Ancient town, transforming into a tourist hot spot during summer time
Fethiye was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake in the 1950s, so most of the ancient buildings are gone.
Mostly ruins of ancient tombs survived the natural disaster. Today Fethiye is known as a holiday
destination for locals and international tourists.
Its great, sandy beaches attract a large crowd and transform the little town and nearby resorts
into vibrant tourist spots during the summer.
Kelebekler Vadisi is about 3-4 km away from Ölüdeniz, you can reach it with a boat.
It is surrounded by 350 m high mountains.
This valley that nearly looks like a canyon is the place where countless butterflies
live during July, August and September, among which is e.g. the "Jersey Tiger".
Ölü Deniz is THE beach, you can say it is the best in Turkey. It is away 14 km from the city center
of Fethiye and you can reach it all day long with one of the small busses (Dolmus)
but it's not to recommend during summer.
Most people don't like the transpiring person sitting next to them in the dolmus.
You can go swimming in Ölü Deniz for 10 months a year.
There are many restaurants, shopping centers with medical service, shower cabins,
toilets and so on, as well as some tourist places.
Please note: Be careful when lying in the sun it is really dangerous in summer.