Fethiye Things to Do

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    Six Islands Boat Trip / Focus

    by kevin36 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The duration of the Ölüdeniz Boat Tour is seven hours. departs at11.00am and return at 18.00pm.
    Transfer, lunch, water-slide on board, guide is included.
    In our case we had to pay 3TL extra for Lunch and was poor,be careful that you keep a tab on what you are spending as they run up a tab which you pay at the end.
    The trip was very good
    Price: 20 Turkish Lira.
    Visit the bays of Ölüdeniz . A six stop tour you can be as lively or lazy as you want on
    our double deck boat with sun beds.
    We had a jack Sparrow Look a Like as our Host ,very good even though he did push it a bit too far sometimes and had to be reeled in.
    Leap into the turquoise waters of the blue cave. See the rare tiger butterflies (we didn't see them)although I did see a four winged Dragonfly.
    climb to the waterfall at Butterfly Valley(just bear in mind we had 40mins here and it was a bit rushed.
    Lunch is freshly cooked and served at Aquarium Bay than visit the partly sunken city St. Nicholas Island with spectacular views.
    Then enjoy a refreshing swim at Cold Spring Bay where a fresh water spring flows in at the sea,last stop of a wonderful day finishes with swim break at Camel Beach you can also collect sea shells.
    All in All an enjoyable day out.

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    Mud Baths & Turtles

    by kevin36 Updated Sep 7, 2010

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    Expect to travel for approx 1hr picking up other people. On arrival at the town of Dalyan you will be transferred Into a river boat and will cruise in this tranquil location to the sulphur pools .Here, you can immerse yourself in the mud which is reputed to have beneficial properties for your skin. Feeling refreshed an open buffet lunch will be served in the riverside restaurant. After lunch you will cruise along the picturesque reed lined Dalyan river delta, where the famous Humphrey Bogart film `African Queen` was filmed. Amazing Lycian rook tombs dating from the 5th Century BC, are carved into the rock faces en route to the beautiful turtle beach.Spend some time on this fabulous sandy location which is the home of the protected Caretta turtle.YOUR CAMERA IS A MUST FOR THIS FASCINATING AND VARIED EXCURSION.
    You are almost guaranteed to see the turtles as they feed them on a piece of string,The giant turtles are Suckers for Crabs,we really enjoyed this trip and was good day out,although you will visit a gold factory first.
    One Tip: When you get to the Mud-baths have one of the group take pictures of you all first,we had a Photographer who wrongly thought he could charge everyone 50TL for the photos explaining that there was 100 photos,we only wanted about 3 and was told were to go!.
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    Tlos Yakapark

    by kevin36 Updated Jul 14, 2010

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    Visit one of the oldest of the 72 Lycean settlements, built in the unspoilt Turkish countryside.Here you can climb the ruins and enjoy breathtaking views from the summit. We also visit the the Rock tombs, Agora, Roman baths and theater with superb photo opportunities. At the Yakapark Trout farm a lunch with traditional Turkish Mezes will be served in the beautiful water gardens here you can tickle the trout at the bar,there is freezing cold pond near the bar and if you sit it in for 10mins you will get a free drink.The next stop will be the dramatic Hidden Gorge of Europe. This gorge has been formed throughout the centuries by melting snow. Here, you are able to wade through the the zero degree waters of the canyon or relax on the terraces of the river,you will need swimming trunks and Jelly Shoes depending on the height of the river.

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    Butterfly Valley

    by Bavavia Written Mar 17, 2008

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    Walking around butterfly valley on a hot hot day!!
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    Butterfly valley is really in Farfayla, between olundeniz and fethiye. It was relatively untouched until about 20 yrs or so ago. Its only previous inhabitants were the butterflies there. Its a place people go to to get away from olundeniz and fethiye which can be really crowded during summer with tourists. There is a beautiful waterfall nearby as well..

    Be careful though, there is one area that many tourists have died, fallen off a cliff, I am not sure how well its marked, probably is marked well, but tourists have gone anyway, then fell off the cliffs..........

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    Boat trip to Butterfly Valley

    by datapanik Written Oct 9, 2005

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    The small Butterfly Valley service boat leaves from Belcekiz beach alongside the larger day trip boats. This is your opportunity to get away from the hordes of tourists occupying the main beach and get back to nature. On arrival at Butterfly Valley beach where there are no hotels, only a small backpacker’s camping site, it’s not hard to imagine yourself in Alex Garland’s novel ‘The Beach’. The contrast between this and the main beach couldn’t be greater. Mountains rise up steeply on both sides and converge at a waterfall where butterflies congregate in great numbers at certain times of the year. The walk to the waterfall is 1km inland but it’s a twisting rocky path that needs to be taken slowly with care.

    Departure times are 11am, 2pm and 6pm with return trips at 1pm and 5pm. It costs 10YTL for a return trip.

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    Paragliding

    by datapanik Written Oct 8, 2005

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    If, unlike me, you've got a head for heights and don’t suffer from vertigo this is your chance to fly like an eagle. Oludeniz has developed into a major centre for the adventure sport of paragliding. It involves a journey by jeep to the take off point at 6550 ft on Babadag mountain from where you will glide down to Oludeniz beach which takes between 20-40 mins depending on conditions. There are various tourist agencies around Oludeniz who can book paragliding trips and the average cost seems to be £55 - £60 but safety and insurance should obviously be considered as well as price.

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    Boat trip

    by suemac Written Oct 5, 2004

    We took a 12 Islands boat trip around the bay of Fethiye booked through Hamish McTurk travel agency based in Hisaronu. A great value trip for 7 pounds including pick up and return to your hotel.

    There was plenty of room on board for relaxing, sunbathing, enjoying the scenery and sea breeze, and chatting to fellow travellers. Hot and cold drinks available all day and not at "rip off" prices! No loud music played.

    Several stops were made for swimming and snorkelling and we had a nice buffet lunch of salad , chicken and fish.

    During one of the stops in the afternoon a small boat arrived alongside selling freshly made cakes, just perfect with a coffee. Forget the diet your on holiday!

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    Beach at Oludeniz

    by mariocibelli Written Oct 18, 2003

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    Oludeniz Beach

    Oloudeniz is a tiny beach town about 25 minutes by dolmus from the hustle and bustle of Fethiye and the Vegas atmosphere of Hisaranou...At first is can seem a bit too targeted for the English package tourist crowd, but it rally grows on you after a while, I spent a total of three weeks there on two trips and would/will go back again.

    Also, the diving there is wonderful, small dive centers with great professional friendly staff and a lot of personal attention.

    Biggest danger is you get run over by a 150 kilo Manchester United supporter paraglider as they have an out of control landing on the beach.

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    Go on an "Blue voyage" in the Turkish riviera.

    by canbalci Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    The boat...

    Rent a "gulet", a traditional Turkish boat and go on a cruise with a good group of friends.
    The boat will have it's own captain, cook and sailors. You won't have to do anything but to enjoy the blue waters and starry nights in one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranian.
    I've done this maybe 8 times. Never loses its appeal.

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    Boat trip - enjoying the views

    by mel_bee Written Dec 20, 2002

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    Cloud topped islands near Fethiye

    During my boat trip it was sunny and at times cool and cloudy. The scenery was amazing though. Try out snorkelling if you go on one - it was my first time and I saw some really amazing fish but watch out for the spiky sea urchins! Aquarium bay is a great place for those people who have underwater cameras.

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    Boat trip - Butterfly Valley

    by mel_bee Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Possibly one of my favourite places in the world!

    As you can see from the photo, it really is a beautiful place. Its best visited on a boat tour rather than a trip to the valley on its own as there isn't that much to do. There is a fee for entering the valley and you can walk through rainforest-type vegetation to the back cliffs where the rare tiger moth butterflies are (they don't fly around much and like dark corners - but they are there if you look carefully). Apparently staying at the beach huts is not recommended for women alone, but the George Hostel at the top of the cliff (difficult climb - go by road) is reputed to be a great and relaxing place to stay.

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    Braving the waves - boat trip

    by mel_bee Written Dec 20, 2002

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    Islands near the Fethiye coast

    Take a boat trip from Fethiye or Olüdeniz. Costs start from 10 million TL. There are two basic trips on offer with slight variations depending on company. I went on the Butterfly Valley/St Nicholas Island/Aquariam Bay/Camel Bay/Cold water bay. Snorkelling gear was available and lunch (drinks extra) was provided. The water was quite choppy!

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    Paragliding/Tandem

    by Fethiye Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Paragiliding

    Explore the bay and beautiful Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz) where the calm, crystal clear water is ideal for swimming and other water sports. The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.
    Paragliding: Enjoy the freedom of flying at Oludeniz(Fethiye), which is one of the most famous take off sites in the world.
    Good wind conditions, thermals reaching up to 4000 meters ASL, fantastic views and proximity to the sea, make Oludeniz one of the safest scenic places to fly in the world. Every year many paragliding schools bring their students to Oludeniz.There are two main take-offs, one at 1900 meters, and the other at 1700 meters. These are reached by a 4-wheel 27 km drive up through the cedar forests. When the road is closed by snow during winter months, a take off over the sea at 800 meters is used.

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    Beaches and sea

    by Bavavia Written Oct 12, 2003

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    Mediterrian sea

    Fethiye , antayla, bodrum.......all of these southern areas have beautiful beaches and views of the sea and beautiful mountains....

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