Fethiye is about 30 minutes’ drive from the country club down the main D400.
Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city, e.g. the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay. Telmessos was the most important city of Lycia, with a recorded history starting in the 5th century BC.
Fethiye is one of Turkey's well-known tourist centres and is especially popular during the summer. In the last ten years, Fethiye has become a magnet for British. Apart from its climate and natural beauty, the Britons are attracted by its less expensive lifestyle and the hospitality of the local people.
The overall city of Fethiye stretches inland from the harbour for more than seven miles, incorporating several villages into the city. To the north of the city centre is the area of Çaliş Plaji (Beach), which incorporates the main street of Bariş Manço Bulvari alongside an extensive promenade along the coast, on which a lot of hotels are based. This beach serves as Fethiye's beach in its own right, since Fethiye does not actually have one itself.
To the east, lie the areas of Gunlukbaşi, Çamkoy, Cumhuriyet, and also Esenköy to the south-east. The city centre is defined as the area between the Marina and the Fethiye Market (held every Tuesday). The old town is covered and has a mix of shops and cafés plus a duck pond. Erasta is a new shopping complex which has a good selection of shops with a small food court on the first floor.
Approximately two miles to the south-west and south respectively, lie the towns of Kayaköy and Ölüdeniz, the latter being world famous for its beach spit and associated Blue Lagoon. It is widely credited as the most photographed beach in the Mediterranean region. The opportunity to paraglide is available from the mountain of Babadağ next to Öludeniz.