The Turkish city of Fethiye is an amazingly beautiful place in the Mediterranean, rich in natural, historical and cultural attractions. It arose on the ruins of the majestically ancient city of Telmessos, which the ancients called the "City of the Sun."
The city is located in a beautiful bay, at the foot of the mountains, covered with magnificent pine and cedar forests. This place is famous for its unique and amazing nature, rich flora, beautiful mountain landscapes and amazing beaches. Not far from the city is the famous protected lagoon Olu Deniz (Blue Lagoon) of stunning beauty, the water here is very clean and clear.
The Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi), famous for its incredible beauty, is declared a protected place. In this quiet corner you can admire the amazing southern vegetation and beautiful waterfalls. Butterflies flutter around, here you can see almost all types of these elegant creatures that live in the Mediterranean.
Fethiye is called an open-air museum. Many amazing and unique monuments of antiquity have been preserved here. The symbol of Fethiye is considered the stone tomb of Amintos, built in the 4th century BC. she amazes with her beauty and grace. The tomb is located on the slope of a picturesque mountain and has the shape of a temple in the style of Jonah.
There is a museum in the center of Fethiye. It presents exhibits collected in the vicinity of Fetkie. Here are stored priceless works of art relating to the eras of the Persians, early Lycians, Romans, Byzantines and other peoples.
In the southern part of the city, on a high hill, a medieval castle majestically rises. According to ancient legends, it was built by the knights of the Order of St. John. On the walls of the castle are written signs of unknown origin.
An important attraction of the city is a beautiful ancient mosque. In 1791, it was erected by order of the vizier Jazayirli Hassan Pasha.
Natural and historical attractions of Fethiye can be enumerated indefinitely, it is better to see this wonderful paradise with your own eyes and it will forever win the heart of any traveler!
Fethiye has a long history - the ancient city of Telmessos was here, but not many sights and ancient monuments have been preserved in Fethiye. Unfortunately, earthquakes in 1857 and 1957 destroyed most of Fethiye's attractions without a chance of recovery. The sights that have reached us can be seen in just a few hours.
Lycian tombs are a symbol of Fethiye. They are cut down in the rocks.
The most famous of the tombs of Fethiye is the tomb of King Amyntas with the surviving inscription: "Amyntas, son of Hermagios". The tomb itself is more like a Greek temple, which is traditional for similar structures in the area. Similar tombs are also found in the cities located a little to the west of the ancient region of Kariya (for example, Kaunos), as well as antique policies south and southeast of Fethiye (for example, in Pinar).
The tomb of Amintas dates back to about the 4th century BC.
Among the works of architecture of the Ottoman period, it is necessary to mention the Eskijami mosque, built in 1791 and the hammams. Both ancient monuments are located in the area of Paspatur-Charshi. A hamam with 14 domes and 6 spans is used now.
In 2001, a Monument to the Heroes of Fethiye was erected, dedicated to the memory of the fallen in the War of Independence, the Battle of Canakkale and during conflicts in Cyprus and Korea. The bas-reliefs encircling the pedestal of the monument depict dead soldiers.
The Jazayirli Mosque, a charming mosque, was built in 1791 by order of the Great Vizier Jazayirli Hassan Pasha, in whose honor it got its name.