Most holiday destinations have their unique selling points, something that makes them that little bit different to anywhere else in the world. Fethiye’s unique selling point is it has a few sarcophaguses in the middle of the streets! These stone sarcophaguses were carved in traditional Lycian style and can be found scattered all around Fethiye. The best preserved ones are located outside the governor’s office on the main street in town and one in the middle, quite literally, of the road leading up to the tombs. It may be a slightly unusual claim to fame but it’s the hidden gems such as these found across town that make Fethiye such a fascinating and unique holiday destination in Turkey. Take a picture, give them a poke, maybe even do a brass rubbing, whichever way you decide to look at them, make sure you leave with some evidence of these strange attractions.
Fethiye has some incredible history on show throughout the town, but head off the beaten track and there are even more relics and landmarks to admire. The most impressive, and obvious, are the Lycian tombs built into the cliffs that overlook Fethiye. These ancient tombs have been carefully carved so that worshippers would have to walk deep into the cliffside to pay their dues. They are in remarkably good condition and look almost intimidating when floodlit at night. If you’d rather leave ancient relics in the history books, Fethiye has an abundance of sports and activities on offer. The Blue Lagoon is reasonably warm throughout the year, perfect for swimming, snorkeling and windsurfing. On land you can have a go at the Lycian Way; this 500 kilometer hike starts in Fethiye and ends in Antalya. For those who are feeling particularly brave, Fethiye is one of the best places in Europe for paragliding. Take to the skies and admire the scenery from a bird’s eye view. Alternatively head up with a pilot and enjoy a tandem flight over the horizon.
Holidays to Fethiye are a great way to see a slightly unusual area of Turkey. The town is fascinating and unique, and there is a great mix of things to see and do. At lastminute.com we offer some fantastic deals to the Turkish coast, whether you want to leave tomorrow or in a year. Simply find the deal that is perfect for you and relax knowing that everything has been taken care of by us. Book all your holidays to Turkey with lastminute.com
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