Solo Female Travel in Fethiye

Located on the turquoise coast of southwestern Turkey, Fethiye is a vibrant and beautiful city filled with attractions that celebrate both the country's ancient past and its wonderful natural landscapes. It is renowned for its marvelous Lycian rock tombs, the most famous being Amyntas Tomb, intricately carved into the hillside and providing panoramic views of the city. Not just historical attractions, Fethiye is also loved for its gorgeous beaches such as Oludeniz - admired for pristine waters and paragliding opportunities, and Calis - popular for spectacular sunsets. There's also the natural haven, Butterfly Valley, a canyon teeming with rare butterfly species. Fethiye's bustling harbor, charming old town with an array of shops and delicious traditional eateries, and fresh fish markets where you can choose your meal and have it cooked instantly, add to the uniqueness of this seaside Turkish city.

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Is Fethiye good for solo travel?



Fethiye is generally a safe destination for solo female travelers. The locals are friendly and helpful, and there are plenty of well-populated places to explore both day and night. While petty crime, such as pickpocketing, does occur, the risks are lower compared to other destinations. However, as with any travel, always being aware of your surroundings and taking normal precautions is recommended.


Fethiye is fairly accessible and tourist-friendly. It is equipped with a well-organized public transportation system and taxi services that can help you navigate the city smoothly. However, language can sometimes pose a difficulty as not all locals are fluent in English. The city is also pedestrian-friendly, particularly in the central marketplace. Different attractions are in the vicinity of each other making walking an enjoyable and feasible way to explore. The only potential hinderance might be the heat during summer months, so planning your day early in the morning or late in the afternoon might be a wise choice. Despite this, local people are generally very helpful and many are used to tourists. Overall, getting around Fethiye is quite manageable and enjoyable.
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Things to do:Interesting

Fethiye offers a wide variety of activities for the solo female traveler. It is a city rich in natural beauty, from the stunning turquoise coast to the lush mountain backdrop. For those interested in history, the ancient Lycian rock tombs and the remains of the Telmessos city walls offer a glimpse into the past. For adventure seekers, paragliding off Babadağ Mountain is a must-do activity. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the hiking trails around the city, particularly the Lycian Way. There are also several beautiful beaches for relaxation. However, while there is plenty to do, it may not be as vibrant or bustling as other major cities in terms of nightlife.

Food:Above average

Fethiye offers an enjoyable culinary experience, characterized by its wide variety of traditional dishes and Mediterranean flavors. From fresh seafood to delicious mezes (starters), hearty stews, and famous Turkish sweets, the city ensures a decent range of options for all foodies. Vegetarian and vegan options are also increasing, though not widespread yet. Local markets supply fresh produce which adds to the flavor of meals, and many places have menus with English translations. Turkish tea and coffee are also a must-try. However, international cuisine options are somewhat limited.


Fethiye is incredibly budget-friendly compared to other popular European destinations. Accommodation, food, transportation, and attractions are very affordable. Local markets offer a variety of cheap, delicious food and you can find hostels, guesthouses for a reasonable price as well. Moreover, public transportation is widely available and reliable. However, prices can increase during the peak tourist season.

Is Fethiye worth visiting?


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I stayed in Kabak Bay for two weeks. Since it was winter, it was very quiet. Nature interwined. There are minibuses available at regular intervals, or you can reach there by taxi or car. I heard it's very busy and fun during the summer months. You can find an atmosphere like the hipsters of the 60s here in the summer.

Posted: March 27, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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