Fethiye

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Fethiye

Fethiye is a city and district in the Mugla Province in Turkey. It is on the "Turquoise Coast". 59,425 people live there. There is a big harbor in the town and a marina. There are no beaches in Fethiye town, but there are many nice beaches around Oludeniz, a nearby town. There is a number of different places to stay including hotels.

The ancient name for the town was Telmessos.[1] There are a number of historic sites including rock tombs. These were dug into cliffs by the Lycians. The tomb of Amnytas was built in the 4th century BC.[1] Next to the harbor is a castle built by the Knights of Rhodes.[1] In nearby villages there are also many historic sites including a temple to Apollo at Letoon[1], which is a World Heritage Site.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Fethiye (Telmessos)". allaboutturkey.com. http://www.allaboutturkey.com/fethiye.htm. Retrieved 7 January 2011.

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