Discover the History of Turkey around Fethiye - 8 Days

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.

Overview

This event is best for those who want to spend an evening immersed in cultural aspects and who are fascinated by traditional heritage.

Extra Tour Details

  1. Type:  Regular
  2. Season: Every evening (All year round)
  3. Departure point: Pamukkale Hotels
  4. Ending point: Pamukkale Hotels
  5. Duration: 3 hours and 1 hour Show

Service Basics:

  • Transfer
  • English Guide

Good to know

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Additional Info:

  • Clients must be ready 15 minutes before the exact pickup time given by the tour guide.
  • Please always take all passports with you during the tour.
  • By some problems or delays don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly!

Available Language(s):
• English

Itinerary

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 kilometres long, with four kilometres accessible, and the vertical walls can reach up to 300 metres 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, and splash about in the water that’s travelled 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 the 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 to 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. Overnight in Kas

Day 6
Kas

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 the 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 centre 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 amphitheatre, as well as a necropolis, many mosaic floors and temples to explore.

Afterwards, head the short distance to Patara Beach, rightly considered one of the best beaches in Turkey. This protected natural area is home to a long stretch of soft sand, shallow blue water and gentle waves ideal for a bit of body-surfing. After a swim and an included picnic lunch here, stop in at Letoon – the sacred cult centre of Lycia. Here there was a temple dedicated to the goddess Leto and her children, Artemis and Apollo, and the inscriptions found there was key to deciphering the Lycian language. Head back to Fethiye for a final night.

Day 8
Fethiye_ Departure

After breakfast and check-out, we will bring you back direction of Antalya Airport.

Included and Excluded Services

Included Services

  • • Admission fees to attractions
  • • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • • Transfer service from Hotels and back
  • • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • • Airport Transfers
  • • Guide
  • • Mentioned Lunches
  • • Accommodation in a 3* - 4* BB Hotel
  • • Boat tour
  • • Saklikent - Saklikent Gorge
  • • Daily Xanthos, Letoon, Patara Excursion
  • • Kayakoy - Gozleme Cooking Class
  • • Fethiye - Market
  • • Kas - Leader led orientation walk
  • • Kas - Full-day cruise
  • • Xanthos - Archaeological site
  • • Patara - Ancient Site & Beach
  • • Letoon - Archaeological site
  • • Insurances

Excluded Services

  • • Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
  • • Personal expenses
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Cancellation Policy

The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.
Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
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Discover the History of Turkey around Fethiye