A trip that the family with teenagers will love. Wander around ancient ruins in Fethiye, Xanthos, and Letoon, learn about the history of the Lycian people, rest out on the beach at Kas and swim in blue crystal waters and take to the ocean on a cruise.
What to see during the 8-day Discover the History of Turkey in Fethiye?
What to expect during the 8-day Discover the History of Turkey in Fethiye?
Day 1: Fethiye arrival
This adventure starts in the coastal city of Fethiye as we pick you up from Antalya Airport. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned.
If you arrive early, get out and explore the town – with Lycian rock tombs carved into cliffs, a beautiful coastline, and a renowned market, Fethiye is a laidback, friendly town full of wonderful Turkish cuisine and culture.
Day 2: Saklikent Gorge
This morning after breakfast, we drive for approximately 30 minutes to Saklikent Gorge. You’ll spend the whole morning here, and visit the gorge which is a spectacular place where steep sculpted walls soar high above. The whole canyon is around 18 kilometers long, with four kilometers accessible, and the vertical walls can reach up to 300 meters in height. In the summer, its shaded areas and water pools are a great way to cool off from the heat.
You can make your way along a suspended walkway through shaded cliffs, scramble over rocks as you explore the area, splash about in the water that’s traveled down to the valley after the snow from the Taurus Mountains has melted, and cool your feet near a waterfall. After lunch, we head back to Fethiye and drop you off at the hotel.
Day 3: Kayakoy- Cooking Class
This morning we head off to the town of Kayakoy where we will try our hands at making a local treat of gozleme in a local restaurant. What you make will be for lunch! After lunch, we check out the ghost villages before heading back to Fethiye and dropping you off at the hotel.
Day 4: Fethiye Market
After breakfast, we will visit the food section of Fethiye Market. The large open-air market attracts a huge number of buyers and sellers from all over the region. Your guide will take you on a walk in the market to try some fruits and spices, discover Turkish coffee, and sample local sweets. There will be ample time to wander the market at your leisure before a free afternoon. After lunch, we head back and drop you off at the hotel.
Day 5: Kas
This morning after breakfast and check-out, we drive to the seaside town of Kas. It’s a 2-hour drive along winding coastal roads with lovely views of the picturesque village, where whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets. Check in at your new hotel in Kas, and discover Kas. The best places in town to swim are the waterfront restaurants that have private water access. The price of a drink will get you a deckchair, umbrella, and amazing views. In the evening watch, the sun set over the ocean from the ancient amphitheater, then perhaps explore the handicraft markets, where beautiful handmade wares are.
Day 6: Kas – Kekova
After breakfast, we drive to Kekova this morning and board a local boat for a relaxing cruise through a series of peaceful and picturesque islands, all with distinctive rock formations. Keep an eye out for an other-worldly sight – ancient ruins submerged in crystal-clear water. Sail from large bays to beautiful protected inlets, where there is the chance to take a refreshing dip off the boat. Enjoy a homemade Turkish meal on board and later alight at the quaint village of Ucagiz, a township of stone houses drenched in colorful flowers. Return to Kas for the evening, where you will have free time to explore further or relax.
Day 7: Fethiye
It’s a full and exciting day today. After a hearty breakfast, depart early and drive approximately 1 hour to one of the greatest and most spectacular ancient spots in Lycian history – Xanthos. The city dates back to the 8th century BC and includes a horrible history of murder and suicide. The city was the center of culture and commerce for the Lycians, but as it sat on the lines between Europe and the Eastern World it was regularly in the path of conquerors – the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and the Romans all took over the city. There’s a great amphitheater, as well as a necropolis, many mosaic floors, and temples to explore.
Day 8: Fethiye Departure
After breakfast and check-out, we will bring you back direction of Antalya Airport.
Extra Tour Details
- Everyday departure (All year round)
- Duration: 8 days
- Private / Group
What has been included during the 8 Days History of Turkey from Fethiye?
- Accommodation BB
- All sightseeing & excursions mentioned in the itinerary
- Cooking classes
- Lunch during the tours
- Transfer service from Hotels & Airport
- English Guide
- Beverage during the tour
- Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
- Personal expenses
Which extra activities can you do during this Tour?
- Diving in Kas