The road to Fethiye winds up and down hills through a heavily forested region that
offers occasional glimpses of the sea and an islet or two basking in total seclusion. The
Gulf of Gocek and its friendly marina is one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots.
Dotted with islands and indented with many coves, its land and seascapes are irresistible.
The ruins of Arymaxa, an ancient city at the southern tip of the gulf, lie at the edge of
the azure waters. Opposite, on Tersane Island, stand Byzantine
ruins, including those of the ancient shipyards.
The popular resort Fethiye, 135 km southeast of Marmaris,
boasts an important marina at the head of a beautiful bay strewn with islands. A hill
crowned by the ruins of the crusader fortress built by the Knights of Rhodes overlooks the
little port. Above the town, (called Telmessos in antiquity),
numerous Lycian rock tombs, reproducing the facades ancient
buildings, were cut into the cliff face. The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from
the fourth century B.C. is the most remarkable.