Fethiye: A Guide to Property Investment and Stunning Coastal Living

Fethiye is a large town in South West Turkey, sitting on the waters edge of Turkey’s stunning Turquoise coast, once a small fishing village, in recent years Fethiye has become a thriving tourist center.

The town was once a Lycian city and there are traces of the ancient settlement that date back to the 6th century BC, which include the magnificent rock tombs (burial chambers) of ancient kings on the face of the cliff that you can clearly see as you sail into Fethiye.

Fethiye boasts an impressive harbour front that leads you into the old town shopping area and newly extended promenade that stretches from the up-market Karagozler with its deluxe private marina and boutique hotels, to the popular beach resort of Calis.
The town centre is a mix of the old world and the new, where you will find supermarkets, banks, live music venues and an excellent choice of restaurants from simple and traditional Turkish lokanta’s to large, stylish restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisine. Turn down a side street and you are drawn into a cool vine covered alley ways with traditional bazaars in Paspatur, Fethiye’s ‘old town’. Housed in traditional shuttered Ottoman buildings, Paspatur has a collection of traditional craft and carpet stores, jewellers, tea houses, cafes, spice and leather shops. Fethiye boasts a good nightlife at the height of the season, with many bars and discos.

Fethiye seafront has a picture-postcard view of Sovalye Island, the larger of 12 islands and is also the yachting hub for Blue Voyages (gullet cruises) into the Gulf of Fethiye, the 12 Islands, and the unforgettable region around Kekova Island, which has mysterious sunken cities and some of the most stunning underwater ruins in the world.

Fethiye is a popular investment choice for those who want to benefit from excellent amenities and transport links.

The area has long lured property investors and holidaymakers attracted by its diverse beauty, wealth of history, year round facilities and laid back lifestyle. Offering an alluring mix of traditional villages and lively seaside resorts all nestled into a backdrop of rugged pine-clad mountains – there’s property in Fethiye to suit all tastes and budgets. The majority of properties for sale in Fethiye are apartments, there are houses and villas in central Fethiye but they rarely come on to the property market and when they do they tend to sell very quickly.

Airports – Dalaman International Airport is an easy 45 minute drive from Fethiye. It provides regular direct flights to most UK and popular European destinations throughout the summer months and via Istanbul off season. The distance from Dalaman Airport to Fethiye is approx 45 kilometres

Buses – Fethiye has a modern bus station (otogar) running scheduled services throughout Turkey and local buses (dolmus) operate a frequent services within the town and to neigboring towns and villages.

Rhodes Hydrofoil – runs most days throughout the summer to the Greek island of Rhodes. It takes approx 90 minute and leaves early morning, returning early evening. This is booked locally via tour/travel agents.



 About Tasyaka & Deliktas

Tasyaka and Deliktas are popular residential suburbs of Fethiye. They are situated around a 5 minute bus ride or drive along the Hisaronu/Oludeniz road from Fethiye town centre.

Since 2008, both Tasyaka and Deliktas residential areas have grown and are now a nice mix of local and foreigners in residence. The main through road has supermarkets, shops, bakeries and patisseries.

The transport links are excellent to Fethiye, Hisaronu and Oludeniz.

A new shopping mall, Erasta AVM, is within easy reach of both areas providing a good mix of high street shops, coffee houses, cafes, a modern cinema, bowling, fast food court and children’s soft play centre.

The area also has a good selection of public and private schools, nurseries and colleges.

Property wise apartment blocks and complexes are commonplace. Some modern blocks were built with foreign residents in mind featuring pools and/or complex facilities. As you head up the mountain road towards Hisaronu and Oludeniz, you find what’s known locally as ‘Tasyaka Hills’. Many of the properties here offer stunning sea views across Fethiye bay and the islands beyond.

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