Fethiye city website
Fethiye is located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the southwestern part of Turkey, specifically in the Mugla region, where it is located on a latitude of 36.64 and longitude 29.13, and at an altitude of 9 meters above sea level, and a population of approximately 60,437 people; it is the largest city In Mugla, Fethiye is considered a relatively modern city, as it was rebuilt in 1958 AD, due to the earthquake that the city was exposed to, but now Fethiye is considered one of the prosperous tourist cities, as it contains traditional markets, a marina full of yachts, in addition to many Restaurants, Turkish baths, and beautiful picturesque beaches.
Tourism in Fethiye
Fethiye contains many tourist and archeological sites that are a source of attraction for tourists, and the most important of these places are:
The Roman theater was built in the second century BC, it can accommodate approximately six thousand spectators, and the theater provides the possibility to see the city and the sea and enjoy the scenic views when climbing to the upper floor of it, and in front of the theater there is a garden that provides relaxation under the shade in the summer.
Lycian history is displayed in the Fethiye Museum, and the museum contains exhibits of pottery, paintings containing information depicting the Lycian culture, and jewelry.
The city of Pinara
The city is located on the southeastern side of Fethiye, on a group of hills. Benara is characterized by a rocky slope that includes more than 900 rock tombs, and it is one of the quiet areas that are rarely visited by tourists.
The temple is considered a religious place, as it is an important center for the worship of the ancient Greek gods Leto, and it is a UNESCO-protected site. The temple houses mosaic floors.
Valley of the Butterflies
The Valley of the Butterflies is located between two steep slopes, and it is only accessible by road. The valley provides the opportunity to lie on the sand, and it provides an opportunity to see more than a hundred types of butterflies in it.