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Swimmers head for the popular Calis Beach, four kilometres west of town, or to Sovalye island, opposite the harbour, which blazes with flowers in the spring.

The road to Belcegiz Bay takes you through the mountains where cozy guest houses cater to those seeking mountain scenery. Ocakkoy is a mountain village that is a must to see. Stay in one of the lovely guest houses and enjoy the numerous hiking possibilities. Hisaronu, also in the mountains, has very nice hotels. Kayakoy 4 km from Hisaronu, is a picturesque ghost town of old houses and churches.

Explore the and the beautiful Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz) where the calm clear water 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. From Mt. Baba (1,969 m.), you can paraglide in to the Blue Lagoon. For those seeking accommodation, Belcegiz beach is highly recommended. Intoxicating scenery surrounds the beach and shady park at Kidirak. On Gemiler Island (St. Nicholas Island), Byzantine ruins lie tucked amid the pines. South of Kidirak beach, Koturumsu Bay is reachable by boat. Beyond the idyllic beach, a forest, waterfalls and a valley filled with over 40 varieties of butterflies await the intrepid explorer.
 
High in the mountains above Fethiye a rushing torrent cuts a narrow gorge through the mountains, creating Saklikent (Hidden City) Canyon 44 km south of Fethiye. A cool refuge on hot summer days, Saklikent is a favorite picnic spot, with rustic restaurants serving delectable fresh trout. Yakakoy (Tlos) 36 km south of Fethiye, is the oldest city in the Lycian region and the home of the Lycian Hero Bellerophon. Visitors can see the remains of a castle, the agora, the necropolis, the theatre, Roman baths and a good view of Esen Valley. Two km. East is Tlos Park, ideal for picnicking. Pinara, 49 km. South of Fethiye, is another ancient mountain city. It is ideal for hiking and visitors can see the remains of a theatre, an angora, a rock tomb, and baths.

About 65 km southeast Fethiye, near Kinik, are the ruins of Xantos, an important Lycian capital in a splendid natural setting. Nearby Letoon was formerly an important religious cult center where temples dedicated to Leto, Artemis and Apollo stood in ancient times

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