Photo: Courtesy of Olga Maria Czarkowski

Paragliding Off the Coast of Turkey in Fethiye

Our intrepid traveler Olga Maria has taken us to new heights in her latest video. She shares her experience and viewpoint from paragliding over this historic Mediterranean coastal town of Fethiye.

Rich with cultural traditions, beautiful sandy beaches, and ancient historic ruins to explore.

We have included a few recommendations from TripAdvisor.

Downtown Fethiye – Shopping, exploring, dining

Downtown Fethiye Turkey
Photo: Courtesy of Olga Maria Czarkowski

This stretches from the harbor almost to Calis. It is easy going (flat) and plenty of restaurants to choose from (some reviewed and some not). Feeling energetic there are plenty of places to stop and use the gym, free of charge. What you should try and remember is that you should walk back the same way. So, we suggest do it in stages. Why not sit and take in the culture and “people watch”. Plenty of play areas for the children and some of the topiary is very good. Ideal for pushing prams, push chairs, trikes and bikes. Again, in the winter wrap up warm (sometimes the weather may surprise you. we’ve been in short sleeves in Dec). Winter time is far quieter and less restaurants open (those open are usually quite good as they are catering for the locals, so they must be good for them to use them.

Diane M – Visited December 2016

Lycian Way – Hiking Trails, Nature Parks, Outdoor Activities

Lycian Hike Fethiye Turkey
Photo: Courtesy of Olga Maria Czarkowski

We spent some time in Fethiye which is the beginning point of the Lycian Way. During the ancient times, Lycian were connected the harbors with the cities on the mountains by this way. The landscape is beautiful. The route ends in Antalya. Anybody who visit Antalya, Fethiye or somewhere between these two cities must walk at least some part of the Lycian Way. The only drawback is the hot weather during July and August.

melih120 – Visited October 2016

Tios – Ancient Ruins, Sites & Landmarks

Tios Fethiye Turkey
Photo: Courtesy of Olga Maria Czarkowski

A lovely place, just a half hour outside of Fethiye, Tlos offers you stunning views of the valley, amidst awe-inspiring ruins. And there are a few cafes nearby, where you can get friendly Turkish hospitality while you sip on a freshly squeezed pomegranate juice.

Anitakuehnel – Visited March 2017

Billy’s Beach – Beaches, Outdoor Activities & Nature

Billy's Beach Fethiye Turkey
Photo: Courtesy of Olga Maria Czarkowski

We have been to Calis beach, Oludeniz beach, Oludeniz Blue Lagoon and Billy’s Beach.

Calis beach is a really long strip of pebbles so you need your water shoes. It gets deep within 10-15 yards hence it is not suitable for children. The water is cloudy which spoils the joy of swimming to some extent. Indeed, it offers beautiful sunsets and plenty of restaurants along the promenade.

Oludeniz Blue Lagoon is a pebbly beach strip that covers the tip guarding the Lagoon. The water is clear and the place offers lovely views towards both the Lagoon and the open sea. Obviously, there are some problems with maintaining the beach clean. There were bottle tops and plastic cups here and there.

Billy’s Beach proved our favorite. As part of the Lagoon it offers pleasant views. It is sandy, offers clear water and it gets deep gradually. One can stay in the shallows or crisscross the Lagoon swimming. You can rent a paddle or canoe boat. The restaurant offers decent food for reasonable price. The lifeguards were very helpful. Two sunbeds cost 24TL. As curiosity people feed the fish as they stand in the water holding bread in hand. Apparently, the fish is used to this and jumps onto one’s hand to get the bread. The main disadvantage of Billy’s is perhaps its capacity. We were lucky that in late September it was not overcrowded.

CTpilgrim2015 –  Visited November 2016

For more about Fethiye Turkey visit Turkey’s for Life must sees and dos.