Olu Deniz takes its name from the beautiful blue lagoon located a few hundred yards from the main town. The beach itself stretches for several miles, but the most popular section is the lagoon with its stunning backdrop of mountains and pine forest. This area has been designated a National Park and there is a small entrance charge, but it is well worth paying – there are shaded areas suitable for picnicking, showers and snack bars. The seafront is crammed with provision stores, bars and restaurants, many with roof terraces perfect for enjoying the sunset and the wonderful views.
The political capital of the Lycian Federation, Xanthos, in MÖ.546 when the Persians occupied homeland, for freedom and peace is also known as the place of people who committed suicide together.
Xanthos ilkkez Nereids monument was discovered in 1838 by Sir Charles Fellows, and many ruins in London moved to the British Museum. History of urbanism Lycian ruins still standing in the village of Kinik Those who are on the road to Fethiye, Kas.
Cadianda ancient city, Fethiye 20 km. away from the village of Uzumlu ‘is also included. Sports complex of the ancient ages, works of theater and sarcophagus graves are all worth seeing.
As one of the six principal cities of Lycia, Tlos once bore the title of “the very brilliant metropolis of the Lycian nation”. It is one of the oldest and largest settlements of Lycia and was inhabited until the 19th century by Turks.
Lycian “Beauty Center” Pinara ‘on the Fethiye-Kas highway, Minaret Village can be reached Taking the junction. The Temple of Aphrodite, with tombs carved on the slope of the mountains, you can see in Pinara most important ruins.
Patara Beach and Ancient Letoon:
The most important port city in Lycia,Patara was the judicial center for the Roman governor at the time.It is known that St.Nicholas(Santa Claus) was born and raised in Patara and according to some sources,the city was the Apolla oracle center in the wintertime.
Butterfly Valley is a breathtaking Mediterranean “gorge” a few kilometers southeast of Ölüdeniz, near Fethiye. Yachts on day cruises drop anchor here for a swim in the quiet cove, and yachts often come ashore to enjoy the sand beach. Rustic tree houses rent beds at rock-bottom prices. There are few services–but then, the rustic life is the point here. If you hike the Lycian Way, you’ll pass above Butterfly Valley (Kelebek Vadisi) and get this fantastic view of the valley, the beach and the blue Mediterranean.
Gemiler Koyu and Islands:
Kaya Köyü When you follow the way through, at the end of the road at a beautiful beach surrounded by pine and olive trees. Ships Dark Byzantine ruins lie tucked among the pines appear to you face. Japanese archaeological research group continues to excavations for 10 years.
Saklikent,is a huge valley and a canyon which goes inside 14 km.It is unbelievably high and narrow between two mountains.You all have to walk through an ice cold water to get to the other side of the river,if you want to see the beauties inside the canyon.
In the near history,(before 1st world war) in the village called Kaya or Kayaköy(Karmylassos),Greek people used to live in peace under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.There used to be about 3000 buildings,5 doctors,3 pharmacies,1 school,2 big churches,more than 10 small monastries.
In 1923 there was a population Exchange agreement between Turkish-Greek governments. According to this agreement, the Greek people living in Turkey would be sent to Greece and the Turkish people in Greece would be sent to Turkey. The Greek people here, by this agreement, went back to Greece; but the Turkish people living in Greece didn’t want to come back to Turkey, because the Greek government did not want to pay the indemnity for any of the goods, lands, or the houses they owned in Greece. So that, the houses which were reserved for the Turkish residence, waited for a long time with allowing noone in.
The big earthquakes really damaged the houses and th local people used the damaged parts of the houses in their own buildings.That’s why the old city is now looking like a ghost town.Kayaköy is not far place from Ölüdeniz,its just 15 minutes .