Summers in Fethiye are tremendously hot with temperatures reaching well above 40°C in July and August so keeping a bottle of water handy to ensure you stay hydrated is very important during these scorching months. Winters, December – February, are cool with temperatures usually staying around 14-20°C.
If you are looking for a more bearable heat and less tourists, the best time to book a cheap flight to Fethiye is during spring, March – May, or the autumn, October – November, when the skies are still blue with an average temperature of 20-28°C. The city of Fethiye offers a rich history and culture to all visitors with festivals throughout the year bursting with life and colour. In early May, Fethiye celebrates the harvest of the local produce – tomatoes. The Tomato Festival is dedicated to honouring the humble tomato and is celebrated by people from all over the town gathering to pick the ripened tomatoes which is then followed by a traditional family banquet. If you are visiting Fethiye during this festival, you can watch the picking and then be invited for a meal in one of the many hospitable Turkish houses or at a nearby restaurant.
Fethiye’s beautiful region is home to many festivals and events throughout the year such as the International Olu Deniz Air Games in October. The festival is attended by hundreds of professional participants who take to the Turkish skies to entertain holidaymakers with great shows and demonstrations. If you are holidaying in this wonderful destination during the festival you will be treated to sky diving shows, base-jumping, hang gliding and paragliding, to name a few.
On the slopes of Mount Mendos, you’ll find a port and market town of Fethiye. It’s one of the country’s most beautiful – and popular – tourist sites.
Close to Olu Deniz, Fethiye has a busy marina dotted with fishing boats, Old Turkish Baths and a bazaar, where you can buy beautiful rugs or fragrant spices.
Relax by sunning yourself on one of the nearby beaches, or soak up the local history at any of the ancient ruins scattered around town. Explore the Lycian stone sarcophagi or the Tomb of Amyntas with its Doric temple facade that puts one in mind of Petra in Jordan.
The three best ways to get around Fethiye and the surrounding area are walking, cycling or renting a motor-powered scooter. Scooters are widely available to rent on the streets. Bikes are also very easy to rent, but if you prefer to walk then the beaches, town and countryside are very accessible.
International flights to Fethiye arrive at Dalaman Airport (DLM), which is located 5.5 km south of Dalaman. Dalaman Airport has no rail links and all transport taking you to Fethiye will be by road such as airport car hire, taxis, and private transfers or by public transport on buses. The Journey from Dalaman to Fethiye takes around 55 minutes in the car (44.2km).