South of the majestic Taurus Mountains, lie the shores of the western Mediterranean Sea with its beaches of fine sand, its panoramic views of uncommon beauty, many ancient ruins, hidden coves and tempting hideaways.
On the hillside of Mount Mendos, the pretty town of Fethiye sits on Turkey's Turquoise Coast, named because as the sun sets, its waters are the clearest turquoise shade you've ever seen. The town itself has a wealth of historical and cultural sights and artefacts, the bazaar with its narrow, shady streets and tiny squares, great shopping and dining out, outstanding beaches, every kind of water sport and the pine-clad Taurus Mountains to explore at your leisure.
A peaceful resort and fishing town on the beautiful Turquoise Coast, Kalkan is largely untouched by mass tourism. Because of its undeniable charm, Kalkan attracts many visitors who come time and time again to this heavenly spot. Nestling on the coast next to Fethiye, Gocek has developed from a tiny fishing village to an important harbour town and holiday resort. There is a lively traditional and international feel to Gocek mirrored in its many bars, restaurants and nightlife. Famed for its breathtaking beauty, Olu Deniz, like neighbouring Fethiye has become one of Turkey's most acclaimed resorts. A popular anchorage for visiting yachts, in summer the sky above the lagoon is filled with Para gliders soaring off the nearby mountains.