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Property for Sale in Fethiye

The Turkish port city of Fethiye is one of the popular Mediterranean resorts on the southern coast of the country. Originally named Telmessos until the 1930s, Fethiye is one of the most popular tourist resorts during the Turkish summer season.


One of Turkey's most popular resorts, the Fethiye region has proven hugely popular with people looking to purchase a property in Turkey in recent years. The towns stunning beaches and laid back atmosphere proving an attractive mixture for people seeking a more authentic Turkish experience.

Long stretches of white beach coupled with a cosmopolitan and western atmosphere has made the city very popular amongst the British, American and Western Europeans. Having been a previous winner of tourism awards from The Times and The Guardian, Fethiye is fast becoming one of the most popular Mediterranean escapes across Turkey, Greece and the Aegean.

Fethiye enjoys an excellent location on the southern coast of Turkey, in the northern Mediterranean Sea, which makes property for sale in Fethiye very popular with investors due to its desirable location. Sharing maritime borders with Europe, Asia and Africa – the waters surrounding Fethiye are warm and crystal clear. The city sits at the basin of the Aegean Sea and the archipelago of islands vital to both Greece and Turkey’s tourism culture. The nearest airport is Dalaman Airport, less than an hour’s drive away and responsible for millions of international and domestic passengers each year. Fethiye is 600km from the Turkish capital of Istanbul, 800km from Istanbul and 1000km from the Syrian border.

Fethiye as a city is home to less than 70,000 permanent residents, though the wider district houses almost 200,000 people. Fethiye, like many Turkish ports and cities, is normally used to reference the region surrounding the main city – which in this case brings the population up to almost 3,000,000. Much of the population is dependent upon the tourist trade, with many residents’ lifestyles directly dependent upon tourism. Friendliness of the locals has made the area a popular choice for expats, with a large number of Brits opting to invest in properties for sale in Fethiye, either as a holiday home or for permanent residence. During the peak summer season, there can be up to 40,000 Britons staying within Fethiye at any one time – with more than 7,000 registered as permanent citizens. Almost 600,000 British tourists pass through the city each season.

Fethiye is most known for its origin as Telmessos, a now ruined city of great importance in mythology and real world history. Stories concerning Apollo and Alexander The Great lend the modern Fethiye an iconic historical identity. Drawing from its rich heritage, Fethiye draws much of its tourism from ancient architecture and monuments throughout the area. The Tomb of Amyntas is world famous for being one of the largest and best preserved tombs in the world – whilst a number of museums cater to the interests of travelling enthusiasts.

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