stay overnight and really chill out.

It is about 45 minutes to an hour to drive to Kabak. Swimmers should be careful as there are reefs below the surface that can be dangerous.

Kabak Beach Map

Help Beach

Küçükboncuklu cove or Gökgemile cove, now known as Help beach and Yacht club is located approximately 10 minutes outside of Fethiye.

The bay is situated in the heart of luscious pine forest and white sand beach with crystal clear waters.

Help beach is a must visit when you are in Fethiye. This place has it all. Friendly welcoming stuff with amazing kitchen and Cafe Del Mar chill music. 

Help Beach Map

Sea Me Beach

The Sea Me Beach is worth visiting when you are in Fethiye. This is the place to be for a fun day with amazing food and music. The décor is superb bohemian chic style setting on a flawless beach with pristine waters.

This place could be amazing with better English speaking staff and WiFi offered to guests.

Sea Me Beach Map

Çalış Beach

Çalış Beach has a great promenade to walk along with many excellent cafes and some good fish restaurants. Many little shops selling pretty bits and pieces.

Even though there are sandy parts of this beach; most part of the beach is mainly pebbles. Still Sunset is beautiful to watch from Çalış Beach.

Çalış Beach Map

Patara Beach

Patara is home to Turkey’s longest beach, so it’s the perfect spot for a sun and sand break. This was also once an important city in the Lycian League, and plenty of ruins are just off the beach area when you’ve had enough of the sea.

Patara Beach Map