Fethiye (Ancient Telmessos)

Fethiye is a pretty resort town where some Lycian antiquities can be seen right in the town itself (including a large impressive sarcophagus next to the municipal building on the main street and an amphitheatre near the marina).  It also has a great little musuem full of Lycian artifacts.  Behind the town is the large rock-cut temple-type 'Tomb of Amyntas.'

These pictures were taken in early January, all but the first from the beautiful pine-covered peninsula in the Fethiye bay.

Boats in the marina

 

Fortress of the Knights of Rhodes perched over the touristic centre of Fethiye
(built upon the foundations of a Lycian fortress).

 

Looking towards the center of town

 
Looking northeast towards the marina. Fethiye is surrounded by the Taurus Mountains and they provide a spectacular snow-capped backdrop in winter.
 
Fethiye already has a fairly long promenade, however construction is now underway for a much longer one, stretching all the way to Calis. (This view looks to the site of the future promenade).  It will be a beautiful walk.

 

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