Sovalye Island, Fethiye, Turkey and surrounding areas
Bordering both the Aegean and Mediterranean regions,
Fethiye is home to some of Turkey’s best beaches and cultural attractions. Just
a short drive from Dalaman Airport, around fifty kilometres away, Fethiye is
conveniently placed for an easy holiday in the sunshine – and the sun shines
here for more than 300 days a year, resulting in long, hot summers and
rock tombs allow you a fascinating glimpse into the area’s ancient past.
Carved into cliff faces, the tombs are an imposing reminder of a long-ago
empire. If you’d like to know more about Fethiye’s history, visit the Fethiye Museum or check out the ruins
of the Hellenistic Theatre. The ghost town of Kayakoy is also worth a
look – this eerie village was abandoned in 1921 and no one has lived there
Fethiye has some truly wonderful beaches. Try Calis Beach and the picture-perfect Oludeniz Beach, where there are a
number of activities to try out such as parasailing and jet skiing. You can
also explore the area by boat – why not take a trip to peaceful Sovalye Island. Or you can just take a
trip for its own sake – there are plenty of cruise operators willing to take
you on a leisurely trip over the blue sea, to nowhere in particular. Fethiye’s Gebeler Spa, with its many pools
ranging from icy cold to searing hot, is the perfect destination to ease those
tired muscles after a day’s sightseeing.
The Greek Island
of Rhodes is just across the water from Fethiye, and Day trips leave each day during summer months. Head over to shop or
just to spend time at one of the island’s many restaurants or tavernas. The
charming Butterfly Valley, just 20
kilometres from Fethiye, is a hidden spot that’s only accessible by boat. As
the name suggests, it’s full of all manner of butterflies and wildflowers. An
enchanting spot for a picnic.
This stunning beach is Turkey’s most photographed – and
it’s easy to see why. It’s a busy spot and a popular holiday destination. If
you have kids, this is a great place to bring them as the water is warm and
shallow, and there are many activities to be enjoyed on the white sands. For
the adults, there are plenty of convivial nightspots along the promenade. Because
it’s very difficult to buy property in this area, housing tends to be very
exclusive so a holiday here will be an unforgettable experience.
You’ll find this
peaceful spot about a fifteen minute drive from Oludeniz. Because it’s a nature
reserve there are very few commercial developments so anyone wanting that
all-important peace and quiet is likely to find it here. The coastline is
rockier than you’ll see around Oludeniz, but there are a number of sandy
beaches tucked away in private inlets. Holidaying here means forgetting about
the outside world and just enjoying the peace.
There aren’t many
spots like Sovalye Island left in the world, and as soon as you arrive you’ll
know why. There are no roads on the island – so no cars to disrupt your peace.
Instead, the island is full of pines, wildlife and hidden ruins. The island’s
sandy coastline and its fragrant vegetation create a hidden – and very
exclusive - paradise. There isn’t much to do on the island other than wander
around and relax – and that’s why the few people who know about it cherish this
View villas in Sovalye Island to rent