Fethiye with its cultural wealth, natural beauties and geography, is among the important tourism centres of Turkey. It is famous for its works of art belong to Persians, Lycians, Carians and Romans. This charming county is in a bay within Fethiye Gulf where both large and small islands are scattered. The rear of the bay is surrounded by pine forests.
The ancient name of Fethiye, which was a coastal city at the borders of Lycia-Caria, is Telmessos. There is not definite information about the foundation of this Ancient city. According to the first written records, it has come into existence in the 5th century B.C. Telmessos, separate from Lycia, survived as an independent city for a long time. The city experienced the rule of Persia, Alexander the Great, Rome, Pergamum Kingdom, Byzantium, Menteşeoğulları Principality and Ottoman State respectively.
Mediterranean climate, which is hot and dry during summers and warm and rainy during winters, is dominant in the region. Temperature, which is approximately 30 degrees during summer months, is generally over 10 degrees during winter. Sea water temperature never decreases under 16 degrees during each season.
Hisaronu is a mini-resort perched on a mountain plateau, overlooking the famous Olu Deniz lagoon and just a few minutes dolmus ride from Fethiye. Lively and bright, the resort is packed with gift shops, nightclubs and the resort's speciality - restaurants catering for every taste! Hisaronu really comes alive after dark as visitors and locals head for the disco bars or linger over a meal, enjoying the cool mountain air.
Oludeniz takes its name from the beautiful blue lagoon located a few hundred yards from the main town. The beach itself stretches for several miles, but the most popular section is the lagoon with its stunning backdrop of mountains and pine forest. This area has been designated a National Park and there is a small entrance charge, but it is well worth paying - there are shaded areas suitable for picnicking, showers and snack bars. In the main town, the seafront is crammed with provision stores, bars and restaurants, many with roof terraces perfect for enjoying the sunset and the wonderful views.