The town of Fethiye is located on the Turquoise coast in the Southwest Mediterranean region with a population of 70,299.
In the past Fethiye was just a small fishing village; today it has grown to be a modern bustling town. It is a magnet for holidaymakers attracted by its stunning natural beauty, friendly locals and many fine hotels and restaurants.
Fethiye operates all year around unlike other tourist spots. In the main tourist season its population swells with a particularly large number of British nationals. Living permanently in Fethiye is a large ex-pat community, mainly British.
History of Fethiye
As often in history it’s not very sure when the first settlement has been founded here but historians guess that Fethiye can be dated back 5000 years BC. Dedicated to Apollon has it been once the centre of prophecy and was called Telmessos. When the Romans took over they renamed the town to Makri and that name stayed in use for quite a long time. In honour of the pilot “FethiBey” from the Turkish army who was killed in a crash the town was renamed once again: Fethiye.