with its cultural wealth, natural beauties and
geography, is among the important tourism
centres of Turkey. It is famous for its works
of art belong to Persians, Lycians, Carians
and Romans. This charming county is in a bay
within Fethiye Gulf where both large and small
islands are scattered. The rear of the bay is
surrounded by pine forests.
ancient name of Fethiye, which was a coastal
city at the borders of Lycia-Caria, is
Telmessos. There is not definite information
about the foundation of this Ancient city.
According to the first written records, it has
come into existence in the 5th century B.C.
Telmessos, separate from Lycia, survived as an
independent city for a long time. The city
experienced the rule of Persia, Alexander the
Great, Rome, Pergamum Kingdom, Byzantium,
Menteşeoğulları Principality and Ottoman State
climate, which is hot and dry during summers
and warm and rainy during winters, is dominant
in the region. Temperature, which is
approximately 30 degrees during summer months,
is generally over 10 degrees during winter.
Sea water temperature never decreases under 16
degrees during each season.