Fethiye is also a true paradise for those who want to sail through history.
The secrets of the ancient gods of mythology still lie hidden in the secluded caves and bays around the Gulf of Fethiye. Above the town, called Telmessos in antiquity, lie numerous Lycian rock tombs, surrounded by other temples and house tombs.
Xanthos, the ancient Lycian capital, is only 65 km. from Fethiye. At the holy Lycian center of Letoon, three temples dedicated to Leto, Apollo and Artemis, familiar gods of mythology, await the curious. Mythology records that Apollo was born at Patara, a principal harbor of ancient Lycia, south of Letoon and Xanthos.
The ruins are numerous and fascinating in this region also well known for the hospitality and friendliness of its people.