Yacht Charter from Fethiye
Fethiye is a popular tourist town and a huge sailing port in the Mugla Province in the south western part of Turkey.
In ancient times it was known as Telmessos, lying on the border region between the Carian and Lycian civilizations, where the Mediterranean and Aegean sea meet. There are many small coves and bays along the coast of this region all waiting to be discovered by you.
The Gulf of Fethiye extending to the west, is dotted with dozens of islands with secluded bays and breath taking views. Set against forests and pine hills that slope up from the shore. The Gulf of Fethiye offers one of the prettiest coastlines and has become popular with people cruising the Mediterranean.
Pinus Nigra (black pine), Pinus Brutia (red pine) and Cedrous (cedar) trees can be abundantly found here. Coastal groves of olive trees and citrus fruits, and liquid ambar oriental are among the endemic species.
The Mediterranean coast of Turkey is one of the most important nesting areas of the Caretta Caretta, Sea Turtle they nest and lay their eggs all along this coastline, these species are highly protected, whilst enjoying your time sailing in Turkey you will be able to catch a glimpse of them everywhere you go.
In ancient times, Fethiye was the most important city in Lycia, with one of the oldest Anatolian civilizations, today it still preserves its traditional Anatolian character.
The city’s rich past can be seen today in the Lycian rock tombs, Fethiye Castle and the Telmessos Ancient Theatre. Dating from the 4th century BC, these Lycian rock-cut tombs are where great kings, rulers and noblemen were buried. Near to the Fethiye harbour, is the Telmessos Antique Theatre, this was built around the 2nd century.
The nearby resort of Calis is laid back with a long pebbled beach, the promenade is long and you will find many restaurants to suit every taste, some of the best sunsets are seen here and if you are lucky you will glimpse the Dolphins that swim into the bay, with shopping and many hotels Calis has grown over the years and has become a popular visitors destination, a short ride on the water taxi from Fethiye is a great way to arrive.
One of the most well known and most photographed resorts in all Turkey, dominated by the Baba Dag Mountain, where every year thousands come from all over the world to paraglide. There are an abundance of hotels of all ranges, the beach is popular and the lagoon waters are a clear bright turquoise, you can sail to Butterfly Valley from here.
A deep valley surrounded by the natural walls of the mountainside, here every year people come to see the amazing display of thousands of species of Butterflies, the valley is difficult to get to from the land but by gulet boat you can enter at the waters edge, a magical place not to be missed.
Just 8 kilometres from the centre of Fethiye the ruins of this ancient Greek Village are now visited every year by thousands, the village is large and spans the hillside over looking a flat plateau, up until 1923 this stunning place was inhabited by a large Greek community, and today the houses although in ruins are largely intact with some beautiful buildings that you can enter such as churches schools and homes, the atmosphere is calming, the village today has some wonderful wine houses and restaurants that you can visit.