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is a town of
Mugla Province of Turkey, located at the junction of
Aegean & Mediterranean seas. Modern day
Fethiye is built on the ancient city of Telmessos, ruins of
which can be seen in the city. It is one of Turkey's well-known
tourist centers and is especially prized during the summer.
There are no gay-exclusive venues in Fethiye, but just like
similar tourism towns and cities of Turkey, Fethiye also has a
very liberal life and consequently visited by a
considerable number of local and foreign gay tourists in Summer
Fethiye from Rock Tombs
Market street in old Fethiye
Deserted "Ghost City" Kayakoy
Visitor feedbacks for gay life in Fethiye:
*Typical of small towns there is no such thing as a 'gay life'
in Fethiye, however visiting gays are treated with respect and
all bars and restaurants are accepting. I believe there is a
British gay bar in town but generally everyone blends in. (10
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BARS AND CLUBS
Exclusive Gay Bars and Clubs in Fethiye: In fact, there are no gay-exclusive or explicitly gay-friendly
bars or clubs in Fethiye, despite several places have been
mentioned as gay bars on some internet forums. Nevertheless, the
nightlife in Fethiye is very liberal and most bars and clubs
would be very welcoming and friendly to gay and lesbian clients.
It is very likely to come across with several gays and lesbians
when you go out to discover the night life casually.
The Boyz - Kısmet
"Kismeth bar is a gay friendly bar owned by two
Englishmen. The bar is located near the promenade close to the
blue building" (Posted by Ruud from Netherlands on
Welcome to Kismet
Bar, Fethiye. Situated in the heart of Fethiye, alongside the
harbour, Kismet opened its doors in November 2006 and has proved
itself to be a popular drinking place for both tourists and
locals alike. Also read other reviews at
"I haven't heard of gay bars as such but I have met gay
people in and around Fethiye and they are very much accepted
they don't have any problems. Mango in Fethiye has a resident
drag artist called Pasha so i suppose that place must attract
some gay people as well as the straight people who enjoy the
Talk of The Town / Hisaronu
Address: Main Street, Hisaronu, Fethiye, Mugla
Talk of the town is the popular night club famous with very
professional drag-shows especially. It is located on the main
street of Hisaronu, Oludeniz. Hisaronu is located very close to
Oludeniz beach area and can be reached from downtown Fethiye
with frequent, comfortable and cheap public minivans. Many
tourists chose to stay in Hisaronu for being close to the
Oludeniz beach and it has its own entertainment and night life.
Many British people also have houses and lives constantly in
Hisaronu and the vicinity.
Address: Hamam Sokak. No:33,Fethiye, Phone: +90 252 612 78 72
Cool bar playing a mixture of Turkish Music, Rock and dance. The
seats outside are very comfortable and the bar staff are very
friendly. As the name suggests the outside of the bar has two
cars coming out of the wall.
Mango Bar Address: Hamam Sokak, No: 29 Fethiye, Turkey A small indoor dance club, sometimes featuring live Turkish
music, is Mango Bar. Especially recommended for those who likes
Reviews about this venue:
"I may have had 2.. TWO bad situations at MANGO in Fethiye...
but the first time I attempted to get into the venue, the
"bouncer/security/thug" looked at my footwear.... Vuitton
shoe/trainers.... and told me that the club was full... the door
opened and it evidently was NOT. The second time... again, my
footwear was closely scrutinized .. and presumably passed some
sort of "test" .... and as a group of arriving people were let
in in front of me WITHOUT paying..... I was asked if I was
alone. When I said Yes.... I was told that I had to have a
ticket, which I would have to pay for. I don't think I've
witnessed such appalling manners and attitude since the awful
days of "door whores" in London. Maybe I was deemed to be TOO
OLD (at 36) to be allowed access to this hallowed sanctuary? A
real shame, as I was searching for a great venue to bring a
group of very wealthy friends who wanted something a little more
"upmarket" than some of the other... MUCH more welcoming bars in
the Paspatur area. IF Mango has some strange sort of door
policy... it certainly should be explained. Hence.... I CANNOT
recommend this bar.... CAR CEMETARY, on the other hand... was
welcoming, fun, great attitude and a fantastic live band."(Posted
by Alan M from U.K on August 21st 2013)
River Bar Centre (Saklikent Gorge) - There are two bars
here where you can laze on rafts, dangle your feet in the river
and enjoy an ice cold beer after your hike in the gorge. It is
also possible to sleep overnight here for free on the rafts or
for a few dollars in the tree-houses, a good idea if your
planning to do a lot of the gorge.
Eski Bar (Hisaranu) - Next to La Mediteranee, this bar is
a good place to have a few beers or cocktails in day time or
early evenings when you want to to waste away some time.
"It's a great bar, lots of fun, gay community very welcome, and
i even met one haha :)" (Posted by Kirsty from UK on 09/06/2009)
Gay or Gay-Friendly Restaurants
and Cafe Shops in Fethiye: Swallows Restaurant
Address: Hisaronu, Fethiye, Turkey. This venue is reported by a website visitor as below:
Visitor Feedback: "Owner, is not gay but has gay friends and is
very gay friendly. Food is variety of Turkish and International.
As the owner is a chef himself he can do requests if they are
not busy. Extensive menu. Situated in Hisaronu centre, upstairs
overlooking the main street, great for people watching, great
"This restaurant has now moved. Same owner but it has moved down
onto the nearby beach resort of Oludeniz. On the main road
leading to the beach, a couple of hundred yards from the beach.
Everything else is the same" (February 20 2011)
Restaurants and Cafe Shops in
Samdam - 0252 614 28 68 Traditional Turkish restaurant with cheap
Zeki Restaurant - Eski Megri Sokak No. 7, Paspatur,
Fethiye. (0252) 61435 85
Traditional family run restaurant. Excellent food and warm and
friendly welcome always. Great atmosphere. They are open all
year round. Try the delicious 'Testi Kepabi' an authentic Turkish
dish, you will be back for more. It is served to your table in a
sealed crock pot and cracked open and served on the table -
Cafe Oley - 38. Sokak (bazaar street) No:4 Fethiye - (0252)
Great place to start the day with
superb salads and refreshing smoothies.
The Duck Pond - Carsi ici (bazaar), Fethiye.
0252 614 74 29 Beautiful restaurant situated next
to a duck pond! The food is very tasty
and the service is extremely attentive. If you can't manage to eat
all on your plate, the ducks seem only happy to oblige!
Megri - Carsi Caddesi No: 13 Turkish and Ottoman cuisinerestaurant in the centre of the bazaar with loads of
seats, if you want to sit in the centre by the trees its
advisable to make a reservation. The food is a bit more pricey
than some of the other places but is well worth it.
Shine Indian Restaurant - Hisaronu, Fethiye - (0252) 616
Shine Indian Restaurant has got to be the place to go when
looking for something with just that special touch extra.
Brilliant staff who are so attentive to every diners needs
whether choice from menu, strength of spices to even where to
Levissi Garden -
Kayakoy, Fethiye Web:
www.levissigarden.com The setting is so atmospheric with the ruined village as a
backdrop. They also fetch from hotels and drop back at the end
of the evening. The experience starts with a tour of the whole
place, then comes the wine tasting. Then you are taken to your
table. The food is fabulous. The wine can be expensive. Ask the
price when you are tasting and choosing.
*Eating out is a pleasurable experience in Fethiye. For fish
lovers the open air courtyard style Fish Market provides daily
catch to the restaurants located in the courtyard. Simply chose
your fish and restaurant, then enjoy. Be warned you could be
serenaded by local musicians/singers.
(10 Jun 2008)
Gay Friendly Sauna or
Bath Houses in Fethiye: There
is not any considerable information obtained for listing under
this section so far.
Please note that most owners of action places such as cinemas,
baths and saunas do not like to be mentioned on gay websites or
guide books even if they want them to come to their venues for
Recommended Sauna or Bath Houses in Fethiye: Not necessarily in order to find partners, a visit to a
historical Turkish bath is at the top of the must-do list for
gay tourists visiting Turkey. The following ones are recommended
(none-gay) baths in Fethiye in order not to miss this exotic
OLD TURKISH BATH
Paspatur (old harbour) Fethiye. Web:
http://www.oldturkishbath.com This is the popular historical Turkish bath in town.
The Turkish Bath, together with the Mosque situated nearby, were
built by Yavuz Sultan Selim in the 16th Century.
*The historical Turkish bath in Fethiye is located Paspatur
known as the "Old City". Another bath is near the Bus Terminal,
operating throughout the year. In addition, some touristic
hotels in the center of the town and at Oludeniz, Hisaronu,
Ovacik and Çalis have traditionally built Turkish baths.
Address: Garaj karsisi, Fethiye.
See Google Map Located somewhere across the intercity bus terminal (Otobus
Garaji). This is a less touristic Turkish bath, catering to
local people more.
In general, the cruising areas - especially parks and secluded
beaches are where gay men should be more selective with the
people they meet. It is always possible to come across to some
bad guys who want to trap the gay men in such places.
Especially, be careful at night time and do not carry very
valuable things and a lot of money on you, just in case.
There is not a very visible cruising area in Fethiye but the
major park and, waterfront near the marina and especially around
(night life area near old harbor) can get cruisy after
Ugur Mumcu Park near the harbour-wall has been recommended
as the best cruising spot of Fethiye in a message we received
from a local person in January 2011.
Cruising in the neighborhood of the big monument (Sehitler Aniti) in
the park is said to be more visible in the evenings. There are also no gay beaches in and around Fethiye. Actually there
are no beaches at the very centre of Fethiye where the pretty
promenade leads past the fishing harbour, marina and
port, which where you
can see few cruising gay men
usually in the evenings.
The nearest beach of Fethiye is Calis Beach, which
stretches west for over 4km (2.5 miles), lined by hotels,
restaurants, cafés and bars the whole way. Coarse sand at the
end nearest the town, it is shingle at the far end.
This would be where you can
occasionally see gay men bathing in the sun or swimming.
The best beach in the area is 15km (10 miles) away at the
beautiful lagoon of
Oludeniz. The Oludeniz or Blue Lagoon is a stunning expanse of shimmering
The beach of Butterfly Valley is possibly the most popular
for local and foreign gay and lesbian people visiting Fethiye
region. Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi) is a camping area
mostly popular among backpacker's but there are more comfortable
Bungalow style accommodations there as well. For daily visits,
you can either join typical boat trips which stop here, or take
dolmus-boats from Oludeniz available several times a day. You
can also go there with the minibuses going to Kabak Koyu
(another small valley/bay similar to Butterfly Valley) from
Fethiye or Oludeniz. Before arriving to Kabak Koyu you need to
stop at the top of the valley and make a little hard trekking
downward to the beach lasting over half an hour. Walking back up
would naturally be harder especially when it is hot in mid
The Patara beach is also a spot of
incomparable beauty with its white sand beaches and curious sand
The many beaches and bays of Fethiye are ideal for
picnicking and camping as well.
Other popular neighborhood beach/swimming regions include Belcegiz, Gemiler Islands, Koturumsu,
Katranci Bay, Gunluk and Gocek.
"Cruising along the river at
night between PizzaPizza opposite the Popeye boat and the big
Tuesday market square." (Posted by Ruud from Netherlands on
June 26th 2013)
"Go to Surf Beach beach in Calis and walk to the rocks at
the end of the beach. Action between the rocks, not very busy." (Posted by
Ruud from Nl on
Dec 16 2012) Info: The
Surfing Centre at the Çalış Beach, at a distance of 10 km. to
the city centre is an ideal location for those wishing to be
trained in this field and to participate in wind surf and kite
surf. Experienced and licensed trainers hold courses here Every
year many sportsmen coke here from Europe, especially from
Switzerland, Germany and England to be trained in wind and kite
surfing. Those keen on wind surf can achieve results after
working with experienced and licensed trainers for a minimum of
3 hours The wind blows in Fethiye from March to the end of
October. It is both thermal and quite regular. There are no
currents, rocky formations, sand hills and medusas here. The sea
traffic is not hazardous. The centre is within the preservation
area for crette carettas.
"Patara- Gelemis village has a naked beach, gay couples and
nice sandy beach" (Posted by Matt from UK on
October 12th 2011)
"Fethiye Harbour (Gardens). Junction of Gaffar Okkan Cd and
504/1 sokak (street) at the Harbour Sea Front. The
park/formal gardens are on the seafront in the harbour in
Central Fethiye. The cruising area is directly opposite the
"Popeye's" floating fish café, It is also where the canal meets
the sea. Various ways to get there. A good way is to get off the
Dolmus (local bus) terminal at the Central Mosque (Yeni Cami).
Go down the main road , Gaffar Okkan Cd , crossing over Ataturk
Cd. Walk down the hill to the Harbour. The park is on your left
at the harbour. After 22: 30, when no-one else is around except
cruisers. Sit on the benches or spot your desired man and sit
next to him and strike up a conversation. Unfortunately, it is
probably take-away only as there are no dark areas to play in as
it is quite a well lit public park. As with all Turkish Cruising
locations , pick-pockets can be found so go with very little
cash and leave your valuables (watch, jewellery, mobile, phone,
wallet) at home". (Posted by tifannylondon on
August 21 2011)
"Fethiye, Calis Beach
Day time where
1078 Sokak meets the Beach. Calis Beach is 3km west of the
harbour town of Fethiye. Get a local bus (Dolmus) to Calis Beach
and get off where the little bridge crosses the creek. Then,
walk westwards 200m along the seafront. Or, Use the large car
park at 1078 Sk and walk 50m to the beach. Fethiye and Calis are
NOT particularly busy with gay/bi men. There is no "significant"
gay scene. Not an official or busy gay beach but local gay/bi
men and tourists have taken to use the stretch of beach at
1078sk because there are NO sunbeds there and so this stretch
tends not to attract the general population/families etc... i.e
it is slightly quieter. It is also convenient for local men to
drive to the area in their cars, park in the car park and wander
down to see who is on the beach at this point. Outward signs of
affection between males is not tolerated. No sun beds/loungers
and Calis beach consists of tiny pebbles, so , take thick or
padded towels to lie on and reef shoes to enter the sea. Night
time cruising, where
1425 Sk meets the beach. Best times after sunset , but ,
later is better 22:30 24:00 There is no "significant" gay
scene. Local gay/bi men and tourists sometimes visit this
practically deserted section of the beach after dark. Currently
there are no hotels or buildings here or street lights. This is
likely to be developed in the future though, which will probably
kill any action. There are bushes and walls here, where outdoor
sex might be possible , with caution. It is also convenient for
local men to drive to the area in their cars, park ON the beach
and see who is on the beach/in the bushes at this point. Since
it is pitch black here , best to sit near the road so you are
illuminated in car headlights , so men know you are there and
looking for sex. Not very busy. Sometimes no men at all, often
just one or two. It is a bit hit and miss but it is the only
current night time location for cruising on Calis Beach."
(Posted by tifannylondon on
August 21 2011)
"Patara Beach. Patara Beach is one of only three or four
official nude beaches in Turkey. Nude sunbathing is permitted
some distance away from the clothed section. Cruising and gay/bi
sex occurs in the sand dunes behind the beach. Near the
town of Patara and Gelemis , Patara Beach is approximately 10
miles west of Kalkan, 230 miles west of Antalya, 75miles east of
here for Google map). From the beach car park walk
approximately half a mile west (to your right), away from the
clothed tourists and cafe. Spot the small , man-made beach
shelters, made out of twigs on the shoreline or other nudists
and you have reached it. Cruising occurs away from the shoreline
, in the sand dunes behind. Take plenty of refreshments. Best
Times: 1200 1800. At 1900 the beach is closed to the public
and patrolled by military as it is a protected area used by sea
turtles. Sex between gay and bisexual men is possible in
relative secrecy in the sand dunes and shrubbery. Mixture of
ages and body types , mostly Turkish locals, few tourists.
Mostly "top" men , very few bottoms. It is so remote that there
are never many people there, but that is in fact its' main
attraction. It is a 12 mile long , un spoilt beach of worldwide
heritage status. A handful of hotels and b+b's exist within the
village of Petara but it is also possible to stay in the tourist
resort of Kalkan, which is 10 miles east. Here you can catch the
local bus (dolmus) for very little money , and it runs every
hour until the beach closes. There will not be dozens of gay/bi
men at this location , perhaps just a handful at most. Some days
, there might be none". (Posted by tifannylondon on
August 21 2011)
"From the bus end stop in Calis Beach, walk the way a bit
further. In the evening after work you can find Turkish men
after work. Often sitting in their cars"
Gay Groups and Gay lesbian
Organizations in Fethiye:
There is not any considerable information we obtained so far
which is worth listing under this category.
Gay & lesbian Internet Sources for Fethiye:
Yahoo Group For Turkish Lesbians A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish Lesbians from
all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish
lesbians and lesbian tourists living in or visiting Fethiye in
Yahoo Group for Turkish Gays A Yahoo Group to meet Turkish gay men from
all over Turkey. You can leave a message to meet Turkish gays
and gay tourists living in or visiting Fethiye in this group
Gay-owned Turkish travel agency is organizing daily city tours, budget
package tours, tailor made
tours, boat cruises, hotel reservations in Fethiye and all around
Gay Friendly Fethiye Daily Tours:
and lesbian friendly daily tours from Fethiye and Oludeniz There are many daily tours and
activities you can join while you are in Fethiye including
Ephesus, Pamukkale, Dalyan, Turtle beach, Saklikent, Tlos, Yakapark, Scuba Diving, Jeep Safari, Paragliding, Rafting,
12 Islands, Butterfly Valley etc.
Gay friendly boat cruises from Fethiye FETHIYE-MARMARIS-FETHIYE
7 NIGHTS Embarking every Saturday in summer
accommodation on gullet boats with en suite baths, breakfast,
lunch, dinner, board games and basic snorkeling equipments.
GAY OR LESBIAN
FRIENDLY HOTELS IN FETHIYE
There are no gay exclusive or explicitly gay/lesbian
friendly hotels in Fethiye. Other recommended hotels
listed below can be booked on-line via gay-owned Turkish travel
agency located in Istanbul.
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Lycian Rock Tombs in
Fethiye is 135 kms southwest of Marmaris
and has an outstanding and busy marina. The ancient name of
the city is Telmessos and you will see a fortress on the
hill overlooking the city which was built by Knights of
Rhodes Island. Fethiye is also known for its rock tombs
carved into the faces of the high cliffs by the Lycians.
Among these tombs especially remarkable one is the tomb of
Amnytas dating from the 4th century BC, elaborately carved
in Doric architectural style. It is worth well visiting.
Other historical places around the town are the Sarcopaghi
and the Fethiye Tower.
Arrival: There are regular bus connections to Fethiye
from all major cities and towns of Turkey. Dalaman is the
nearest airport to Fethiye, and there are frequent flights
from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. In peak summer season there
may be rare charter flights to Dalaman airport from
some major international airports as well. There is also
airport shuttle service of HAVAS for each domestic flight
from Dalaman Airport to Fethiye Marina, which takes about 70
minutes and costs around 10 Euro pp.
Click here for the
shuttle schedule of HAVAS for Dalaman airport.
Oludeniz is 14 km (9 mi) south of Fethiye. The town
is a beach resort, and remains one of the most photographed
beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at
the mouth of Olu Deniz, a blue lagoon. The lagoon is
legally recognized as a natural reserve and constructing
buildings is strictly prohibited. Olu Deniz is famous for
its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, and is an official
blue flag beach frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in
the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. The
resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It
is regarded as one of the best places in the world for
paragliding due to its unique panoramic views, and the Baba
Dag mountains exceptional height