Port of Fethiye is lined with pine trees bay in Fethiye district. With its sheltered harbor for Blue Cruise yachts, Fethiye has been a charming tourist destination with colorful, lively bazaars, numerous beautiful beaches and bays, rich coastline, magnificent and partly uninhabited islands.
In ancient times, this place was named as Telmessos, later renamed several times. The current city received its name in honor of the Turkish pilot who died in an airplane crash in 1913. In the near history, two strong earthquakes (1857 and 1957) have caused great damage to the city's building.
Apart from being a popular Blue Cruise center, Fethiye is famous with its beaches, rocky tombs and subtropical striking beauty. The climate is characterized by a long, dry, hot summers with temperatures ranging from 30 C to 40 C, and short, warm, rainy winters when the temperature is usually not lower than 10 C. Therefore, in Fethiye, there are two main holiday seasons - spring and summer and ideal for Blue Cruises.
The most famous spot of this resort is Oludeniz, known also as Dead Sea or Blue Lagoon. 5 kms to the northeast of Fethiye, this beautiful landscape lies with its spectacular scenery. It is covered by 2 beaches and separated from the Mediterranean Sea with a narrow passage. Therefore, the water inside is calm as a lagoon and that is why it is named as Dead Sea. Both beaches offer visitors and Blue Cruise guests a wide selection of restaurants.
From land, Fethiye is protected by mountains covered with pine forests. It is so popular for paragliding thru the slow descent from Babadag Mountain by the sea. Apart from Blue Cruise yachts, another very popular spot among holiday makers is to take a daily trip boat to Gemile Island with its Byzantine ruins.