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Fethiye is a city in Turkey, more precisely in the province of Mugla. It is located in the Aegean region and is one of the most popular and most visited resorts on the Turkish Riviera. The first evidence of settlements in this area dates back to more than 5000 years ago. In the past, the town was called Telmessos and was part of ancient Lycia. Today it is a very popular and beautiful resort, popular among Turks as well as tourists and travellers from other parts of the world. But this city is far from being just a tourist resort. There are really many things to do and see here. You can visit many cultural, historical and religious sites in Fethiye and if you go outside the city, there are many more attractions that you should not miss when you are in this area. There are so many stunning archaeological sites of ancient cities and villages where you can learn a lot about the history of this area and also about the history of human civilization. This is a unique area to understand the evolution of culture in modern civilizations.
If you are taking a road trip through Turkey, you should definitely put Fethiye on the list of cities where you will stop and spend a few days. Of course, you can also start your road trip here. Fethiye is a perfect starting point for further exploration of Turkey. Here in Fethiye you can relax and recharge your batteries. And when you have finished your relaxation by the sea and in the shade of the trees with a cocktail in your hand, then you can rent a car and explore the area. You will definitely not regret it, because there are so many great places that you will hardly forget your holiday here.
Basic info and car hire in Fethiye
- Location: Province of Mugla, Turkey
- Population: 84,053
- Official language: Turkish
- Currency: Turkish Lira
- Weather: Fethiye has a Mediterranean climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Fethiye are in good condition.
- Car hire in Fethiye: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Fethiye is at the Fethiye Downtown. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Fethiye!
Driving in Fethiye
Driving in Fethiye is much easier and less stressful than in the big Turkish cities. There are not so many traffic jams and the traffic is much less dense. Of course, there are times, especially during the tourist season in the summer, when there is more traffic on the roads and you may also experience some congestion, but this is mainly within the city and around the tourist attractions. Once you leave the city centre, you will really enjoy your ride. The roads here are in good condition, the scenery is stunning and the views are breathtaking, so you are in for a great driving experience. But it's good to know that local drivers here drive pretty fast and sometimes like to overtake you, even if there's a curve in front of you. Turks also like to ignore red lights, so you should not be surprised if locals run red lights.
The best advice for driving in Turkey is to be careful, obey all the rules and follow the road signs and you will avoid trouble on the road.
- Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. There is no young drivers fee for any car groups. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
- International Driving Permit: In case your driver’s license is printed in the Latin alphabet, you do not normally need to have an International Driving Permit for Renting a car in Turkey. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.
- Additional papers: Identification(passport or ID), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
- Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (which are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), 2 warning triangles, First aid kit, fire extinguisher.
- Children in the car: If you have a child as a passenger, there are stricter rules that you should follow in Turkey as a driver. An appropriate child restraint is used for children between 3 and 11 years old and less than 1.35 meters tall. As per the country’s laws, a 12-month-old child weighing up to 9 kg should be positioned in the safety seat at the back of the car with the baby’s head facing the rear windows.
- Driving side of the road: Right hand
- Lights: If you are from the UK you need Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)
- General speed limits: Urban areas: 50 km/h, Double lane roads: 90 km/h, Motorways: 120 km/h
Car Hire in Fethiye
Most popular car hire at Fethiye
The most selected hire car in Fethiye is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Fethiye are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Fethiye
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Fethiye. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Turkey.
Fethiye-Eldirek (7,9km with approximately 10 minutes of drive)
Fethiye-Dalaman (44km with approximately 40 minutes of drive)
Fethiye-Mugla (125km with approximately 1,5-2 hours of drive)
Fethiye-Denizli (181km with approximately 2,5-3 hours of drive)
Popular day trips from Fethiye
Oludeniz Blue Lagoon, Butterfly Valley, Gemiler Island, White-Water Rafting Trip on the Dalaman River, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Dalyan, Iztuzu Beach...
What to see in Fethiye
Fethiye is primarily a tourist destination. This city is full of resorts, hotels and other tourist infrastructure. But, of course, there are not only resorts and hotels, but also many great cultural, historical and religious sites that are worth visiting. If you rent a car here and drive around the area, you will also find many small villages and towns where you can get a glimpse of Turkish culture and tradition. The locals here are very talkative and friendly, so you will definitely enjoy your stay here.
One of the places you must visit in Fethiye is undoubtedly Oeluedeniz beach. This long beach has everything you need if you are looking for a perfect beach. There are many water sports activities you can do here, but also many bars and restaurants where you can have lunch, a coffee or a cocktail, or in the evening you can visit the great parties and dance all night long.
Another fabulous destination is the Tomb of Amyntas. This stunning rock-carved architecture is truly something unique and you should take the time to explore this place when you come to Fethiye.
Lycian sarcophagi are located throughout the city. These are actually tombs carved out of the rock and decorated on the outside.
Other places worth visiting in Fethiye: Saklıkent National Park, Tlos Ruins, Fethiye Market, Fethiye Old Town, Çalis Beach, Fethiye Port, Kayakoey, Butterfly Valley, Oeluedeniz Blue Lagoon, Kadyanda, Lycian Way,...
Drive your rental car beyond Fethiye
Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and travellers from all over the world. This colourful country has so many different things to offer. You can either explore the Mediterranean coast, visit impressive mosques, explore amazing cities and breathtaking natural landscapes, enjoy delicious cuisine, have an unforgettable shopping experience and much more.
Turkey is divided into 7 main regions and each of them is unique and different from the other six. In each region, you can find something for yourself. In every single region of Turkey, there are both big cities and beautiful untouched nature. The regions are the Eastern Anatolia region, Central Anatolia, the Black Sea region, the Mediterranean region, the Aegean region, the Marmara region and the Southeastern Anatolia region. It is good to know that Turkey has something to offer no matter when you come here. Many people know Turkey only for its cuisine, cities and sights, but there are many other things in Turkey that will surprise you. For example, you can go skiing because there are some excellent ski resorts. One of the most popular mountain destinations in Turkey is Palandoken, which is located in the eastern region of Erzurum and is also the highest mountain in the country at 3125 metres. But there are also some other popular ski resorts that you can visit, for example, Saklikent Ski Resort - Antalya, Uludag Ski Resort - Bursa, Ilgaz Mountain Resort - Kastamonu, Davraz Ski Centre - Isparta, Erciyes Ski Resort - Kayseri...
The largest city in the country is Istanbul, while the capital is Ankara. One of the most interesting facts about Istanbul is certainly the fact that this city is located on two continents, Europe and in Asia, the two sides being connected by the Galata Bridge. Istanbul is divided by the Bosphorus: the west bank is in Europe and the east bank, in turn, is in Asia.
But of course, there are really countless sights worth visiting in this country. If you are taking a road trip through Turkey, you really should have a good plan, because there are so many destinations to visit and so many different things to see and do in each of these places that you simply cannot go everywhere. It's good to get well informed and then visit the places according to your own preferences and at your own pace. Here are some suggestions: Goebekli Tepe (Potbelly Hill), the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, the Greek Temple of Artemis, the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Bergama,. The ancient city of Aphrodisias, Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Edirne, Bursa, Cesme, Bodrum, Konya, Urfa, Cappadocia, the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Mosque, the Topkapı Palace, Pamukkale, Mount Nemrut, Oelduedeniz, Aspendos, Patara, Ani, Safranbolu, the Sumela Monastery...
If you are planning a visit to Turkey, you can be sure that you will have a great time. This country really has so many different things to offer that every tourist and traveller will find something for them here. You can either explore history by visiting museums, historical sites, monuments, etc. Or you can come here to spend an active holiday with numerous sports activities that you can do here. You can also just come here and relax on the beaches, in spas or wellness facilities... then you can explore the unspoiled nature and eat delicious food, so as written, there is something for every type of traveller. Buckle up and drive safely!
Where to eat, drink, and party in Fethiye
Fethiye is a culinary paradise with one of the most diverse offerings in all of Turkey. There are so many different restaurants throughout the city where you can enjoy many different dishes. You can enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine or order modern Turkish dishes. Of course, there are also menus from other parts of the world.
The traditional cuisine here in Fethiye is mainly based on fresh fruits and vegetables and of course fish and seafood. This is mainly due to the fertile soil, which provides the perfect weather for growing crisps and vegetables, and thanks to the sea, there are many different seafood dishes here that are worth trying.
In the evening Fethiye becomes a very lively place with many bars, clubs and discos on the beaches and also in the city centre. You can go to many different parties and enjoy the rhythms of music until the morning.
Best restaurant in Fethiye
Ailem Cafe Restaurant
The Local Pub & Grub
Arty's Fish And Chips
La Capella Cafe Bistro Restaurant
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to hire a car in Turkey?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Turkey?
The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. There is no young drivers fee for any car groups. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
Do I need car insurance in Turkey?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Turkey with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Turkey?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Turkey?
In case your driver’s license is printed in the Latin alphabet, you do not normally need to have an International Driving Permit for Renting a car in Turkey.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Turkey?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Turkey?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Renault Clio and Hyundai i20 often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Turkey?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, Keddy, Auto union, Pandora Car Hire and NoktAuto rent a Car Companies.
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Turkey?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Hyundai i20, Renault Clio, Peugeot 308, Ford Fiesta.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Turkey?
Most car rentals in Turkey offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
Is it safe to hire a car in Turkey?
It is perfectly safe to hire a car in Turkey. Driving in Turkey can be a challenge, but it is completely safe.
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