Fethiye is a very pretty town on the hillsides of the Mount Mendos, the part of the Taurus Mountains chains, and surrounds the bay to which it gave its name.
Due to the prevailing climatic conditions in the region, pine forests consisting of silver fir, Scotch fir, and Norway spruce cover the place. Olive, laurel, myrtle, acacia, plane tree, and big trees are some other types that you can find in this rich flora.
The frankincense tree (Liquidambar Orientalis) which is the source of myrrh widely used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, is among the rare species in the world.
Plenty of archaeological interest in the area: Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Patara, Tlos, Sidyma, Canada, and Karmilassos are accessible sites, which should keep the most ardent history buff entertained.
Twelve island boat cruises, Marmaris; Dalyan turtle beach; various jeep safaris around the mountain ranges. A deserted Greek town exists at Kaya Koyu, near Oludeniz (home of the most famous beach in Turkey).
Ovacik is excellent for people who want to be close enough to the nightlife to enjoy it, but prefer to retire to more quiet surroundings to sleep.
The harbor is again the place to go for variety, as it offers a good choice of dining with sea views, and prices tend to be reasonable; both a la carte and set menu options are available. Good food can also in the primary shopping zone behind the harbor. Good choice of cuisines: you can find Turkish meze (like Spanish tapas, where one can sample several small dishes), fresh seafood, and Indian, Chinese Continental and Mediterranean options. Some fast-food eateries line the shopping streets.