Where to stay in Fethiye: The 6 best areas

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Planning your next visit to Fethiye but confused about which area to stay in? 

This gorgeous destination contains multiple attractions, which makes it hard to choose where to book accommodation.

Where is the best area to stay in Fethiye?

Fethiye contains several amazing areas you can stay in during your visit. Here we’ll list the most popular areas that suit a variety of budgets and preferences. 

1.   City center: Ideal for explorers

If you’re an explorer looking to discover as much as you can of Fethiye’s destinations and attractions, the city center is your best bet.

Staying in the city center provides quick access to the old town area, Paspatur. In the old town, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, shops and bars all around the streets.

Picking accommodation in the city center also makes it easier to visit the rock tombs in the Fethiye hills.

The city center area is also slightly more affordable than the beachside areas, even though it’s not far from Fethiye’s numerous beaches. 

You can reach the most popular beaches in just a few minutes by car. 

If you’re looking for recommendations for hotels to stay in the city center area, here are our top picks:

2.   Fethiye marina: Best for a luxurious experience

Located in the south of Fethiye, the marina is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a luxurious stay. This area is full of boutique hotels and luxury resorts to pick from.

In addition, a wide variety of superb restaurants and shops serve the marina. What’s also great about the marina is the close distance between it and the city center. 

You can enjoy the luxurious experience of the marina while being located close to the historic sites in the city center. 

The seaside location of the marina also makes it an excellent option if you want to go on a boat excursion to visit a neighboring island or go on a snorkeling trip. 

The following are our recommended hotels in Fethiye Marina:

3.   Karagözler: An affordable area next to marina Fethiye

Luckily, staying close to Fethiye Marina doesn’t have to be expensive. Karagözler is a relatively affordable area with quick access to the marina.

It’s a small area near the Fethiye marina situated close to several regional parks. There are many mid-range hotels to choose from there.

This place is your ideal choice if you want to stay close to the marina but pay a lower price. 

If you’re looking for the best stays in Karagözler, here are our top recommendations:

4.   Calis Beach: Best coastal area

Calis Beach is a highly popular destination for visitors looking for a beach vacation. It’s a 1-mile beach located on the other side of the marina. 

It’s one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean and is lined by a promenade with numerous apartment rentals and hotels. 

Calis is three miles from Fethiye’s central area. You can easily travel between Fethiye’s city centre and Calis Beach using a water taxi, which is a fun experience. 

Here are our top recommendations in Calis Beach:

5.   Ölüdeniz Beach: Ideal for families

Located 20 minutes’ drive south of Fethiye, Ölüdeniz is another famous beach resort in the municipality. 

The beaches there are lined with turquoise calm water, making it a great swimming spot for beginning swimmers. The area is also an excellent option for aqua sports enthusiasts. 

Ölüdeniz Beach is full of family-friendly resorts and has numerous shops, restaurants and bars.

If you want to enjoy another beach experience besides Ölüdeniz, you can visit the fabulous Gemiler beach which is close by.

For the best places to stay in Ölüdeniz Beach, check out these options: 

6.   Kabak Koyu: For a quiet experience

If you’re looking for a quiet area to stay in Fethiye, Kabak is your ideal choice. This place is located around an hour south of Fethiye’s city centre. 

Because of the relatively long distance between it Fethiye, it’s usually uncrowded. Surprisingly, even some locals aren’t familiar with this hidden gem. 

Kabak Koyu is perfect if you’re into quiet hikes and serene beaches. Here you can unwind and experience memorable sunsets.

However, if you want to do lots of activities, then this might not be the best area for you. 

The following are our recommended stays in Kabak:

Wrapping Up

Hopefully now you have a better idea of where to stay in Fethiye.

To sum up, the city center is the best area if you’re looking to explore as many places as possible.

If you’re into luxury, Fethiye Marina is the way to go, whereas stays in Calis and Ölüdeniz provide the perfect seaside experience. 

And if you’re wanting a quiet vacation to unwind, you should check out Kabak. 

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