Fethiye, like other cities in the region are among the oldest settlements of Anatolia. According to a legend telmessos name of the god Apollo, one of the Phoenician king Agenor loved the girl and had docked in the form of a cute little dog. After buying her daughter was with him and had a child. They put the name of the man born son Telmessos. The name comes from the legendary city of Fethiye.
The history of Fethiye, or with its ancient name Telmessos According to some philological determination BC III. to go up to a thousand works of that period, although that has not yet found confirmation. The establishment of new settlements and encountered many earthquakes since ancient times, has led to the destruction of the structure in that period of time. However, in the south of the modern city of tombs carved into the rock tombs are located at various points in the city to have survived from antiquity.
The most famous and most magnificent of the rock graves is undoubtedly Amyntas king's tomb. The theater remains found during excavations by the museum in recent years provides some information about the layout and organization of the city in antiquity.
If you look westward, you come to Antalya in all its glory, you'll see striking the Bey Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea with city maintenance position. The year with the typical Mediterranean climate with almost 300 days of clear weather Beydağları, indoor temperatures will also hurt the visitors, forced the climbers to the summit it has a climate of intimidation