Fethiye is a holiday destination well-known for its Ölüdeniz (Dead Sea), beautiful beaches, unique natural landscapes and intact bays that are renowned worldwide. Moreover, there are various facilities and places available for doing adrenaline sports. For this reason, the city is an indispensible travel destination for both domestic and foreign tourists.
Fethiye lies by the coastline that harbours lovely bays with intact natural beauties that hosted different civilisations and cultures for thousands of years. It hosts very beautiful places such as AF KULE for diving. This coastal city has a number of ruins some of which have been in display for touristic purposes. Besides, there are caves dating back to ancient times. No doubt that paragliding and alternative sports become more enjoyable and meaningful thanks to its spectacular view and natural beauties. Kelebekler Vadisi (Butterfly Valley) and Faralya Bay are only some of the unique places with intact nature in this beautiful city. Keep in mind that there are daily boat trips from Fethiye city centre and Ölüdeniz, so it is possible to visit the beautiful islands and bays all around by taking one of these daily boat trips. The quality of beach in Ölüdeniz was registered officially, which qualified the beach as a world-renowned trademark. In a worldwide polling in 2006, Ölüdeniz Beach received 82 per cent of overall votes and it was selected as the best beach in the world. With this award, the quality of Ölüdeniz Beach was certified officially.
There are several ancient cities in and around Fethiye. These include Telmessos, Kaunos, Cadianda, Tlos, Pınara, Letoon, Sidyma, Ksantos and Xanthos. Besides, there is museum in the city, Fethiye Museum, which offers a wide range of objects and relics from the past. Lastly, other places that are worth seeing and visiting include Şövalye Adası, Saklıkent Canyon, Girdev Highlands, Ölüdeniz Lagoon, Kelebekler Vadisi, Göcek, Belcekız (or Belceğiz), Çalış Beach, İztuzu Beach and many other world-renowned beaches lying along Fethiye coastline.